October 21, 2014
Sir Mason Durie to head CoRE team
The Tertiary Education Commission has put together a team from iwi, academia and government research institutions to decide who will drive Maori research.
It will be chaired by Emeritus Professor Sir Mason Durie, the former head of Maori studies at Massey University and an acknowledged leader in research into Maori health, education and indigenous development.
His deputy is Haami Piripi of Te Rarawa, who chairs the Matauranga Sub-committee of the Iwi Chairs Forum.
Other members include the manager of Maori strategy at the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Science, Rawiri Faulkner, Council for Educational Research Te Wahanga manager Dr Jessica Hutchings, AgResearch Maori agribusiness leader Dr Tanira Kingi, former National Institute for Water and Atmosphere scientist Dr Charlotte Severne and Dr Keawe’aimoku Kaholokula, the Associate Professor of Native Hawaiian Health at the University of Hawai’i.
Their job is to choose who will run a Maori centre for research excellence.
The new CoRE will have $5 million a year to distribute for Maori research for the five years from 2021.
Applicants have until mid- November to submit their pre-proposals, to be followed by a full application, with the successful institution or consortium announced by June 2015.
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