Advance magazine

Advance magazine highlights the innovative research occurring across a wide range of disciplines, in conjunction with industry, local communities and other professionals. Staff and students have completed projects with the practical, applied focus that typifies research at Unitec - opening doors to new ideas and possibilities.

Published twice a year, Advance magazine showcases the range of research happening at Unitec. Each edition has a guest editor and focuses on a partcular theme (such as Cybersecurity, Sustainability or Applied Molecular Solutions), illustrating how staff and students are investigating issues that are directly relevant to New Zealand's future.


ePress is an online publisher of peer reviewed, quality assured, academic outputs by Unitec staff, students and associates. We produce a variety of publications including conference proceedings, research reports, discussion papers, journals, specialised series, books, eMedia and monongraphs. 

ePress provides a supportive publishing environment for current and emerging researchers, and operates under a Creative Commons licensing system to make Unitec research freely available online. We are a member of the Open Access Network and the National Digital Forum, and our vision includes being a source of innovation within the open-access publishing world.

Research Bank

Research Bank is Unitec’s open Institutional Research Repository (IRR), and includes research produced by Unitec students and staff. It is intended to facilitate scholarly communication and shared access to our collective research outputs. Research Bank collects a range of research including images and video as well as written documents such as journal articles, theses and conference papers.

Research Bank is administered by the Unitec Library and was developed using DSpace, an open-source software platform. The contents of the repository are listed the on the NZResearch website, which is administered by National Library of New Zealand / Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa, as well as being available via Primo Central Index and internet search engines such as Google Scholar. The repository is also accessible from a number of global IRR aggregators e.g.

Unitec Research Blog

Keep up to date with Unitec research that’s making an impact. On our Research blog, we highlight stories from Advance (our research magazine, published twice a year), and post research and enterprise news, guest blogs and other information about research at Unitec.

Our scope is as broad as the real-world projects our staff and students undertake: you’ll find topical posts on architecture, biosecurity, creative industries, cybersecurity, IT, molecular biology and much more. Perhaps you’ll find a project you’d like to be part of… we’re always open to ideas about collaborating.