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About CoREs

Information about the Centres of Research Excellence Fund

The CoREs are inter-institutional research networks, with researchers working together on commonly agreed work programmes. CoREs focus on the development of human capital, so they undertake outreach activities (for example, within the wider education system). CoREs make a contribution to national development and focus on the impact of their research.

There are 10 CoREs which are funded by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) until 2020. The government has announced a mid-term review of the CoREs. The Royal Society Te Apārangi has been contracted by the TEC to undertake part of the review; a Panel review to provide an overall commentary on the progress and direction of each CoRE.