It is exciting to see the ITP sector increasingly collaborating in its research endeavours. Unitec’s annual Research Symposium, held in October 2020, was opened up to the sector for the first time, and was lucky enough to be able to run as a live event. There were around 21 presentations from outside of Unitec, with some guests presenting in person and others online. For obvious reasons, there was a strong physical presence from NorthTec Tai Tokerau Wānanga, Manukau Institute of Technology, and Whitireia and WelTec. In total, eight presentations were accepted for publication in the proceedings by Unitec ePress, four of which represent authors from NorthTec, Manukau Institute of Technology, Whitireia and WelTec, and Otago Polytechnic Te Kura Matatini ki Otago; a strong start for collaborative national research publication in Te Pūkenga going forward into the future. This future has strong potential for applied research in Aotearoa, Te Pūkenga forming as it will the largest tertiary institute in Aotearoa with a network of research hubs stretching from Kaitāia to Bluff.
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Learning Through the Multidisciplinary Studio: A pedagogical approach for landscape/architecture collaboration
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The Scope of Talanoa Research Methodology: The place of research methods that are not rooted in Pasifika traditions
Dr Helen Gremillion, Jason Hallie and Dr Falaniko Tominiko
The Performance of a Diverse Cohort of Civil Engineering Students at Unitec Institute of Technology (2010 to 2019)
Wei Loo and Lusa Tuleasca
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Mutual Fund Resource Mobilisation and Performance – Before and During Covid-19
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