Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi delivers programmes that are, in many ways, unique.
Our programmes are designed to ensure academic excellence – we are benchmarking our programmes against those of other institutions and lifting the bar on standards. As we lift our research capacity, ongoing programme re-development will be informed by best practice.
As a Wānanga, Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi is charged with delivering tertiary programmes grounded in Kaupapa Māori and Āhuatanga Māori. This means that Māori knowledge and practices are central components to the academic programmes, teaching delivery and student experiences.
Tikanga Māori and Te Reo Māori are central to the way in which we operate and is reflected across Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi in our programmes and practices. While some of our programmes have a high level of Māori language emphasis, others are designed to support new and emerging language learners.
Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi further provides programmes that are portable and transferable both nationally and internationally. Therefore, it is important that we explore and integrate the World view of both Māori and other indigenous peoples, and engage in and critique the world views of others.
Transformative approaches to educational achievement are a cornerstone of our broad and unique programme offerings, as we focus on providing an education that will encourage and support community development and growth, enable educational portability for our students both within Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi and the wider tertiary sector.