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Thursday 3 August 2017 9:22pm

Leaders of the University's 12 flagship research centres celebrate the launch of their new line-up. Photo: Sharron Bennett. The University formally launched its reconfigured line-up of 12 flagship research centres this week at an event during which each centre concisely showcased its often world-leading activities.

The reconfiguration of the centres took place after a rigorous evaluation process that confirmed the breadth and excellence of research that will be undertaken by these centres.

The Director, or a senior member, of each centre presented for three minutes with the aid of three slides. The leaders included Christchurch and Wellington researchers who came down to attend the event, held at Otago Museum.

Through this formal recognition and accompanying financial support, the University signals these centres as significant groupings that have achieved international recognition of excellence in their particular area of research.

The University considers the support of its flagship research centres and research themes is an important way of ensuring the internationally outstanding work of its researchers, across a wide range disciplines, is encouraged and nurtured.

The University's reconfirmed and new centres that were launched on Wednesday are:

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