June 16, 2014
Second chance for Maori research centre
Former Massey University pro-vice chancellor Maori Professor Sir Mason Durie has been appointed to chair the selection process for a new Maori centre of research excellence.
It’s one of four centres which were specially funded in the budget after the tertiary Education Commission refused to continue funding them.
There were no Maori involved in the assessment panels for that tender round, but this time the TEC will take recommendations from an expert panel.
The new centre will start in January 2016, after the current contract ends for the centre hosted by Auckland University, Nga Pae o Te Maramatanga.
Maori academic departments and Maori-led research institutes can bid to host and build on the work of Nga Pae.
Sir Mason will explain the process at hui in the Tertiary Education Commission’s Wellington offices today and at the Novotel Ellerslie in Auckland on Friday.
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