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Māori at Health Sciences

Māori ki te Wāhanga Matua Mātau Hauora

Nau mai, haere mai ki te whare Wāhanga Matua Mātau Hauora o te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo

Welcome to the Division of Health Sciences, University of Otago.

The Division of Health Sciences provides a range of support for Māori students embarking on a career in the Health Sciences.

The Māori Health Workforce Development Unit

The Māori Health Workforce Development Unit is committed to significantly growing the Māori health workforce in New Zealand.

The Unit works to increase the number of Māori entering into the University of Otago's health sciences professional and degree programmes—and strives for successful degree completion and academic excellence.

The Māori Health Workforce Development Unit sits within the Division of Health Sciences at the University of Otago. The Unit:

  • Is funded by both the Ministry of Health and the University of Otago
  • Is led and directed by a dedicated team of Māori staff
  • Is guided by Māori values and philosophies in all its activities
  • Aims to be a centre of excellence for Māori health workforce development with high quality strategic leadership, management, and evidence based programme delivery within the Health Sciences Division

Tel +64 3 479 4878

Information, resources, and support for Māori students

The University of Otago has information, resources, and support for Māori students, available at the following centres: