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Humanities and social sciences research

Internationally recognised research with significant external funding

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Research projects

See some of our humanities and social sciences research projects at Massey.

Student research

See some of our student research in humanities and social sciences at Massey.

Awards and funding

Our researchers attract significant external funding. See some of our latest Royal Society of New Zealand funding awards.

Research centres

    Centre for Research in Mathematics Education

    The Centre for Research in Mathematics Education (CeRME) brings experts together to work on the place of mathematics education and its transformative potential in New Zealand, the Pacific region and the world.

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    Classical World New Zealand

    Classical World New Zealand demonstrates the modern world’s ongoing dialogue with ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt and highlights New Zealand’s contribution to this conversation.

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    Equity Through Education

    Equity Through Education is an inter-professional community of educators enquiring into the problems of educational inequity. We aim to break down barriers to learning, and promote equity in and through education via research, enquiry and scholarship.

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    Health and Ageing Research Team

    The Health and Ageing Research Team (HART) was established in 2006 to undertake a programme of research related to understanding the status and determinants of health and wellbeing for older New Zealand adults.

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    International Centre of Excellence in Community Resilience

    The Integrated Research on Disaster Risk International Centre of Excellence in Community Resilience aims to discover how a community makes itself resilient to disasters.

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    Joint Centre for Disaster Research

    The Joint Centre for Disaster Research is an international centre for research and teaching in disaster risk and emergency management. It is a joint venture between Massey University School of Psychology and GNS Science.

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    Joint Centre for Research in Applied Linguistics

    The centre is a joint venture between Massey University and Beijing Language and Culture University to research distance language acquisition of Chinese in digital environments.

    Contact Cynthia White

    Political Ecology Research Centre

    The Political Ecology Research Centre (PERC) is dedicated to connecting groups and individuals whose work emphasises and critiques the relationships between society, environment and politics. PERC members study, teach, research and/or practise political ecology.

    Contact PERC

    W.H. Oliver Humanities Research Academy

    The academy fosters a vibrant, creative and responsive research culture among humanities scholars, to anticipate and addresses current and future research challenges.

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    College of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Massey's interdisciplinary approach means that departments from all our colleges can contribute to humanities and social sciences research. However, most research in this area is done by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.