As Joint Directors, we welcome the opportunity presented by this Mid-term Review to report on progress towards the implementation of the proposal and achievement of the vision of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga. Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga has established a new paradigm for research in which a critical mass of excellent researchers.
This programme of research is supported by an innovative, vertically integrated programme of Capability Building that will ensure excellent research is sustained where it exists now, is nurtured where it is developing, and seeded where it is currently absent. Our national programme for research training has systematically accelerated recruitment and mentoring of students across the transitions from undergraduate to postgraduate, doctoral and post-doctoral studies. The programme works to develop high-level conceptual and communication skills of students to prepare them for roles as leaders in research as well as in the Māori and national communities. Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga is also supporting the development of research culture and infrastructure in Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi and Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.