About Pacific Studies

Talofa lava, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Ni sa bula vinaka, Malo ni, Fākatalofa atu, Mauri, Aloha.

We develop national, regional and global citizens through academic excellence in teaching, research and service; driven by Pacific-infused epistemologies and pedagogical practice, whilst nurturing, strengthening and sustaining meaningful engagement with students, families, academics and communities.

As one of the global leaders in Pacific Studies, we pride ourselves on our world-leading research and scholarly enterprise.

We advance interdisciplinary knowledge in Pacific histories, health and wellbeing, social anthropology, languages (Samoan, Cook Islands Reo, Tongan), indigenous epistemologies, dance, performance, material culture and film.

We are positioned in close proximity to the Fale Pasifika, our cultural reference point and a symbol of our identity as Pacific students and staff at the University of Auckland.