About the Faculty of Arts

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Our school is the centre of New Zealand's academic expertise in Asian and European studies.

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We have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research, driven by our belief that the humanities are of intrinsic value to society today.

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We engage critically with studies of culture and communication and issues confronting humanity and society in the past, the present and into the future.

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We actively support Māori and Pacific development by advancing our knowledge of Te Ao Māori and Pacific world views through our teaching and research.

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Since the first Faculty of Arts appeal in 2004, our benefactors have provided financial support for many students who have come to the University.

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