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University welcomes extra health research funding

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 9:23am

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Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Enterprise, Professor Richard Blaikie.

The Government’s announcement of $97M in extra funding for health research over the next four years has been warmly welcomed by the University.

The decision, announced ahead of this year’s budget, will see funding for health research in New Zealand increase by 56 per cent by 2019/20.

Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Enterprise, Professor Richard Blaikie says the University is very pleased to see this substantial increase in the investment in the Health Research Council over the next four years.

“We will analyse the details of the announcement upon the release of the details of Budget 2016 next week, but are committed to working with the Health Research Council, Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment and the Ministry of Health to ensure that this investment leads to new knowledge and understanding to benefit the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders.”