Whitireia has a vibrant and active research culture, with staff from all faculties engaging in outstanding research. Our particular research interests include: teaching and learning, health and wellbeing, the creative, performing and visual arts, Māori and Pacific cultural heritage and Māori language revitalisation, and business and IT. We take part in PBRF, and continue to increase our ranking with each round. 
We are proud to present our research through NZResearch and maintain our research repository through DigitalNZ. Our library supports staff and student research alike, with a comprehensive research catalogue and expert knowledge to assist researchers from all fields.
Whitireia welcomes collaboration from all sectors, and works closely with District Health Boards, the Tertiary Education Commission and other Government institutions in delivering RFPs and undertaking evaluations. We have links with many local and international educational institutions, and especially strong ties with Asia, South East Asia and the Pacific nations.
Please feel free to contact us at  if you would like to know more about research at Whitireia.

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  • Annual Research Report 2015
  • Annual Research Report 2014
  • Annual Research Report 2013
  • Annual Research Report 2012
  • Annual Research Report 2011
  • Annual Research Report 2010


    The Whitireia Nursing and Health Journal is an opportunity for undergraduate and postgraduate students to publish articles that address issues and promote debate within nursing, paramedicine, social practice and health care in Aotearoa New Zealand. Read more about the journal.​


    WWRS is the annual Whitireia & WelTec Research Symposium, bringing together staff from both institutions as well as other tertiary providers. The next symposium will be held on 3 February 2017 in
    C Block at the WelTec Petone campus.

    In 2015, researchers from Whitireia, WelTec and the Open Polytechnic were joined by presenters from Manukau Institute of Technology, Waiariki Institute of Technology, Tai Poutini Polytechnic, Otago Polytechnic and Southern Institute of Technology. In total, 90 submissions will be presented – 74 oral presentations, 14 poster presentations and two exhibitions. Professor Ken Udas from the University of Southern Queensland as keynote speaker.

    Images from the 2015 symposium are available on the Whitireia Facebook page.  


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Whitireia and WelTec have formed a strategic partnership to develop
a network of tertiary learning throughout the Wellington region.
Whitireia and WelTec partnership