Research Connections

National and international researchers are encouraged to visit the Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research and collaborate with staff and students at the University of Waikato. We have strong collaborative research linkages with Māori research organisations, government organisations, schools, other universities and national and international research centres.

Partners and collaboratorsFunders

Faculty of Education, Monash University
Institute of Education, London
Kings College, London
New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER)
STEM Tertiary Education Centre (STEM-TEC), Auckland University of Technology
Teachers College, Columbia University
Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi
The Royal Society of New Zealand
University of Auckland
University of Canterbury
University of Otago
University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education
UIT The Arctic University, Norway
New Zealand Schools

Government Agencies:
Ministry of Education
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Department of Labour
Sport and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC) (now Sport NZ)
Tertiary Education Commission
Competitive Funding:
Marsden Fund
Teaching and Learning Research Initiative
Private Companies
International Governments


NZ Science Learning Hub
Funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

New Zealand Curriculum Exploratory Studies
Collaboration with NZCER; Funded by the Ministry of Education

Laptops for teachers evaluation
Funded by the Ministry of Education

Our place: being curious at Te Papa
Funded by Teaching Learning and Research Initiative (TLRI)

Through the Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research, the University of Waikato is an institutional member of the international Collaborative Action Research Network. Faculty of Education staff are foundational members of New Zealand Collaborative Action Research Network.