Matariki Network of Universities
The Matariki Network of Universities is an international group of leading, like-minded universities, each amongst the most historic in its own country, and recognized as being:
- a premier place of advanced learning, nationally and internationally
- research-intensive across a broad subject base
- focused on providing a high-quality student experience
- flexible, modern, innovative, comprehensive and globally oriented
Queen's is one of the seven founding members of the Matariki Network of Universities (MNU), whose official launch took place in May 2010. The name "Matariki" is from the Māori language, in which Matariki is the name of the Pleiades star cluster (also known as The Seven Sisters) and signifies Spring and a new beginning.
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The founding members of the MNU are:
Queen's participation in the MNU builds on the university's longstanding partnerships and agreements with Uppsala University (1993), the University of Western Australia (1994), and the University of Otago (2002), and more recent collaborations with Durham University (2011) and Tübingen University (2012).
MNU activities and initiatives at Queen’s include:
Queen’s undergraduate and graduate students may study on the campuses of five MNU partner institutions, and students of these institutions may study at Queen’s, due to bilateral exchange agreements that exist with Tübingen, Uppsala and Durham universities, and the Universities of Western Australia and Otago. Please see your Faculty International Office for details.
Indigenous Student Mobility Program at Otago: June 27 – July 8, 2016, in Otago
Many Queen’s faculty members have visited MNU institutions, and many reciprocal visits have taken place. Please visit: International Visitors Program of the Principal’s Development Fund, for program details and information about previously funded visits.
Visit by Helen Nicholson
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Division of External Engagement, University of Otago,
February 25, 2016
Visit by Iain Watt
Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), University of Western Australia
February 12 – 13, 2015
- Lecture by Rachel Spronken-Smith - "The PhD – is it out of alignment?”
Dean of the Graduate Research School and Professor in Higher Education and Geography, the University of Otago,
Monday, October 20, 2014
Queen’s-hosted Matariki Research Workshops
Matariki Digital Humanities Colloquium: Research and the Curriculum
October 23-25, 2016
Matariki Humanities Colloquium: Religion Across the Humanities
October 1-3, 2015
Renewable Energy and Society
November 5-7, 2010
Many Matariki benchmarking activities (essentially, comparisons of how members are performing in a variety of metrics, both in teaching and research), are underway. Examples include: