Te Rautaki Matihiko | Digital Strategy 2025 and Te Rautaki Raraunga | Data Strategy

The University of Auckland Digital Strategy 2025 guides the whole University in using digital techniques and practices to achieve the vision and goals of Taumata Teitei, working through the Waipapa Framework.

About the Digital Strategy

Digital adoption continues to drive substantial, ongoing, and quickening shifts in how people work and communicate. The implications for the University’s core activities are breathtaking in scale and scope. Transformational change of teaching pedagogies, research disciplines, engagement paradigms, and ways of working are all driven by digital adoption.

There is an urgency for the University to embrace these changes wholeheartedly. These factors are recognised by and shape our Digital Strategy.

Taumata Teitei, the University of Auckland Vision 2030 and Strategic Plan 2025, casts an ambitious agenda for the future, grounded in principles of te ao Māori and our shared values. A strong thread of humanism and authentic, vital connections between people and communities runs through Taumata Teitei.

The University of Auckland Digital Strategy 2025 guides the whole University in using digital techniques and practices to achieve the vision and goals of Taumata Teitei, working through the Waipapa Framework.

Located in Tāmaki Makaurau and standing in Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific, the distinctiveness of the University of Auckland, Waipapa Taumata Rau, must be as visible, acknowledged, and respected in our digital presence as it will be in our physical estate.

Digital capabilities for research and innovation, learning and teaching, and partnerships and engagement are required for the University to be distinctive, customer-experience focused, and data-driven. More mature digital capabilities contribute directly to stronger research impacts, stronger learning outcomes, and deeper partnerships and engagement. Digital techniques will advance sharing, curation, and preservation of our distinctive content and valuable collections, promoting appropriate open access.

In a sustainable, ethical, and informed context, we emphasise digital capabilities the University must develop to design and deliver experiences that empower and enable our  constituents, cohorts, and communities to connect, thrive, and succeed.

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About the Data Strategy

Waipapa Taumata Rau’s first data strategy – Te Rautaki Raraunga builds on aspirations in Taumata Teitei. It ensures ethical data acquisition, structure, storage, utilisation of data assets, creating a high-trust culture, enhancing insights and data-informed decision support practising Māori data sovereignty and Te Ao Māori principles, providing and crafting mana-enhancing experiences.

Covering all data assets and artifacts across the institution, the data strategy warrants data is acquired, managed, governed, cared for and made available to those who need it through its life cycle across three strategic domains. These are education and student experience, research and innovation and institutional and administrative areas.

We envisage unleashing the benefits and power of data, realising the value propositions for the University to be utilising, enabled and driven by data. These can be achieved by enhanced policy framework, data governance practices, digital ethics, data culture, data literacy and clear roles and responsibilities.

At the centrepiece of the stage, we expect to enhance our data ecosystem, enriching and expanding its depth and breadth via ethical, sustainable acquisition and ingestion, allowing quality data models to be curated for analysis and discovery. We aim to provide a discoverable, searchable and accessible data catalogue and definitions to data consumers to explore and better understand the meaning, lineage, applicability, limitations and context for critical data elements.

We will invest and provide intelligent, innovative, relevant tools, applications and platforms to enable the institution to harvest insights to guide decision-making through advanced analytical, storytelling, visualisation and data science capabilities. It allows new metrics, algorithms, predictions, and collaborations to be formed. Improving the provision of data and insights based on roles and needs, lifting data maturity and improving data culture.

Strong advocation and education, sharing and mentorship of information products and techniques and partnership with key stakeholders are mandatory to the success of the data strategy. We will empower staff’s competencies by embedding relevant modules in their professional development plans – covering privacy, ethics, literacy and any relevant soft skills on data analytics and discovery. Clear data roles and responsibilities will provide clear boundaries and accountability in guiding data quality, classification, sharing, and access.

We look forward to working with stakeholders to bring our vision to life.