29 May 2010

NZ signs education agreement with Saudi Arabia

1:47 pm on 29 May 2010

The Government has signed an agreement with Saudi Arabia to increase collaboration in the fields of education and science.

Education Minister Anne Tolley says Saudi Arabia is New Zealand's fifth largest source of international students and provides an estimated $250 million of revenue to the country every year.

The agreement, signed on Friday, lays out how New Zealand and Saudi Arabia will collaborate in education and science.

This could include joint research projects, academic programmes and exchanges between the two countries.