We're bringing together New Zealand's leading researchers in physics, economics, mathematics, biology, computer science, operations research, statistics and social science

Te Pūnaha Matatini scholar in the news

Te Pūnaha Matatini Whānau PhD student Caleb Gemmell from the University of Auckland was recently interviewed by the NZ Herald about his ground-breaking research using social network analysis to examine ancient artefact movement in pre-European New Zealand.

read more

PhD Scholarships

Te Pūnaha Matatini is offering a wide range of exciting PhD scholarship opportunities commencing any time from now until March 2018. Applications are open to both domestic and international students. Browse our listings and please contact us for further information or to apply.

read more

Econophysics

This PhD project will utilise advanced models for network growth to study patent-citation dynamics, and advanced statistical tools will be applied to patent data sets. The aim will be to develop models for the dependence of patent-citation rates on inventor or firm proximity effects.

read more

Mapping antimicrobial use

Antibiotics are a cornerstone of modern medicine, used to treat infectious diseases and prevent infection in vulnerable humans and animals. A 2014 report by the World Health Organization (WHO) concluded that within a decade, antibiotic resistance will make routine...

read more
Our research

Complexity, Risk, and Uncertainty

Today, both society and the economy generate a complex torrent of data. If this unprecedented flow of information is to be made useful, we require new tools and methods for its analysis.

Complex Economic & Social Systems

Understanding the complexity of economic networks and network effects is increasingly important in our interconnected, data-rich, global economic system, with significant importance to New Zealand – a small, distant country, with a highly specialised economy.

Complexity & the Biosphere

We’re applying network analysis, complexity theory, and dynamical systems methodologies to understand the inter-relationships between species, and how biodiversity depends on the environment; developing models that couple the interactions between biodiversity, the economy, and human decision-making.

Social Media