Mahi ngātahi | Working with you

Te Kotahi Research Institute has been established to enhance engagement in research and development by improving access to research and providing pathways for innovation. Increasing Māori engagement in these activities has the potential to contribute greatly to enhancing well-being for Iwi, Māori, Indigenous communities and society. Te Kotahi Research Institute (TKRI) is a University-wide entity to support, develop and promote research for and with iwi/Māori.

In addition to undertaking independent research, Te Kotahi Research Institute will work to meet the research and development aspirations of Māori communities.  Our primary connections are with iwi in the central North Island region served by the University which are represented on Te Rōpū Manukura. We can build iwi research and development capacity through:

  • project management support
  • doctoral and researcher career development
  • tailored courses and workshops
  • public seminars
  • identifying and defining intellectual property
  • brokering relationships to facilitate knowledge transfer and uptake
  • matching university expertise.

Iwi have much to gain through the research of their graduate and post graduate students. Te Kotahi Research Institute is building inter disciplinary spaces to enhance iwi research around areas of significance to them.