22 March 2018

Choose an education for your future

Education New Zealand

When you’re deciding where to study, it’s important to choose a country that will give you the skills you’ll need to succeed.

Globally-recognised qualifications are only part of it. Employers also want graduates who can think for themselves, collaborate with others and apply what they’ve learned to the real world.

And that’s where New Zealand excels.

New Zealand is the top English speaking country in the world for educating students for the future, according to a recent report by The Economist Intelligence Unit.

The Unit’s Worldwide Educating for the Future Index ranks New Zealand third out of 35 countries and the top English speaking country at preparing students for the demands of work and life in a rapidly changing world.

Why is New Zealand ranked so highly?

Because in New Zealand students develop the skills the world needs, discover new ways to learn, and gain all the benefits of studying in a fair, open and free society.

Skills the world needs

Study in New Zealand and you won’t just be memorising information from a textbook – you’ll be learning to think for yourself and come up with your own ideas.

That’s how our government-led education system produces graduates with the skills employers will look for in the future, including critical thinking, creativity, independence and teamwork.

In New Zealand, each student is treated as an individual. Our high-quality teachers and lecturers give you the personal support you need to succeed.

When Adriana Christie moved to New Zealand from Bogotá, Colombia, she found the skills she learned at university in New Zealand helped her manage her dyslexia and achieve her dream of becoming a social entrepreneur.

“I loved the Kiwi style of learning straight away because it focuses on teaching you skills that have an impact on what your life will be like in the future,” she says.

New ways to learn

In New Zealand, learning doesn’t happen only in the classroom.

Our practical, hands-on approach to learning shows students how to put their knowledge to work in the world.

Many of our tertiary courses and programmes have work placements and internships, enabling students to gain real-world skills and develop connections within their industry.

The Economist Intelligence Unit singled out the collaboration between New Zealand’s eight publicly-funded universities and industry for praise.

Richard Jin, from China, is among the international students who have benefited from New Zealand’s hands-on style of education.

He has been doing work experience in his institute of technology’s on-site veterinary clinic while studying to become a vet nurse.

A fair, open and free society

New Zealand is a safe, modern and progressive country. The experiences you’ll have here will help you grow personally as well as academically.

New Zealand gets full marks for cultural diversity and tolerance from The Economist Intelligence Unit, which describes us as a fair, open and free society.

It says societies like New Zealand’s produce students who are responsible, self-reliant and better able to make good decisions.

For Naresh Perinpanayagam, studying in a young, multicultural and open-minded country was a great foundation for becoming an advisor in the Office of the United Nations Secretary-General.

“I really appreciate the Kiwi values I learned in New Zealand,” says Naresh, who was born in Sri Lanka.

To set yourself up for success, choose the country that’s top in the world at educating students like you for the future.

Share this story
About the contributors
Education New Zealand