Commentary is an occasional publication produced by the Vice-Chancellor's Office. Its purpose is to provide research-based analysis on issues of importance to New Zealand's tertiary education and research sectors, and encourage and inform discussion and debate on these issues, which are critical to the country's future.

It is important to the University of Auckland, and to the New Zealand university system more generally, that opinion leaders are well informed about the issues facing tertiary education and research.

We hope you will take the time to read each issue, and that you will find Commentary a valuable source of information and comment.

Your feedback on the issues addressed is welcome: email