Research units, institutes and centres
The University policy on units, centres and institutes provides for the following three formal categories of research centres.
- Departmental/school unit or centre
- Faculty centre, and
- University centre or institute
All centres have research as their main focus, and consist of a group of academic and research staff drawn from one or more departments, schools and/or faculties. A centre implies commitment to develop a programme in broader fashion than a single research project. In addition, The University of Auckland is host to four of the national Centres of Research Excellence (CoREs).
The University has more than a dozen research units ranging from our world renowned Yacht Research Unit to the Energy and Fuels Research Unit and the Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience.
The University has eight multi-disciplinary University centres and institutes that are focused on pioneering research.
Cancer research, environmental law and software innovation are just some of the topics covered by more than 20 research centres based at the University.
Three of seven New Zealand CoREs - government-funded centres to promote academic inquiry into areas considered of national and international importance - are based at the University.
The University also recognises that some centres may have a primary focus other than research; ie, education centres that provide research infrastructure and are essential for research.
The University also recognises that some centres may have a primary focus other than research; ie, facility centres that provide research infrastructure and are essential for research.
Faculties, institutes, campuses and library
- Faculty of Arts
- Business School
- National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Engineering
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
- Faculty of Science
- Liggins Institute
- Auckland Bioengineering Institute
- Libraries and Learning Services
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