Schools set to vote on education merger in July
The education committee has given the green light to the proposal to merge the University of Wellington with the University of Otago.
Otago chairman Richard Campbell said he thought the move was sensible for the public.
"I am not worried for any particular department's bottom line but I think we have a different model to what we have seen in the past so we want to make sure we have got proper competition on our books," Campbell said.
Otago was the first state to merge its two universities after it emerged earlier this year that UO would be merged with UOW.
UO had faced a $20 billion shortfall and OUP, at a cost of nearly $6 billion, was facing problems in building and maintaining facilities.
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Campbell said while the unive출장 마사지rsities were different, they were still both very good institutions.
"I don't think you can be both UOW and UO," he said.
Campbell said he wanted the new name to be that we were united by excellence.
Campbell said there were still some concerns for Canterbury because the merging would create a new regional university.
"I think some of the best universities in the country are now in two small cities… we are moving the balance away from Canterbury to Wellington.
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UO president Michael Maguire said there should be a "fair and transparent process" when it came to the merging.
"The merging will be a fair and transparent process that will ensure that this will be achieved."
He also said there were other areas of the University of Wellington's operations in London, Edinburgh and New Zealand, which are also part of the University of Canterbury, and those areas were also linked.
UO and Otago could work closely and would help each other.
Maguire said Otago had been the "top" university in Auckland and the capital for the last 50 years and the amalgamation would give the universities "an opportunity to create a very strong university" in the capital, which would also be a good investment.
University of Canterbury president Prof Bruc