Chapter 3: External research income

External research income declared for the 2012 funding calculation

3.7From 2008 to 2010, the total ERI declared by the 19 TEOs participating in the ERI measure was $1.19 billion. Table 3.1 shows the ERI declared in each of these three years, the changes from year-to-year, and the weighted three-year averages used to allocate PBRF funding for this measure.

Table 3.1: External research income 2008 to 2010

TEO 2008 Change 2008 → 2009 2009 Change 2009 → 2010 2010 PBRF-weighted total (numerator)
University of Auckland $138,540,191 7.98% $149,595,526 0.10% $149,747,687 $148,013,306
University of Otago $87,154,298 -0.16% $87,018,665 3.50% $90,064,602 $88,561,978
Massey University $44,706,446 19.10% $53,244,095 5.01% $55,911,764 $53,297,282
Victoria University of Wellington $29,317,878 11.18% $32,595,392 -1.71% $32,038,397 $31,825,267
University of Canterbury $25,936,887 41.68% $36,746,477 -30.38% $25,582,559 $29,543,080
Lincoln University $20,538,537 1.94% $20,937,208 8.83% $22,785,129 $21,801,368
University of Waikato $16,848,972 22.31% $20,608,092 -9.79% $18,589,606 $19,034,981
Auckland University of Technology $6,500,276 19.93% $7,795,524 -27.87% $5,623,292 $6,515,121
Otago Polytechnic $146,416 396.78% $727,370 52.91% $1,112,234 $832,659
Unitec New Zealand $1,540,671 -66.44% $516,996 -14.17% $443,738 $633,918
Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi $164,779 189.79% $477,510 77.32% $846,732 $615,211
Eastern Institute of Technology $95,455 143.40% $232,339 22.58% $284,791 $238,033
Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology $207,363 -22.30% $161,119 60.89% $259,231 $217,112
Whitireia Community Polytechnic $70,249 -61.14% $27,301 892.92% $271,082 $155,634
Manukau Institute of Technology $54,782 247.73% $190,493 -19.09% $154,124 $151,952
Waikato Institute of Technology $194,061 - $194,061 -94.07% $11,500 $102,781
Bethlehem Institute of Education $70,100 0.43% $70,400 41.16% $99,379 $84,845
Open Polytechnic of New Zealand $89,795 -100.00% -   $87,504 $57,221
Northland Polytechnic $105,032 -77.15% $24,000 -100.00% - $24,155
Total $372,282,188 10.44% $411,162,569 -1.76% $403,913,351 $401,705,903

Universities

3.8The $1.18 billion in ERI declared by universities formed 99.25 percent of the total in 2008 to 2010. The balance reported by the remaining TEOs totalled $8.93 million.

3.9Total ERI reported by TEOs increased overall by 10.44 percent between 2008 and 2009, but was down by 1.76 percent between 2009 and 2010. The recent decline was largely due to a decrease of $11.16 million (30.38 percent) for the University of Canterbury. Auckland University of Technology and the University of Waikato also saw sizeable reductions in ERI earned between 2009 and 2010, with decreases of 27.87 percent ($2.17 million) and 9.79 percent ($2.02 million) respectively. The University of Auckland, the University of Otago, and Massey University remained the only providers with a double-digit share of the pool for 2012 (with approximately 37 percent, 22 percent, and 13 percent shares respectively).

Other TEOsTop

3.10In other sectors, Otago Polytechnic and Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi achieved relatively large gains between 2009 and 2010, up 52.91 percent ($384,864) and 77.32 percent ($369,222) respectively.

3.11Year-on-year changes in the amount of ERI declared varied widely for many TEOs and were often substantial in dollar terms. There was nevertheless overall stability within the ranks in terms of relative performance, with individual TEOs’ shares of the total ERI pool fluctuating by less than one percent over the period.