Profile & Trends 2015: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Research [Part 3 of 6]

Publication Details

This is edition 18 in an annual series on the tertiary education sector. New Zealand’s Tertiary Education Research is the third of six reports to be published in the Profile and Trends 2015 series.

The key findings of New Zealand’s Tertiary Education Research for 2015 were:

  • There were 9,070 students enrolled in doctoral degrees, including 4,080 international students.
  • 1,350 students completed a doctoral degree, including 660 international students.
  • Government funding of research increased from 2014 to 2015 to $341 million.

Author(s): Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis, Ministry of Education

Date Published: September 2016

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New Zealand's Tertiary Education Research

New Zealand's Tertiary Education Research is one of six reports to be published this year in the Profile & Trends 2015 series.

The reports to be published in 2016 will contain data on tertiary education trends and changes for the year ended December 2015, unless otherwise stated.  The other five reports are:

  • New Zealand's Annual Tertiary Education Enrolments
  • Tertiary Education Outcomes and Qualification Completions
  • New Zealand's Workplace-based Learners
  • Tertiary Education Sector and Student Support, and
  • New Zealand's Tertiary Education System.

Most of the statistics in New Zealand's Tertiary Education Research are derived from returns provided by government-funded tertiary education organisations to the Ministry of Education and to the Tertiary Education Commission.  The bibliometric measures used in this report are produced by the Ministry of Education using data from Thomson Reuters.  A list of figures is included at the end of the report.

The report begins with the trend in doctoral enrolments and describes the characteristics of doctoral students.  The first chapter also includes university doctoral enrolments and completions per academic staff member.  The information on the academic impact of research and collaborations at universities includes comparisons with Australian universities.  Chapter 2 covers information on the research funding of tertiary education organisations, including research contract income at universities, along with research expenditure at universities.

This year's Profile & Trends series represents the 18th annual survey of the tertiary education system to be published by the Ministry of Education.

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