Why Should I Go To New Zealand?
New Zealand may just be the most beautiful country that you will ever visit. In addition to the dramatic landscape, Kiwis are kind, friendly and laidback. The South Island is amazing, in terms of scenery and activities. And if you love outdoor adventure, you may never want to leave. NZ’s fertile soil and supple fishing waters make New Zealand a prime location for fresh produce, seafood, cattle and lamb. These strengths are reflected both in the grocery store, with plentiful, healthy selections and at restaurants, where chefs create exotic, delicious plates at very reasonable prices.
No need to worry about asking for directions, negotiating prices or buying produce in another language, Kiwis are the friendliest people on the planet and are always willing to help. Coffee culture is outstanding as well, with a cafe on nearly every corner of the country, each with extremely high quality beans, standards and practices.
NZ has 8 great universities. NZ is recognized as a world-class provider of international courses for students, offering impressive institutions and a progressive education system. NZ also has 8 crown research institutes (CRIs). The CRIs create economic, environmental and social wealth through science and its application in NZ and around the world.
Visiting NZ is a once in a lifetime opportunity that you may regret not taking advantage of, if you don’t. You’ll receive so much life experience, education, and memories for a lifetime.
The Royal Society’s involvement in the EAPSI program is possible, thanks to the financial support of the New Zealand Ministry of Science and Innovation (MSI). The Royal Society coordinates the orientation, and helps participants move to host institutions.
See How to Locate Potential Host Institutions for more information on how to locate a host institution/researcher in New Zealand.
Potential Host Institutions in New Zealand
|Potential hosts are grouped as follows:|
|NOTE: Other institutions, including additional company laboratories,can be considered on a case-by-case basis.|
|- Crown Research Institutes|
|- Non-governmental Organizations|
University of Auckland - www.auckland.ac.nz
Auckland University of Technology - www.aut.ac.nz
University of Canterbury - www.canterbury.ac.nz
Lincoln University - www.lincoln.ac.nz
Massey University - www.massey.ac.nz
University of Otago - www.otago.ac.nz
Waikato University - www.waikato.ac.nz
Victoria University of Wellington - www.victoria.ac.nz
CROWN RESEARCH INSTITUTES
Ag Research - www.agresearch.co.nz
Crop and Food Research - www.crop.cri.nz
Institute of Environmental Science & Research Ltd - www.esr.cri.nz
Scion Research - www.scionresearch.com
Geological & Nuclear Sciences - www.gns.cri.nz
HortResearch - www.hortresearch.co.nz
Industrial Research - www.irl.cri.nz
Landcare Research - www.Landcareresearch.co.nz
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research - www.niwa.cri.nz
Cawthron Institute - www.cawthron.org.nz
Malaghan Institute of Medical Research - www.malaghan.org.nz
AG Research - hhttp://www.agresearch.co.nz/default.asp
DairyNZ - http://www.dairynz.co.nz
Last Updated: July 13, 2011 04:35 PM