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Terms of Reference

  • To review proposed and existing international agreements and make recommendations to senate regarding their approval or continuance.
  • To provide oversight of academic and compliance aspects of incoming and outgoing student exchanges
  • To provide a mechanism for the co-ordination and exchange of information regarding internationalisation across the Divisions and Departments of the University.
  • To assist in the identification of best practices in internationalisation in universities in New Zealand and abroad.
  • To provide a forum for ongoing inter-Divisional consideration and discussion of strategic matters relating to internationalisation.
  • To submit discussion documents and provide advice to Senate on important issues relating to internationalisation.
  • To report annually to Senate on progress in the international activities of the University.
  • To encourage applications for internally funded grants for the promotion of internationalisation.


Composition of the BoardExpiry date (if applicable)
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement) (Convener)Ex-officio
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (or nominee) of the Division of CommerceEx-officio
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (or nominee) of the Division of Health SciencesEx-officio
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (or nominee) of the Division of HumanitiesEx-officio
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (or nominee) of the Division of SciencesEx-officio
Director, International, Co-opted 31 July 2019 
International Students Officer, OUSA, Co-opted 31 July 2019 

The Committee has the power to co-opt up to two additional members.

In Attendance

  • Committee Secretary, Internationalisation Committee, Lynda McIver
    (email; tel +64 3 479 8345)
  • Director, Pacific Development
  • Director, Office of Māori Development
  • Manager, International Student Services
  • Manager, International Marketing and Recruitment
  • Representative, Graduate Research School
  • Representative, Campus and Collegiate Life Services Division
  • Co-ordinator, International Partnerships
  • Senior Strategy and Policy Advisor, External Engagement

Meetings for 2024

The Internationalisation Committee is scheduled to meet on the following dates:

  • 11 March
  • 6 May
  • 17 June
  • 12 August
  • 7 October
  • 18 November

Venue and time

Council Chamber, First Floor, Clocktower Building at 2:00 pm (unless otherwise specified).

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