Centres of Asia-Pacific Excellence

What are the Centres of Asia-Pacific Excellence?

The North Asia, Southeast Asia, and Latin America Centres of Asia-Pacific Excellence (CAPEs) are committed to enhancing New Zealand’s economic engagement and cultural understanding with the Asia-Pacific region, and building New Zealanders' understanding and ability to engage.

The CAPEs offer events, programmes, scholarships, internships, and other initiatives to support New Zealand's businesses, schools, communities and students to understand the key countries of the Asia-Pacific region better.

The Southeast Asia and Latin America CAPEs are hosted by Victoria University of Wellington. The North Asia CAPE is hosted by the University of Auckland. Together with the Universities of Waikato and Otago, they deliver the service offerings of the three CAPEs

The North Asia CAPE, along with the Southeast Asia CAPE and Latin America CAPE were formally launched at Parliament by Education Minister Hon Chris Hipkins.

Watch the launch video here

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