Research institutes, centres and groups

The Faculty of Arts includes specialist and cross-disciplinary research centres.

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga is New Zealand's Māori Centre of Research Excellence, underpinned by its vision of Māori leading New Zealand into the future.

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The PPI provides independent analysis and insight into key policy issues affecting New Zealand and the world.

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COMPASS is an experienced team undertaking quantitative social science research of international standing and with policy relevance.


We are a multi-disciplinary research institute promoting research, scholarship and teaching on contemporary Europe and EU-related issues.

Visit the Europe Institute

The New Zealand Centre for Latin American Studies (NZCLAS) is New Zealand's only interdisciplinary research centre with a focus on Latin America.

Explore NZCLAS

The centre supports research into the historical and contemporary links between Northern and Central Europe, and New Zealand and the Pacific.

Read about their research

The AHI seeks to engage with the historical and cultural development of Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland and its importance to New Zealand life and beyond.

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The ANZL is a writer-led initiative developed to help our active practitioners sustain themselves through a writer's life.

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This project responds to Jacinda Ardern's calls for a politics of kindness by investigating what such politics really looks like.

Visit Agencies of Kindness

The University of Auckland Critical Theory Network is an interdisciplinary network of critical scholars from across the disciplines.

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The Big Q connects audiences to informed dialogue about science, economics, arts and politics.

Visit the Big Q