University centres and institutes

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

Centre for e-Research

Formal category: University Centre
Hosted by: Faculty of Science
Established: 2009
Purpose: The Centre for eResearch pioneers the development of high quality research infrastructure and services on behalf of the University.  It has grown to support strategic core services in addition to connecting university-wide researchers to national high performance computing platform (New Zealand eScience Infrastructure – NeSI). Currently, the Centre focuses on four core services:  Research Data Management, Research Virtual Machines, Research Visualisation & Analytics and Research IT Advisory Services – “Research Hub”.
Homepage: Centre for e-Research

Centre for Longitudinal Research – He Ara ki Mua

Formal category: University Centre
Hosted by: Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
Established: 2010
Purpose: The Centre will begin by housing the multi-disciplinary study 'Growing Up in New Zealand' and build from this core project. It will grow to provide a hub of statistical expertise in design, methodology and analyses of longitudinal research studies and the information they provide.
Last annual report: n/a
Homepage: Centre for Longitudinal Research – He Ara ki Mua

Institute for Earth Science and Engineering

Formal category: University Institute
Hosted by: Faculty of Engineering
Established: 2005
Purpose: The Centre focuses on earth science research and projects with industry, government, and other universities with specific interest in Earth Science and Engineering resources, hazards and the environment.
Last annual report: 2008
Homepage: Institute for Earth Science and Engineering

Institute for Innovation in Biotechnology

Formal category: University Institute
Hosted by: School of Biological Sciences
Established: 2006
Purpose: The purpose of the Institute is to improve the connectivity between the University and its bio-economy stakeholders through two key initiatives: (a) The Master’s in Bioscience Enterprise programme offers courses and internships to life science graduates wishing to acquire specialist business and legal skills relevant to employment in the bio-economy. Full-time and part-time study options are available. (b) The IIB is New Zealand’s leading purpose-built bio-incubator facility. It provides biotech companies with direct access to the world-class expertise and resources of The University of Auckland so that they can cost-effectively accelerate their R&D.
Homepage: Institute for Innovation in Biotechnology

James Henare Māori Research Centre

Formal category: University Centre
Hosted by: Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Māori)
Established: 1993
Mission Statement: The James Henare Māori Research Centre was established in 1993 in response to appeals from representatives of the Māori people of the Tai Tokerau (Northland) region to the University of Auckland to address their research needs. The Centre aims to empower Maori communities in Tai tokerau through research. It further aims to be the leading organization to carry out research concerning the social, cultural and economic well-being and advancement of Taitokerau people. Research results are provided to source communities with the aim to apply and implement research findings. Technical reports, publications and conference presentations are other ways for disseminating research results. See below for a list of major work carried out by the Centre between 1993-2008.
Last annual report: 2003
Homepage: James Henare Māori Research Centre

National Institute for Health Innovation

Formal category: University Institute
Hosted by: School of Population Health
Established: 2011
Purpose: The National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI) exists to enable the best decisions to be made about the delivery of healthcare, the technology to support that care delivery, and the prevention and management of disease. NIHI provides the independent evidence that supports individuals, communities, clinicians, service planners, funders and policy makers to 'get it right'.
Homepage: National Institute of Health Innovation

New Zealand Asia Institute

Formal category: University Institute
Hosted by: Faculty of Business and Economics
Established: 1995
Mission Statement: The New Zealand Asia Institute aims to develop graduates, knowledge and ideas that enhance New Zealand's understanding of, and ability to engage productively with, Asia.
Purpose: The New Zealand Asia Institute was set up as part of The University of Auckland's strategic plan for internationalisation, and as a response to the growing importance of Asia to New Zealand politically, economically and culturally. The Institute focuses on New Zealand engagement with Asia in a context of emerging regional (Asia-Pacific) trade architecture and community. As a University-level initiative, in order to further understanding of and engagement with Asia it has sought to build the University's leading national role in the study of Asia; strengthen cross-faculty and cross-disciplinary cooperation internally; establish and consolidate external networks and relationships. It will continue to provide a bridge to understanding and engaging with Asia.
Last annual report: 2010
Homepage: NZ Asia Institute