Accessibility Skip to Global Navigation Skip to Local Navigation Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Site Map Menu

He Kitenga reflects the concept of discovery. The Māori word kitenga derives from kite which translates to words such as see, perceive, find and discover.

This title reflects the University of Otago’s connection to New Zealand’s cultural heritage as well as its commitment to national and international research and innovation.


  • H the health and well-being of people and communities
  • m the development, enhancement and use of mātauranga Māori research
  • $ boosting innovative and sustainable economic development
  • P advancements for Pacific peoples here in Aotearoa and within Pacific nations
  • e supporting resilience in our precious and unique environments
  • s ensuring we have a rich and dynamic society we can all be proud of.