About the New Zealand Asia Institute

NZAI undertakes research focusing on engagement with Asia, provides a forum for informed debates, and offers a bridge to Asia-related expertise and research within the University of Auckland.


New Zealand Asia Institute was established in 1995 as a response to the growing importance of Asia to New Zealand politically, economically and culturally.

Based in the University of Auckland Business School, NZAI is a University-level institution that draws on the wide body of knowledge available with a number of core research projects being undertaken by faculty and PhD students.

It also works collaboratively with leading institutes and researchers throughout Asia on research projects, programmes and conferences that enhance our understanding of Asia’s transformations.

NZAI engages widely with corporate, government and related sectors, leveraging its position within the University for the benefit of New Zealand.

New Zealand Asia Institute is a non-profit organisation defined as a Public Benefit Entity and registered with the Charities Commission No. CC 20421 in New Zealand.



Learn more about the New Zealand Asia Institute in their recent brochure.