An Education Ministry report released yesterday, What are they doing? The field of study of domestic students/learners, found enrolments in engineering & related technologies at bachelors level or higher reached an all-time high of over 11,500 last year, up 3500 (44%) from 2008.
Why would a city that’s proven incapable of explaining its scientific ingenuity want to join an international organisation which demands innovation as an entry card?
The new technology incubators funded through Callaghan Innovation have made their first repayable grants to 7 innovative startups.
Science & Innovation Minister Steven Joyce announced 2 pilot initiatives last Thursday to lift New Zealanders’ engagement with science & technology.
That science thing, do it. I remember Bob Tizard, when he was science minister in the 1980s Labour government, telling Rotarians in Auckland the young government was going to invest more in science. It was hard to see much evidence of that or any subsequent government following up his enthusiasm over the next quarter century.