Research institutes and centres

The University policy on centres and institutes provides for the following three formal categories of research centres.

  1. Departmental/school centre
  2. Faculty centre, and
  3. 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).
 

  • Departmental/school centres

    The University has more than 20 research units ranging from our world renowned Yacht Research Unit to the Energy and Fuels Research Unit and the Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience.

  • University centres and institutes

    The University has eight multi-disciplinary University centres and institutes that are focused on pioneering research.

  • Education centres

    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.

  • Facility centres

    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.