Latin American Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence announced

The LANZBC congratulate the University of Auckland and Victoria University on their successful bid to host new Centres of Asia-Pacific Excellence (CAPEs).

The CAPEs will be cross-institutional centres of excellence specialising in the language, culture, politics and economics of countries or groups of countries within the Asia-Pacific region.

“They are an important and strategic investment in New Zealand’s future. So much of our trade, tourism and migration is focused on the Asia-Pacific region. It makes sense to deepen our understanding of it,” Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Mr Goldsmith said.

As well as teaching about and researching these countries, each CAPE will be mandated to help learners, exporters, and government agencies improve their understanding of the countries and their languages.

“The new CAPEs will provide initiatives and programmes of use to small and medium enterprises wanting to grow their understanding of the Asian and Latin American markets.”

“The centres will also help individuals better prepare to do business and connect with the Asia-Pacific region.”

The the full press release here.

This entry was posted on 9 Mar 2017


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