Research institutes, centres and groups

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

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.


Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures generates knowledge and tools to address critical long-term global and national challenges.

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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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This project aims to deconstruct the conventionally accepted European perspective by focusing on works within various Indigenous Cultures

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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.

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

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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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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.

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