Renewed focus for uni faculty
The School of Ma¯ori and Pacific Development at the University of Waikato is now the Faculty of Ma¯ori and Indigenous Studies – a name change that will bring enhanced programme offerings and pan-university teaching and research collaboration.
The new name for the faculty comes within the context of the university’s plans to create more flexible degree programmes under the Curriculum Enhancement Programme and the addition of Indigenous Studies places the faculty within the broader international indigenous discipline.
From 2018 the Faculty will offer two majors in its degree programmes: Ma¯ori and Indigenous Studies and Te Reo Ma¯ori.
A third major, Pacific and Indigenous Studies, will be taught in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
To celebrate the name change, the University has announced 15 new scholarships to support entry into a Bachelor of Arts major in the new faculty.
Applications for Te Pua Wa¯nanga ki te Ao, the Faculty of Ma¯ori and Indigenous Studies Scholarship for Academic Distinction are open now and will be awarded to 15 outstanding school-leavers to study in the Faculty of Ma¯ori and Indigenous Studies.
Each scholarship is worth applications close 31 October. $10,000 and