Invitation to participate in New Zealand’s International Education Industry

Register for Workshops held in Auckland (11 March) and Wellington (13 March) to participate in the development of a Strategic Roadmap for the Educational Services & Products Sector of New Zealand’s International Education Industry.

 

International Education is New Zealand’s fifth largest export industry, generating in excess of $2.6 billion per annum for the New Zealand economy and supporting over 28,000 jobs for New Zealanders.

 

The Government has set an ambitious goal of doubling the value of the industry from $2.6 billion to $5 billion by 2025 and increasing the value of education services exports to $500M from its current level of $100M.

 

The key difference between the educational services & products sector (ES&P) and other sectors within the international education industry is that ES&P is focused on generating revenue offshore as opposed to attracting international students to New Zealand and is also by far and away the most diverse of all the sectors within the industry including:

Key services & products Provider types
Content Creation
  • Publishing
  • Curriculum materials
  • Educational intellectual property
  • Publishers
  • Educational institutions and learning design companies
  • Government agencies
  • Publishers
  • Educational institutions and learning design companies
  • Government agencies
Educational Technology
  • Instructional support
  • Platforms and administrative tools
  • Publishers
  • Technology businesses
  • Publishers
  • Technology businesses
Transnational  Education
  • Offshore teaching and accreditation
  • Distance learning
  • Consultancy
  • Educational institutions
  • Educational institutions
  • Consultancies
  • Educational institutions
  • Educational institutions
  • Consultancies

 

Many New Zealand companies and organisations are likely to be involved in generating educational services exports. However as this may not be their primary business activity, it is hard to identify the true scale of this activity and the extent to which companies or organisations are involved.

 

We are convinced however that the future global market for these kinds of services will present enormous opportunities for New Zealand companies, with some forecasts estimating the global market for EdTech to be worth a staggering US$220 billion by 2017.

 

For this reason, Education New Zealand is keen to further understand the activities of those companies involved in exporting products and services in this space and to facilitate the development of a strategic roadmap that will identify how best to support the growth aspirations of companies and organisations in the global marketplace.

As part of the development of a strategic roadmap for the education services and products sector we have produced a discussion paper on the sector which can be found here and also invite you to attend one of two workshops to be held from 9.30am to 1pm in Auckland on 11 March or Wellington on 13 March. You can register for either workshop on the registration page

 

Further background information on the development of strategic roadmaps for New Zealand’s international education industry can be found on our website and also on the Education New Zealand company page on LinkedIn