Tāhuhu kōrero | History
Te Kotahi Research Institute was the vision of Te Rōpū Manukura, an advisory body representing iwi (tribes) within the University of Waikato catchment. Our name ‘Te Kotahi’ draws inspiration from Sir Robert Te Kotahi Mahuta, the founding Director of the Centre of Māori Studies Research, and reflects a unity of purpose, drawing together concepts of oneness and togetherness.
Centre for Māori Studies and Research founded under Director Robert Te Kotahi Mahuta.
Te Roopu Manukura established.
School of Māori and Pacific Development established.
Te Kotahi Research Institute established.
Professor Linda Tuhiwai Smith appointed as Inaugural Director. Focus on Maori-led research supporting Iwi development.
Associate Professor Leonie Pihama appointed as Director. Focus on Kaupapa Maori research supporting Iwi development.
Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies established, replacing School of Māori and Pacific Development.
Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies and Te Kotahi Research Institute structured into the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Māori Office.
Associate Professor Maui Hudson appointed as Director. Focus on interdisciplinary Māori-led research supporting Iwi development.