Investment in research is critical if New Zealand is to be well-equipped to take advantage of emerging technologies and to step into the top ranks of equivalent OECD countries. Research is also key to attracting and retaining the best and brightest minds.
Private investment in scholarships and prizes enables us to maintain and grow support for students, as well as redirect some of the University's resources to our other strategic funding priorities. Scholarships can remove entry barriers to a university education, celebrate excellence or advance research in a specific field.
The University has celebrated its 50th anniversary and the time has come to demonstrate our institutional maturity by prioritising the growth of our Endowment Fund, which will allow the strategic investment of interest earned.