An important strategic component of NorthTec’s role in the development of the North is to support research activities that provide economic, social, cultural and environmental impacts. 

NorthTec undertakes research to inform the teaching on the applied degrees that we offer. Applied research is often delivered in partnership with business organisations and involves the practical application of science, knowledge, and technology for specific client-driven purposes. 
The provision of business and industry-focused research and consultancy by staff is important to NorthTec. We invite expressions of interest from businesses wishing to link to staff expertise in professional and applied research. 

For more information email Lavinia Tamarua or call +64 (9) 470 3731.

NorthTec Conservation and Environmental Management tutor Ben Barr was involved in the discovery of a new species of skink in the Whangarei region. In preparation for giving it a name, Ben has been identifying genetic and physical traits that differentiate it from its nearest relative. He has also enlisted third year CEM students to help him determine the types of habitats it prefers, and how widespread it is so he can understand the degree to which it is threatened with extinction. 

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