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  • PPI Games at IPU New Zealand attracts tertiary athletes from around New Zealand
    On Friday, 19 October 2018, the first PPI (Perhimpunan Pelajar Indonesia) Games held its opening celebration event at IPU New Zealand. The PPI Games attracted Indonesian tertiary athletes from around New Zealand, including students from...
  • Pizza and Fireworks bring students together
    Over 100 students from IPU New Zealand, Massey, UCOL, Awatapu College, Palmerston North Boys High School, and Freyberg High School attended the Welcoming Communities Student Connect event - 'Pizza & Fireworks' on Monday November...
  • Overseas students flock to Manawatū as successful marketing campaign bears fruit
    An overseas student studying in Palmerston North isn't surprised the city's international education sector is booming, given its natural beauty and compact layout. New figures show the sector has added $115 million to the economy in...
  • IPU New Zealand Toastmasters Club awarded Select Distinguished Club ribbon
    IPU New Zealand Toastmasters Club has recently been named a Select Distinguished Club for the 2017-2018 Toastmasters year. To win a Select Distinguished Club ribbon, IPU New Zealand Toastmasters Club met education, membership, training, and...
  • Red Cross staff ‘first on the scene’ at the IPU New Zealand Spring Festival
    Volunteers of the Palmerston North branch of the New Zealand Red Cross raised funds for the organisation’s humanitarian projects by holding a book stall and a charity shop at this year’s IPU New Zealand Spring Festival. Alan Puttock,...
  • IPU New Zealand students recognised for their success
    On Wednesday afternoon, 29 August 2018, IPU New Zealand recognised students for achieving academic excellence in Semester 1, 2018. Stewart Holdaway and Neil Bond, Assistant Deans of the Faculty of International Studies handed out the awards to...
  • IPU New Zealand lecturer helps Indonesian students achieve success
    One of IPU New Zealand’s business and marketing lecturers, Marveys Ayomi, featured in the 2018 edition of the Indonesian Embassy's annual magazine: INZIST (Indonesia and New Zealand including Samoa and Tonga).  This edition...
  • IPU Student Volunteers help Global Festival suceed
    Saturday the 21st of July saw the Palmerston North City Library hold a fun multicultural event for families in the community. Six students from IPU New Zealand kindly volunteered their time to help out, interacting with local children, painting...
  • IPU New Zealand Kodama Drum Team entertains at The World on Stage
    On Saturday, 30 June 2018, cultural groups from around the Manawatu entertained the Palmerston North community with an evening of multicultural dancing, costumes, singing, and music at the Regent on Broadway. Organised by the Manawatu...
  • Captivating speeches from international students at IPU New Zealand’s 2018 Speech Contest
    On Wednesday, 20 June 2018, fourteen speakers from Uzbekistan, Japan, Nepal, New Zealand and Taiwan competed for the top prize in the annual IPU New Zealand speech contest. This year’s speech topic was After I finish at IPU New Zealand, what...
  • Dr Tadashi Iwami Presentation in Tokyo
    Dr Tadashi Iwami, Lecturer in International Relations at IPU New Zealand, gave a presentation entitled “New Zealand under Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern” at an international conference between 1 and 3 June 2018. The conference took...
  • A fun night for High School students at the IPU New Zealand Omatsuri
    On Friday evening, 25 May 2018, secondary school students from around the Manawatu and beyond enjoyed experiencing Japanese culture and food at the IPU New Zealand annual Omatsuri Festival held in the Recreation Centre. Over 300 students and...
  • IPU lecturer speaks to Massey University students about strategy in the hospitality industry
    On Thursday, 24 May 2018, Glen Hepburn gave a guest lecture to postgraduate students at Massey University’s Business School in Palmerston North. Glen was invited by Professor Christian Felzensztein to speak to students in his Advanced...
  • IPU New Zealand sorts career and learning pathways at the Sort-it Careers Expo
    On Thursday, 17 May, the Manawatu Sort It Careers Expo at the Fly Palmy Arena attracted secondary school groups from around the Manawatu region and beyond. The expo showcased the career training and employment prospects offered by seventy...
  • Emeritus Professor of Ochanomizu University inspires IPU New Zealand students and staff
    On Thursday, 3 May 2018, Emeritus Professor Nobuko Uchida of Ochanomizu University gave a motivating lecture to IPU New Zealand students and lecturers about communication skills for the age of globalisation.   Professor Uchida’s two...
  • An English language teaching qualification that opens doors around the world
    With two billion people expected to be using or learning English by 2020, the need for teachers with high quality, internationally accepted English language teaching qualifications has never been greater. IPU New Zealand offers one of the...
  • Reopening of IPU’s T Block classrooms
    Friday the 6th of April 2018 saw the grand reopening of T-Block at IPU New Zealand. After many months of refurbishment and upgrading, the modern classrooms can now be used for our new students, giving them the best environment for their education....
  • IPU Japan Immersion Programme: Kiwi students discovering Japanese culture
    The New Zealand actor, Martin Henderson, said, “I love new places, new people, new ideas. I love cultural differences…” He’s not alone—in March, 19 IPU New Zealand first-year students travelled from Palmerston North...
  • IPU NZ Relay for life
    On the weekend of 10 and 11 March 2018, IPU New Zealand students will participate in Relay For Life, acommunity cancer-awareness event that puts the fun into fundraising. Along with cancer survivors andtheir carers, IPU students will join the...
  • In Memory of Robert Khan JP, QSM
    Robert Khan, JP, QSMPassed away on 8th March, 2018 in Auckland. Dr. Khan taught in the Postgraduate programme from 2013-2016. He was lecturer for International Human Resource Management, Leadership, Communication and Change, and Postgraduate...
  • From IPU Japan to IPU New Zealand: Embracing the kiwi way of life
    Franklin D. Roosevelt once said that ‘the science of human relationships’—the cornerstone of peace—is essential for humanity’s survival. Now living over nine thousand kilometres from his hometown of Koshigaya, in the...
  • Google just made the case for more foreign language education
    Science, technology, engineering, and math are not the only (or even the most) valuable 21st century skills. Even Google says so. Thanks to Transparent Language for the article. Read the original article here In the last decade, American...
  • Multicultural Quilt comes to stay at IPU
    The Multicultural quilt showcases the different ethnic groups represented in the Manawatu Multicultural Council and Palmerston North City. The quilt serves as a banner for the Manawatu Multicultural council and signifies a sense of belongingness...
  • IPU New Zealand students ride the Palmerston North bus for free
    IPU New Zealand students are now able to ride the Palmerston North urban bus service for free. The Board of IPU New Zealand has contributed to Palmerston North for 27 years and is delighted that students will now have greater access to the city....
  • 11th Manawatu Chinese Speech Competition
    On 15 October 2017, four IPU NZ students participated in the 11th Manawatu Chinese Speech Competition held at the Globe Theatre in Palmerston North and came away with first prize. This competition is a big Chinese language and cultural...
  • IPU International Spring Festival
    The IPU New Zealand annual International Spring Festival went off with a bang last weekend.  Culture, cherry blossoms, and community mixed for the day at IPU New Zealand’s campus.  While the recreation centre buzzed to vibrant...
  • Seminar Report of Professor Rouben Azizian and Carl Bradley, Massey University
    On 3 rd February 2017, Professor Rouben Azizian and Carl Bradley from Massey University cameto IPU for the seminar organised by Dr Tadashi Iwami, International Relations Lecturer at IPUand Co-Chair of the New Zealand Institute of International...
  • IPU graduates achieving as Accounting Technicians
    Become an Accounting Technician (AT) and gain a formal qualification that covers accounting and wider business management by enroling in our Bachelor of Contemporary International Studies (BCIS) degree. Chartered Accountants ANZ will accept...
  • Crescendo project visits IPU NZ
    Buddy, Nozomi, & Jenni are alumni from a performing arts oriented teaching and performing company called The Young Americans. Currently at both IPU New Zealand & Japan, they are doing human empowerment through expression education...
  • Asia New Zealand Foundation exchange
    2016 recipients of the Asia New Zealand Foundation scholarship headed over to IPU Okayama for a real-life induction to Japanese living.  The six month study abroad programme was courtesy of the Asia New Zealand Foundation and Nakashimato Co...
  • IPU NZ English Speech Contest
    Fifteen speakers from six countries came together with three judges and, 86 students and staff for this year’s IPU New Zealand English speaking contest. This year’s topic was, “I Have a Dream”. First to take to the stage...
  • Immigration Advisers Authority
    International students studying in New Zealand might be considering ‘what next’ and looking at what visa options they or their families have in New Zealand. Please read this article to be aware of what you need to do to make...
  • QTI defends high quality international education against political attacks
    QTI defends high quality international education against political attacks Quality Tertiary Institutions (Nga Wananga Kounga), a key private tertiary education sector peak body, is going into bat for high quality international education in the...
  • Representatives from NTC Group visited IPU New Zealand
    IPU New Zealand hosted 2 representatives from NTC Group on April 5th, to showcase our unique learning environment. IPU New Zealand is looking forward to strengthening our collaboration with NTC Group in the coming years. NTC is a private...
  • Vietnamese Principals and Government Officials Visit
    From 14/03/2017 to 24/03/2017, IPU New Zealand hosted a visit by officials of the Department of Education & Training (DOET), Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.       Mr Pham Ngoc Thanh, deputy director of the Ho Chi Minh City...
  • IPU Chinese lessons
    From next week on, IPU's Chinese night class would be held in T-block from 6:00pm to 7:00pm every Tuesday & Wednesday. Currently we have 2 students involved and we use Chinese Made Easy and Developing Chinese as the textbooks. For more...
  • UN Peacekeeper holds lecture on campus
    Seminar Report of Todd Hart, Lieutenant Colonel of New Zealand Army On 3 rd February 2017, Todd Hart, Lieutenant Colonel of New Zealand Army gave a lecture in a seminar held by New Zealand Institute of International Affairs Palmerston...
  • IPU New Zealand Graduation 2016
    On December 7th IPU New Zealand celebrated our 26th Graduation at the convention centre. Comment from our president Wayne Edwards: A Message to Graduands from the IPU New Zealand President Receiving your degree or diploma...
  • Mihara City Council visit
    President Wayne Edwards summed up the mayoral delegation's visit to the IPU New Zealand campus, "Mihara and our city are of similar size and there are common aspirations. New Zealand is seeking to increase international student numbers...
  • The Mexican Ambassador holds a seminar on campus
    Seminar Report of José Gerardo Traslosheros Hernández, Ambassador of Mexico to New Zealand. On 19 October 2016, Mr. José Gerardo Traslosheros Hernández, Ambassador of Mexico to New Zealand, had a formal lecture in a...
  • IPU New Zealand Grad Makes the news
    IPU New Zealand Graduate Greg Ng makes the news talking about his life in Japan.   Check out this article for more information:...
  • Model UN session at IPU New Zealand
    Model United Nations Introduction to International Relations students were given the responsibility to represent a state (country) as a delegate for the Model United Nations Security Council session. Delegates were required to participate,...
  • IPU New Zealand hosts CEO of New Zealand Volunteer Service
    Dr. Gill Greer, CEO of New Zealand Volunteer Service Abroad had a formal lecture with the IPU students and staff on VSA’s role in the Pacific Island countries. She provided us with informative, interesting and insightful works and...
  • Ambassador from Mexico visits IPU New Zealand
    On 13 July 2016, His Excellency José Gerardo Traslosheros, Ambassador of Mexico to New Zealand, visited IPU New Zealand in Palmerston North. Ambassador Traslosheros came to New Zealand in May 2016.  A chance meeting in Wellington with...
  • High Commissioner of Singapore visits IPU New Zealand
    Mr. Bernard Baker the High Commissioner of Singapore to New Zealand had a formal lecture with the IPU students and staff on “Singapore's Foreign Policy”. His speech was specifically on the opportunities and challenges of the...
  • IPU Library now can be viewed in 3D
    Here is the final product! Take a tour through our beautiful library in full 3D, courtesy of SmartView Media NZ.   Just click on the image above and follow the instructions supplied.
  • IPU New Zealand Speech Contest
    The 7th IPU NZ English Speech Contest was held on the 29th June 2016 at the Institute’s Dojo.  23 speakers, mainly from the Foundation and Degree programmes participated in the event.  The theme of the Contest this year was...
  • IPU made the news today!
    IPU New Zealand was featured on Stuff.co.nz today along with our extensive collection of manga that has arrived from Japan.  Check it out on the link below!  ...
  • The 118th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence
    Invited by His Excellency Ambassador Jesus S. Domingo and Madam Domingo, IPU New Zealand attended a celebratory reception of the 118th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Philippine Independence at Te Marae, Te Papa, Wellington. It was the...
  • IPU UN model session
    On Tuesday 31 May, our undergraduate students who study international relations held the UN model session. The theme of this year was “New Secretary General of United Nations”, the current Secretary General Ban Ki moon’s...
  • IPU New Zealand hosted a visit by a member of the Cambodian Royal Family
    This week, IPU New Zealand hosted a visit by a member of the Cambodian Royal Family - Prince Sisowath Thomico, the former advisor to King Norodom Sihanouk. The Prince was officially welcomed by President Professor Wayne...
  • IPU Graduate works for CNN
    One of IPU New Zealand's graduates is living the dream working for CNN.   Please see the link below for her story:  http://www.iti.org.nz/Articles/ArticleId/578/ipu-graduate-international-broadcaster
  • IPU New Zealand welcomes 90 new students
    IPU New Zealand welcomes 90 new students.   This week IPU New Zealand welcomes 92 new students to our campus here in Palmerston North for our April intake.The new students spent three days from Wednesday through to Friday getting...
  • IPU New Zealand collaboration with emergency services
    On Wednesday 8th of March IPU New Zealand students participated in a bus crash simulation with the emergency services of Palmerston North.  The roles played by the students in this simulation will help the emergency services test their...
  • IPU New Zealand helps grow Japanese language in Hawkes Bay
    On the 14th of March 2016 IPU New Zealand staff and one current student spent the morning at Hereworth School in the Hawkes bay.   See how the day was from Hereworth school's point of view: "Japanese Language and...
  • Big Splash! at the Lido Aquatic Centre
    Diploma Event Management students from IPU New Zealand Tertiary Institute put into action the skills learned throughout their summer term studies. The Big Splash! attracted people of all ages from the Palmerston North community, and some...
  • IPU New Zealand hosts guests from Kwansei Gakuin University
    On Tuesday 8 March, Professors Testu Nakamura and Yoshiharu Minegishi from Kwansei Gakuin University visited the IPU New Zealand campus to give a presentation on Koinobori and Japanese kites as a way of promoting positive international...
  • Kite Workshop by Mikio Toki
    On Thursday 3 March, IPU New Zealand hosted a kite-making workshop, led by traditional Japanese kite-making master Mikio Toki. 12 New Zealand students participated in this workshop as part of the Immersion programme; a four week programme...
  • IPU New Zealand to host Japanese Trivia Championships 2016
    New Zealand Schools Japanese Trivia Championships 2016  IPU New Zealand is proud to host the second New Zealand Schools Japanese Trivia Championships for this year. The event will be held on Friday June 17th from 6:30pm through to...
  • Papuan Students Arrive at IPU New Zealand
    Papuan Students Arrive at IPU Eighteen new students from Papua Province in Indonesia were welcomed at IPU New Zealand this week under a Memorandum of Understanding between the Provincial Government and the Institute. This is the...
  • Students organise event at Lido Aquatic Centre
    Big Splash! at Lido Aquatic Centre Saturday March 12th. 1-5pm Lido Aquatic Centre www.lidoaquaticcentre.co.nz   Come on down to enjoy summer at our event!    A fun family event for all...
  • Applications for Semester One 2016 still open
    IPU New Zealand is still taking applications for study in semester one 2016 (Orientation Week: Wednesday 13th - Friday 15th April).  Download an enrolment application form here:  NZ Application Form, or get in touch with a...
  • 2015 IPU New Zealand Research Award goes to Talented Poet
       IPU New Zealand's annual staff research award was presented at the 2015 graduation ceremony at the Regent Theatre to poet and lecturer Johanna Aitchison. Johanna, an English lecturer in IPU New Zealand's degree...
  • 25th Graduation Ceremony at IPU New Zealand
      On Friday 4th December IPU New Zealand held our 25th Graduation Ceremony at the Regent Theatre. Celebrating a quarter century of delivering quality tertiary education this year, we congratulated 169 students who graduated with a diploma,...
  • IPU New Zealand thanks 2015 Internship Providers
    On Wednesday the 2nd of December IPU New Zealand hosted a thank you morning tea for our internship providers of 2015 in addition to prospective providers for 2016. The morning tea was not only an event to show our gratitude for the support from...
  • IPU New Zealand hosts CATE Conference Guests
      On Wednesday 18th November IPU New Zealand hosted 48 Careers Advisors from 33 secondary schools around New Zealand for the evening. The guests were in Palmerston North for the three-day annual CATE (Careers and Transition Education)...
  • IPU New Zealand Student puts Translation Skills to use in Horizons' Regional Council Internship
    IPU New Zealand third year student Yurika Yasukawa is thriving in her internship at the Horizons' Regional Council. Working towards her dream of becoming a translator, Yurika is getting hands-on experience translating bus timetables from...
  • MPs Jono Naylor and Todd Barclay visit IPU New Zealand
    IPU New Zealand hosted MPs Jono Naylor and Todd Barclay on Monday 19th October. Jono Naylor, who has a long-standing friendship with IPU New Zealand, introduced the Clutha-Southland MP, who was visiting the area from Gore. The two met with...
  • Trinity TESOL- Applications Open for 2016 Course
    Applications are now open for the February 2016 Trinity CertTESOL course. The Trinity CertTESOL is an internationally-recognised qualification that equips students  with the basic skills and knowledge required for ESOL teachers....
  • 2015 International Spring Festival
    At the International Spring Festival on Saturday 26th September there was extra cause to celebrate- in its 25th jubilee year IPC announced its official name change to IPU New Zealand. The name change reflects the institution's forward...
  • IPU New Zealand Welcomes New Head Librarian
      September saw the addition of Mojgan Sadighi to the IPU New Zealand family, as our new Head Librarian. Mojgan, along with her husband and two daughters, moved to Palmerston North from Australia in January this year, and brings with...
  • Manawatu Turbos Players Recognised at Academic Excellence Awards Ceremony
     At IPU New Zealand's Academic Excellence Awards Ceremony on August 24th 83 students received an award to acknowledge their high achievements over the past semester. Students were recognised for attaining the highest grades in their...
  • Palmerston North City Councillors' Visit
     IPU New Zealand hosted 10 of 15 Palmerston North City councillors on Tuesday September 22nd, to showcase their multicultural learning environment. As they celebrate their 25th jubilee in 2015, IPU New Zealand are looking forward to...
  • NZQA "Highly Confident" in IPU New Zealand's Educational Performance
    IPU New Zealand is delighted to announce that the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) undertook an External Evaluation Review of our institution in June 2015, the first since 2011, and have given us the highest possible rating: that of...
  • 2015 English Speech Contest
    The 6th IPU New Zealand English Speech Contest was held on the 24th June 2015 for the first time in our Dojo, Recreation Centre. 42 contestants participated in the event, which showcased the speaking and presentation skills of our students at...
  • Japanese Speech Contest
    On June 16 & 17, IPU New Zealand held its annual Japanese Speech contest for Kiwi students learning Japanese at IPU New Zealand. Students were allowed to pick any topic they wanted to speak about, and spoke for around 5 minutes each....
  • IPU Lecturer's Poetry Skills Rewarded
    Palmerston North poet Johanna Aitchison will be immersing herself in words when she takes up residency at the prestigious writers programme at Iowa University for two months. Made possible by funding of $20,000 from Creative New Zealand,...
  • 2015 Kyoto Omatsuri
    On May 29, IPU New Zealand Tertiary Institute held its increasingly popular annual event for learners of Japanese, the お祭り (Omatsuri, Japanese Festival). Over 200 high school students, year levels 10-13, from 14...
  • May Japanese Intensive Weekend
    IPU New Zealand Tertiary Institute, in Palmerston North, has been running Japanese Intensive Weekends for a number of years, with the ultimate goal of giving high school students an exciting and interactive Japanese experience, thereby...
  • Post Graduate Lecturer's Work to be Published in Journal
    Postgraduate programme coordinator and lecturer Dr. Rashid Ameer has had his paper, entitled "Idiosyncratic Risk of Investing in Islamic Capitalist Market Equities", accepted for publication in an upcoming issue of The Journal of...
  • Leadership Camp for the Immersion Programme and Hall Leader Team
    To celebrate their successful completion of the Japanese Immersion Programme, the new Kiwi students joined our team of Hall Leaders at a leadership camp in Otaki Gorge, from March 30th to April 1st. The purpose of this camp was to allow the...
  • Semester 1 Orientation 2015
    This year IPU New Zealand has the privilege of welcoming over 150 new students, who come to us from various locations in New Zealand and from all around the world. Orientation took place from April 8 - April 10, and it was fantastic to see our...
  • IPC Postgraduate Lecturer's Work Features in Financial Book Series Published in UK
      Dr Rashid Ameer, a lecturer on the Postgraduate Studies programme, has contributed to a recently published book in the UK, by writing two chapters with co-researchers. One chapter is entitled Finance and Sustainability-...
  • IPU New Zealand Kendo Club at Auckland Kendo Seminar
    IPU New Zealand Kendo Club captain Zoe Taylor attended the annual Auckland Kendo Seminar with four other members on the 21st and 22nd of February, 2015. The seminar featured a high-level, famous kendo practitioner (kendo-ka) each year; this...
  • International Relations Lecturer Publishes Journal Article
    Dr. Eswaranathan Ehambaranathan, known as Dr. Nathan, International Relations lecturer, recently published an article in the International Journal of Human Resource Studies. which can be found here on the Macrothink Institute website. The...
  • IPU New Zealand Lecturers have Journal Article and Book Published
    This month IPU New Zealand celebrates the successes of two of its faculty members having academic works published. Postgraduate Programme Coordinator Dr. Rashid Ameer's journal article FINANCIAL CONSTRAINTS, DEBT OVERHANG AND CORPORATE...