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University of Auckland faculties
The University of Auckland has eight faculties, each representing a major area of research and teaching:
Centres and institutes - The University has eight multi-disciplinary University centres and institutes that are focused on pioneering research.
Centres of Research Excellence (CoREs) - The Centres of Research Excellence (CoREs) Fund was established in 2001 to encourage the development of excellent tertiary education-based research that is collaborative, strategically focused and creates significant knowledge transfer activities.
CoREs are inter-institutional research networks, with researchers working together on commonly agreed work programmes. CoREs make a contribution to New Zealand’s development and link to user groups. They also build research capacity and capabilities through post-graduate programmes and the training of new researchers.
Facility Centres - The University also recognises that some centres may have a primary focus other than research; ie, facility centres that provide research infrastructure and are essential for research.
Education Centres - The University also recognises that some centres may have a primary focus other than research; ie, education centres that provide research infrastructure and are essential for research.
Departmental and school units, and other centres - The University has more than 20 research units ranging from the world-renowned Yacht Research Unit to the Energy and Fuels Research Unit and the Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience.