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Auckland University of Technology

www.aut.ac.nz

AUT is New Zealand’s newest university. AUT is viewed as a more ‘hands on’ learning institute, providing education that equips students with both theory and practice. AUT established and funds fourteen Research Institutes, allowing for research in business and industry, the arts and humanities, health and environmental sciences and design and creative technologies.

Contact
Susannah Dalton –  Communications Manager, Health and Environmental Sciences
Phone: +64 9 921 9688, +64 21 0293 1092
Email: susannah.dalton@aut.ac.nz

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Lincoln University

www.lincoln.ac.nz

Lincoln University is New Zealand’s third oldest University and is located in Christchurch. Lincoln University operates nine Research centres and is home to the National Centre for Advanced Bio-Protection Technologies, one of seven Centres of Research Excellence.

Contact
Liz Wright – Communications Manager
Phone: +64 3 423 0028
Email: liz.wright@lincoln.ac.nz

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Massey University

www.massey.ac.nz

Massey University is organised in a multi-campus structure – three across New Zealand. Massey asserts that their special expertise lie in the areas of technology, science, applied science and business studies. Fourteen research centres are managed by Massey University.

Contact
Ryan Willougby – Science Communications Advisor
Phone: +64 6 951 7298, +64 21 740 414
Email: R.J.Willoughby@massey.ac.nz

James Gardiner – Communications Director
Phone: +64 6 951 6255, +64 21 275 3394
Email: J.Gardiner@massey.ac.nz

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University of Auckland

www.auckland.ac.nz

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s largest University. There are 37 departmental and faculty research centres and nine University Research Institutes across the University. It is also host to four of the seven National Centres of Research Excellence in New Zealand.

Contact
Anne Beston – Media Relations Adviser (science and engineering)
Phone: +64 9 923 32589, +64 21 970 089
Email: a.beston@auckland.ac.nz

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University of Canterbury

www.canterbury.ac.nz

The University of Canterbury is located in Christchurch. It manages nineteen Research Centres and operates five major field stations at Kaikoura, Mt John (University Observatory), Cass, Westport and Harihari.

Contact
Margaret Agnew – Senior External Relations Advisor
Phone: +64 3 369 3631, +64 27 503 0168
Email: margaret.agnew@canterbury.ac.nz

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University of Otago

http://www.otago.ac.nz/

The University of Otago is New Zealand’s oldest University. Otago conducts competitive and applied research in over 50 Research Centres and Applied Research Units within the University. The University also carries out independent and co-operative research within its academic departments.

Contact
Simon Ancell – Senior Research Communications Adviser
Phone: +64 3 479 5016, +64 21 279 5016
Email: simon.ancell@otago.ac.nz.

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University of Waikato

www.waikato.ac.nz

The University of Waikato is one of New Zealand’s smaller Universities, yet covers 68 hectares. The University of Waikato assert that ‘25% of New Zealand’s professional Research and Development happens in the Waikato region and this university is at the heart of it’. The University has over 25 specialised research groups and centres.

Contact
Ann Huston – Media Adviser
Phone: +64 7 838 4775, +64 27 551 1821
Email: ahuston@waikato.ac.nz

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Victoria University of Wellington

www.vuw.ac.nz

Victoria University is situated in Wellington across four campuses. Victoria has more than 40 Research Institutes and Centres, including the national Centre of Research Excellence – the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (in partnership with the University of Canterbury).

Contact
Colin Marshall – Communications Manager
Phone: +64 4 463 6105, +64 27 563 6105
Email: colin.marshall@vuw.ac.nz

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