2019-20 Student Internships

Te Pūnaha Matatini is a New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence with researchers and students based all over New Zealand. We coordinate an internship scheme for partner organisations including iwi, Ministries, government departments, and private companies.

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 and 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 and 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.