Mātauranga Māori

Builds and improves the capacity for researchers to work with Māori communities and on building student capability from school through to university.


The Mātauranga Māori platform promotes a vision in which:

  • Māori are creators and navigators in the development of next generation health technologies

  • The research community is confident and equipped to engage with Māori

Events and Initiatives

2021 Initiatives

Māori student internships

10 carefully selected students joined the University of Auckland and our collaborators on November 29th. Students will be working with research groups contributing to cutting-edge health and/or biomedical engineering research.

2022 Initiatives

Cultural competency workshops

National workshops providing baseline competency in working with Māori for non-Māori and Māori researchers alike. 

One-on-one assistance

For research groups wanting to work with Māori, one-on-one assistance and advice will be available by request. This includes project design advice and document preparation services.

Engagement hui with Māori health providers

A partnering programme for engagement with Māori health providers for co-design and network building.

School outreach programme

A continuation of the already established outreach programme with Ngā Taiātea Wharekura to increase health literacy from a young age and encourage student interest in technology and healthcare.

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