Māori and Indigenous Studies

Explore meaningful research and Indigenous leadership at Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao – the Faculty of Māori & Indigenous Studies. Join us to create positive change.

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Meaningful research, internationally recognised experts, and Indigenous leadership.


Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao – the Faculty of Māori & Indigenous Studies.

The world is looking to Indigenous knowledge to solve modern-day issues. Rated as one of the leading Mātauranga Māori centres in the country, we represent innovation and tradition in teaching and research, and provide global leadership in sustainable development and Indigenous issues. Our students are armed with the knowledge and attitude to advance Indigenous peoples and provide cultural perspectives in contemporary environments. Create positive change. Learn from the best.

Why study with us?

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Internationally recognised Indigenous experts
Te reo Māori exponents and tohunga teaching staff
Global support and recognition of the Faculty as the pinnacl
Award winning composers, writers and teachers
Host of the largest Indigenous Conference in the world NAISA Conference

Still wondering if the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies is for you? Why not ask our current students what they think?

Te Kāuru is an independent student rōpū run by FMIS students for FMIS students. Check them out on Facebook or Instagram for insights into student life as a FMIS student. Our Faculty also provides a student mentoring service called Tātai Aronui, and your success is their number one priority. Feel free to contact them with any queries or concerns you may have about studying with us. They are there to help.