The Vice-Chancellor

Massey University Vice-Chancellor - Steve Maharey "What defines us is our capacity to shape the future of our nation and our commitment to taking what is special about New Zealand to the world."

Steve Maharey

Latest news from the office of the Vice-Chancellor

Wero set for rising science pupils
Monday 1 February 2016
Aerospace engineer Mana Vautier set a wero (challenge) on Saturday to 80 secondary school pupils at the launch of PŪHORO - the Māori Science Academy - to gain the skills and expertise to make an impact in our world.
First five-star rating in New Zealand for student halls
Tuesday 8 December 2015
Tourism New Zealand's Qualmark quality and environmental accreditation system has given a five-star rating to Massey University's Auckland campus student accommodation.
JD Trask's new thinking celebrated at Gold Awards
Friday 10 July 2015
Software developer JD Trask, a Bachelor of Information Sciences graduate from Massey University, has been named the inaugural recipient of a New Thinking Award sponsored by the University at the Wellington Gold Awards.
Largest food science institute tackles global issues
Wednesday 1 July 2015
A new institute has been launched at Massey University which will deliver not only high quality teaching programmes and multidisciplinary research but also connect with the real world, industry and businesses - all to solve the big food and nutrition challenges facing the globe.
International academics continue agri-education
Monday 29 June 2015
A group of 37 academics from the Henan province in China have touched down in Palmerston North to begin an intensive 12-week course to learn how Massey University teaches agriculture - methods they can use in their own classes.
Opinion: Food industry success vital to New Zealand's future
Thursday 18 June 2015
Food is an integral part of life, and New Zealand has carefully cultivated a global reputation for food quality and safety. The rise in popularity of so many cooking shows both here and overseas indicates that people are keen to learn about the value of excellent products to make memorable food....
China's First Lady hosts Massey, Weta arts delegation
Friday 12 June 2015
China's First Lady, Madame Peng Liyuan, wants stronger ties between China, Massey University and Weta Workhop following a reception she hosted in Beijing.
Massey takes its creativity to China
Tuesday 9 June 2015
Massey's reputation for creativity is to the fore during a visit to China this week that showcases the University's innovation across the arts spectrum.
Excellence awards bring out teaching’s best
Wednesday 25 March 2015
An education specialist, a sociocultural anthropologist and an Associate Professor of physical geography are the winners of this year's Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Excellence Awards. The awards celebrate commitment to excellence and innovation in research-based teaching, with up to four awarded each...
Opinion: Universities' Challenge
Wednesday 19 November 2014
Vice-Chancellor Steve Maharey warns that New Zealand universities will continue to slip down global rankings without better funding and organisation.

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