NCRE research

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The main focus of the NCRE is on research into the European Union from a number of angles, but with special emphasis on the perceptions, identity, development policy and finance in the context of New Zealand in particular and the Asia-Pacific region in general. A number of these threads are explored in the key research projects listed below.

The National Centre for Research has formed key partnerships with a number of research networks and international instutions. Through these networks and institutions there is contestable exchange funding available (see below for more information on how to apply.

Current NCRE projects:


EUIP (New)

What role for Europe in the Indo-Pacific? Identifying regional policy responses towards the EU’s Indo-Pacific Strategy 2022-25.   

28 university partners working together on the largest-ever EU grant awarded to a Southern Hemisphere university.



Renewal Vs Global Disruption - Asia’s expectations of the EU - tracing the impact of perspective from Key EU Asian partners: China, Indonesia, Japan and Korea



EU Public Diplomacy and Outreach in New Zealand



Centre of Excellence in New Zealand

University of Canterbury is the largest EU Information Centre in Australasia and, under this grant, develops synergies between various disciplines and resources in EU studies that are shared across a number of institutions and disciplines.


DevelopEUinNZ (New)

A Jean Monnet Chair awarded to Professor Martin Holland for the next generation of EU studies


Europe Aid

Model EU



Postgraduate research and training through conference participation and primary research awards



Forging connections between doctoral students in Asia and the Pacific.

Inter-institutional workshops for early stage PhD students

Partners: NZ universities, RMIT, Gadjah Mada University, EU Centre in Taiwan


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