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 Research 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 Research 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 Innovation in Biotechnology

Formal category: University Research Centre
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.

James Henare Māori Research Centre

Formal category: University Research Centre
Hosted by: Faculty of Arts
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

Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures

Formal category: University Research Centre
Hosted by: Faculty of Arts
Established: 2019
Purpose: 
Homepage: Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures

National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI)

Formal category: University Research Centre
Hosted by: Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
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

Polymer Biointerface Centre

Formal category: University Research Centre
Hosted by: Faculty of Science
Established: 2003
Homepage: Polymer Biointerface Centre

Public Policy Institute

Formal category: University Research Centre
Hosted by: Faculty of Arts
Established: 2017
Homepage: Public Policy Institute

Te Pūnaha Ātea – Space Institute

Formal category: University Research Centre
Hosted by: Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Science
Established: 2019
Purpose: The Space Institute is a multidisciplinary centre of expertise in space science and engineering, including a capability to execute space missions and develop applications. We carry out applied research in space science, engineering, and applications of space data, as well as run educational activities that shape the next generation of scientists, and engineers. Our institutional mission is to create, disseminate and exploit knowledge to support and enhance the development of the New Zealand Space Sector. 
Homepage: Te Pūnaha Ātea – Space Institute