Warm Pacific greetings
Fakaalofa lahi atu
Halo ola keta
Malo e lelei
Welcome to the University of Otago, Wellington (UOW), a nationally significant health sciences campus for world-class teaching and research.
Our Pacific activities are guided by the University’s Pacific Strategic Framework, which has six goals:
- Demonstrating and valuing leadership on Pacific matters
- Enhancing capability
- Encouraging Pacific research excellence
- Strengthening community engagement
- Developing Pacific curriculum
- Contributing to the Pacific region and international progress
Pacific students enrolled at UOW study undergraduate programmes such as Medicine and Radiation Therapy, or undertake postgraduate research courses such as Masters and PhDs. We are here to help support our Pacific students enjoy their journey through University and succeed in their studies.
Undertaking high quality research that contributes to improving health outcomes for Pacific communities is a top priority for UOW. We support the research initiatives of our nine academic departments and encourage sound Pacific health research activities across campus.
Strengthening community engagement and disseminating Pacific health knowledge is crucial given our location and health science focus. We work closely with DHBs, NGOs and other health care providers to link in with community groups and help support their health and wellbeing.
Achieving Pasifika success through education and research is only possible through strong partnerships, collaboration and respect. Together, we can make a difference. Together, we can succeed.
Vinaka vaka levu,
Associate Dean Pacific
University of Otago, Wellington