Leading and Supporting Pacific Research

The New Zealand Institute for Pacific Research is a national institute to promote and support excellence in Pacific Research.

A collaboration between the University of Auckland, Otago University and the Auckland University of Technology the NZIPR includes New Zealand’s leading research universities and also includes New Zealand’s largest networks of Pacific researchers.

Together the university partners bring expansive and unique Pacific research capacity and relationships, as well as educating three quarters of New Zealand’s Pacific students and employing ninety percent of New Zealand’s academics of Pacific Island descent.  

Our research

Donor Aid
The NZIPR is building a dynamic model of donor contributions in the Pacific, with easily accessible analysis of their impact...read more

Labour Markets for Sustainable Economic Development
This NZIPR project analyses labour markets and the skills needed to underpin sustainable economic development...read more

Land and Development
This project explores the challenges and opportunities presented by land and the desire to expand commercial development and opportunities in the Pacific...read more


17 March 2016

Research into the challenges and opportunities facing the Pacific Islands will flourish thanks to the uniting of the resources and expertise of three New Zealand universities.

Launched in March 2016, the University of Auckland, Auckland University of Technology and the University of Otago have formed a consortium to provide innovative research for the New Zealand Institute of Pacific Research (NZIPR). The Institute has been funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to deliver a world-class research programme focussed on Pacific development, investment and foreign-policy issues.  

Drawing on further support from a range of international partners across the Pacific region, the NZIPR will be New Zealand’s thought leader in Pacific Research.

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New Zealand Institute for Pacific Research is hosted by the University of Auckland.

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