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Education for sustainable development. Prepare for today. Be ready to create tomorrow.

Our world is changing. We need new ways of thinking and learning. We need to solve the future challenges, without ever forgetting the importance of people.

A New Zealand education is uniquely designed to help you reach your full potential - whatever tomorrow brings.

In New Zealand, we talk about “kaitiakitanga” - caring for people and place.

The concept of “Kaitiakitanga” involves respect, protection and shelter of the environment and the preservation of traditional knowledge for the benefit of future generations.

Are you ready to create your future?

The event

Experience what it is like to be part of a class in New Zealand by participating for free in the Latam Masterclasses event, aimed at students who want to learn more about a New Zealand education and find out how it develops values, skills and motivation for people to take action for sustainability.

The Latin America Masterclasses are a series of classes (25 minutes long), with teachers who showcase why students from all over the world choose New Zealand as the country that will give them the skills and education to be ready for the future.

Addressing different topics, these showcase classes will be an excellent opportunity to understand why New Zealand is recognised as the best english speaking country in the world for preparing students for the future.

Participate to be ready for a better tomorrow!

Classes are available in Portuguese and Spanish.

Why New Zealand?

Because New Zealand is future-oriented, progressive and never stops learning.

Why participate?

New Zealand's practical and collaborative learning style provides the skills and knowledge for a successful future.

It gives students real-world skills they can use to help promote a more sustainable life on the planet, regardless of what career they choose.

You will grow as a person, and realize your potential in our diverse and welcoming educational system. You will understand the importance of taking actions that encompass economic growth, environmental care and social well-being.

You will learn to think critically, unleash your creativity, work well with others, and develop the skills needed for a rapidly changing future.

All of our eight universities are ranked in the top 3% in the world by the most prestigious international rankings such as Times Higher Education and QS World University Rankings.

Latin America Masterclasses


Huhana Smith

Climate Change Iwi-led Actions: Our Why's and How's - NOW

Huhana Smith
Massey University

This Master Class will overview a series of Māori-led, critical actions undertaken over the last 20 years in Kuku, Horowhenua for the sake of freshwater flowing to sea, related biodiversity therein, and why the return of coastal wetlands ponding systems are being proposed in greater numbers in coastal pastures.

Christian Schott

Sustainable Tourism Development: A Regenerative Approach to Tourism

Christian Schott
Victoria University of Wellington

In response to passionate critical conversations about tourism's net contributions to the wellbeing of host communities, natural environments, and host community's economies taking place in Aotearoa New Zealand and across the globe, this Masterclass will discuss Sustainable Tourism Development as a pivotal response.

Tanya Jurado

Sustainable Business Practices in Aotearoa New Zealand

Tanya Jurado
Massey University

This lecture is an outline of sustainable business practices in Aotearoa New Zealand. We will cover what sustainable business practices are, what support is available to help businesses become more sustainable, and we will finish off with some examples from NZ.


Silvia Serrao-Neumann

What makes cities more liveable

Silvia Serrao-Neumann
University of Waikato

This Masterclass will discuss what liveability is, how it is measured, along with planning strategies that can support its achievement. The Masterclass will draw on a range of international examples to illustrate this such as the Barcelona superblocks and Project for Public Space to name a few.

Tek Tjing

Blue Economy: sustainable use of our oceans

Tek Tjing
Auckland University of Technology

Oceans cover nearly 70% of our planet and comprise more than 95% of the available water on the earth. Anything that happens in oceans has implications for human life: oceans influence our weather, provide food, mineral, energy and so on. UN estimates that annually, the ocean economy has a turnover between US$3 and 6 trillion.

Hugh Bigsby

Resilience and Food Systems - The Future Challenge of Today's Students

Hugh Bigsby
Lincoln University

The seminar will look at the challenges universities face in ensuring that the next generation of graduates will be well positioned to help food production systems navigate the changes that will be needed.

Experience New Zealand education

Register now to participate in the Latin America Masterclasses for free!


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