4 Aug 2020

Pasifika scientists severely under-represented in academia

From Midday Report, 12:43 pm on 4 August 2020

A new study shows that Pasifika scientists are severely under-represented in universities - with no changes over 11 years. 

Te Pūnaha Matatini researchers obtained data from 14 universities and crown research institutes and found four of them had not hired a single Pacific academic in its science faculty. 

It also showed that only three had Pacific representation exceeding one percent. 

One of the authors, Sereana Naepi, spoke to Māni Dunlop