The diversity of research achievements among our SIT staff is showcased here, and it celebrates a wide range of research studies and creative projects.
SIT has a strong commitment to supporting and growing research capability in this area and to ensuring that teaching on higher level qualifications is informed by research. As the leading vocational tertiary institute in southern New Zealand, SIT plays an important role in the local and regional community. Opportunities for collaboration with other organisations continue to grow.
During 2014 staff presented their research at conferences throughout New Zealand, but also internationally in Australia, Poland, Canada, and the USA. A number of staff have published their research in SIT’s own peer reviewed journal SITJAR, as well as publications in magazines, online and international journals and conference proceedings. Staff were also involved in postgraduate study.
The fourth SIT Research Symposium was held in December 2014 and this provided an opportunity for sharing research results in a collegial environment. SIT also hosted the National Tertiary Teaching and Learning Conference for the second year running, and co-hosted the 'Five Minute Findings' research forum with Southern District Health Board (SDHB) in November.
I congratulate all staff who have contributed to the diverse range of research outputs of SIT in 2014 and look forward to the continued development of SIT’s research capacity into the future.
Southern Institute of Technology