Recent weeks have seen an increased focus on issues of inequality and racism in Aotearoa's educational system, particularly within its tertiary sector. NPM is sharing recent open letters regarding action called for by many Māori and Indigenous academic colleagues internationally.
NPM Researchers have this week been celebrating successful proposals in the 2020 round of the Endeavour Fund, which plays a unique role in the science system through an open, contestable process with a focus on both research excellence and a broad range of impacts.
The fund encourages researchers to sample a diverse range of ideas and conduct excellent research, with transformational potential and seeks to deliver impacts across a range of economic, environmental and societal objectives, and give effect to Vision Mātauranga.
In Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, one of NPM Principal Researchers in Te Reo me ngā Tikanga Māori, Dr Rachael Ka'ai-Mahuta of Te Ipukarea, published an article in The Conversation highlighting her current NPM research and Making te reo Māori cool: what language revitalisation could learn from the Korean Wave – check out this article here in both te reo Māori and
NPM Researcher Dr Dan Hikuroa has contributed to the recently published book Communicating Science: A Global Perspective. This book includes a chapter on Aotearoa New Zealand, entitled “Participatory science and bicultural knowledge communication” and documents the global emergence of modern science communication.