Māori research partnerships
The University builds partnerships and fosters research collaborations with iwi and other Māori organisations to boost opportunities for Māori students.
We have a number of relationship agreements with iwi and other Māori organisations that support the academic success of current and future Māori students. This is achieved through activities such as joint research, internships and financial support provided by scholarships.
Iwi and Māori groups we work with
Our partners (listed below) form an integral part of the network of support that Victoria University of Wellington is able to offer our students.
Building Herenga Tāngata
The first relationship agreements, known as Herenga Tāngata, were signed in 2016. These aim to strengthen engagement with iwi, as well as support recruitment and graduation of talented Māori through initiatives like the Taihonoa programme.
The University already has positive links with Māori stakeholders, including iwi and hapū, industry and academic organisations across a wide range of New Zealand environments and fields, but our goal is to continue to grow our Māori collaborations.
Whether you have an idea for a one-off Māori scholarship or a large-scale, ongoing Māori research programme, we are keen to hear from you. Contact either Tipene Merritt or Paul Meredith using the contact links below to begin the conversation.
Māori research contact
Contact Tipene Merritt, our Research Development Advisor (Māori) to discuss how we can work with you to achieve your organisational or business goals.
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Partnering with the University
Contact Paul Meredith if you are interested in partnering with Victoria University of Wellington.
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