Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi continues to build its research capability and capacity with the aim of becoming a recognised centre of excellence for indigenous research.
This goal is supported by a Research Office and five distinct research-focused institutes, which generate strategies and initiatives to advance knowledge and development within their areas of expertise. Awanuiārangi research is also advanced by the rapidly growing School of Indigenous Graduate Studies, which, through its focus on lifting the number of Māori masters and doctoral graduates, provides a significant engine for research development.
A wide range of research projects includes joint ventures between Awanuiārangi and other universities and polytechnics. To co-ordinate and manage the growing number of research projects, a Research Office has been established to act as the portal for external contract management.
The five institutes are:
- The National Institute for Māori Education (NIME)
- Tokorau – the Institute for Indigenous Innovation
- The Institute for Post-Treaty Settlement Futures
- The Institute for Indigenous Science
- The National Institute for Māori and Indigenous Performing Arts.