Manukau Institute of Technology is a category one vocational and technical education provider located in Auckland. Research is an important academic activity at the Institute as it reinforces both the value and integrity of an educational institute.
The Institute offers numerous programmes at degree level or higher within the disciplines of arts and education, business, digital technologies, engineering, health and counselling, nursing, social work, sport and exercise science, and logistics and supply chain.
More than 100 experienced academics undertake research in their areas of expertise and interest. Many of them also engage with other institutes, universities, local industries and communities for applied research and various scholarly activities. The Institute’s Strategic Research fund supports a diverse and noteworthy range of research projects, many of which are undertaken in collaboration with local industries and communities.
The heads of schools and the academic leads (Research) manage research projects and activities at the school level. The schools are supported by a dedicated research office, a research committee and an ethics committee.
The Institute has recently established a post-graduate research lab for data analytics and cyber-security research and also working towards establishing an applied nursing and health research centre, and an applied business research centre for enhanced collaboration and increased partnership with South Auckland organisations.