The Office of Pacific Advancement

The Office of Pacific Advancement is grounded in a collective commitment to the wellbeing and success of Pacific communities at AUT and beyond.

Led by our Pro Vice-Chancellor Pacific, Dr Jacoba Matapo, our programmes and initiatives cover:

  • The student and staff experience
  • Academic research development
  • Impact and engagement
  • Advocacy
  • Community-based collaborations and partnerships

We honour continuous ancestral connections to this region, the tino rangatiratanga of tangata whenua, and the shared oceanic ties which are unique to Moana peoples’ position as tauiwi.

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