At BTI we are passionate about research; how our research shapes our own programme delivery and helps to support and grow those engaged in professional settings.
BTI partners with local businesses and non-profit organisations to undertake and publish research.
We have 9 PhDs on staff currently, all of whom teach in our undergraduate programmes and one of whom works as part of the academic support team. We believe this greatly enhances the learning experience for our students and leads to better outcomes.
BTI staff research includes:
The quality of BTI’s research is recognised by the Tertiary Education Commission in recent PBRF rounds. This reflects the increased number of ‘research active’ educators at BTI, the quality and rigour of the research being undertaken, and acknowledges our national influence.
BTI’s research success was confirmed in the 2018 Quality Evaluation round with high quality evaluation outcomes and ongoing funding for further research.
The latest EER report from the NZQA confirmed that BTI is increasing its research capability and outputs. Research informs our degree teaching.
International research projects are currently underway.