Millions in funding for new CoREs of learning
The Tertiary Education Commission has today revealed the six Centres of Research Excellence (CoRES) which will get access to millions of dollars in funding. The CoREs fund – established in 2001 to encourage the development of excellent tertiary education-based research – provides operating expenditure of just under $210 million over six years, with funding beginning next year and continuing until 2020. The Royal Society of New Zealand ran the selection process and made recommendations to the TEC Board, which made the final decisions. The six winners are the Maurice Wilkins Centre, Te Punaha Matatini – The Centre for Complex Systems, and Networks Medical Technologies CoRE, all hosted by the University of Auckland, the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, hosted by Victoria University of Wellington, the Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies, hosted by University of Otago, and Brain Research New Zealand – Rangahau Roro Aotearoa, co-hosted by University of Otago and University of Auckland. Read the full story at in the New Zealand Herald.