Centre for Defence and Security Studies

Advancing the security of Aotearoa, the Asia Pacific region, and the world through innovative engagement, intellectual exploration, and education.



We offer a range of qualifications and study options at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

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 Professor Rouben Azizian


The Centre is New Zealand's principal centre of education for security and defence studies.

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 CDSS Graduate Students

Student Profiles

Read about how our graduates have benefited from studying with us.

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 Lecturing in Brunei


We are well connected and work to sustain relationships with government agencies and partners in New Zealand, the Asia-Pacific region and many other parts of  the world.

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CDSS Research


Our research is driven by, and also contributes to our knowledge and understanding of contemporary and emerging security challenges.

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Our New Zealand Internship Programme places Massey University students into a variety of New Zealand security agencies to undertake a real-world research project.

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Dr Negar Partow speaking at UNANZ


See our staff directory and staff contact information. Find out about our staff expertise.

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 Dr Andrew Colarik in the news

News & Events

Our staff frequently feature in the news and comment in the media.  We run presentations and events for students, staff, partners, interested parties and the general public.

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Contact CDSS


Find out information on how to get in touch with our key contacts and our location on each campus.

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