WelTec staff are doing research in a whole range of areas, which helps develop our communities and ensures what we teach is relevant and up to date.

Many staff have strong ties to industry and a number are working on projects for businesses and organisations.

WelTec has particular strengths in engineering and technology in such areas as testing and product development. We also conduct applied research in every area from creativity to construction, as well as in vocational education, including how students best learn and ways to train trades tutors.

WelTec takes part in the government's Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) evaluation, which allocates funding to tertiary institutions based on research quality.

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Annual research symposium

WelTec and Whitireia hold an annual research symposium that brings together researchers from across the sector

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Research groups

Find out more about our areas of research expertise