New Maori Research Institution launched

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Maori research at the University of Waikato has been given a boost with the launch of the Te Kotahi Research Institute (TKRI) on 27 October.

The aim of the institute is to promote innovation, wellbeing and inspiration. It will have a number of roles including providing interdisciplinary and applied research, facilitating collaborative research projects, building research capacity with iwi, project management support for iwi research, and enhancing knowledge translation and uptake.

The institute’s director, Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith, says

We expect the institute to attract postgraduate students, national and international researchers, and become a hub for high-quality indigenous research that crosses disciplinary boundaries and focuses on improving the lives of whanau, hapu and iwi.

Key themes are economic development and inter-generational sustainability; environmental and iwi well-being; solving complex social challenges; matauranga, tikanga and reo; and leadership, kaitiakitanga, and rangatiratanga.

2 COMMENTS

  1. This holds lots of great potential. Ka rawe whanaunga ma.

    Will there be an opportunity to extend this institution to other universities in the South Island?

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