Education Tauranga delivers the international education strategy for Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty. Supported by Education New Zealand, Education Tauranga promotes the region as a high-quality study destination for international students, while also supporting over 40 local schools and institutions to become more globally connected.
The international education strategy for the region aims to create an environment where the sector can thrive and provide economic, social and cultural benefits for future regional development. It builds on the quality of education offered in the region and focuses on delivering excellent outcomes for international students as well as global opportunities for domestic students and institutions.
In 2017, the international education industry in Tauranga city alone was valued at $103 million annually and supported over 1100 jobs.
Education Tauranga project aims
$103 million into Tauranga economy
1,167 jobs across Tauranga region
2,870 international students (FTEs)
96% growth since 2016