Recent funding round for Centres of Research Excellence

09 May 2014

The Tertiary Education Commission has today announced the results of the recent funding round for Centres of Research Excellence (CoREs).

All four of the shortlisted CoREs to be hosted or co-hosted by the University of Auckland have been approved for funding. We are also partners in the other two CoREs that have been approved for funding, which means we will be contributing to all six of the National Centres of Research Excellence.

 

The two departments, in the Faculty of Science, that will recieve funding are The Maurice Wilkins Centre and Te Pūnaha Matatini:The Centre for Complex Systems and Networks. 

The Maurice Wilkins Centre

Hosted by the University of Auckland in partnership with the universities of Otago, Canterbury, Victoria, and Waikato, and the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research.

Director: Professor Rod Dunbar

The Maurice Wilkins Centre, an existing CoRE, will target major diseases affecting New Zealanders by discovering new therapies and diagnostics for human disease. The Centre will specifically target three groups of diseases that pose grave threats to New Zealand society; cancer, diabetes and infectious disease.   


Te Pūnaha Matatini.  The Centre for Complex Systems and Networks

Hosted by University of Auckland in partnership with the universities of Victoria, Massey and Canterbury and Motu Economic and Public Policy Research.

Director: Professor Shaun Hendy

Te Pūnaha Matatini's research programme brings together New Zealand's leading researchers in physics, economics, mathematics, biology, computer science, operations management, statistics, and social science to study complex systems and networks in the biosphere, the economy, and the marketplace.

See here, for more information about the announcement.