Established in 2004, the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research (CACR) responds to the challenges of globalisation, migration and growing cultural diversity through sound theory and research to foster:
understanding of cross-cultural similarities and differences
acceptance of cultural diversity
developing effective strategies to improve inter-cultural communication and enhance intercultural relations for the benefit of individuals, groups, organisations and the wider society.
We are international experts in cross-cultural research. Our members are leading New Zealand diversity researchers, and we maintain close ties to international researchers at the highest levels.
Our Advisory Board
Our direction comes from an Advisory Board which includes members from government agencies, the business sector, and non-governmental organisations.
CACR has Undergraduate, Honours, and Post-Graduate students, and regularly has short-term research interns. The majority of CACR students study psychology, but CACR is cross-disciplinary and opportunities exist in other disciplines as well.
All CACR activity within New Zealand acknowledges the central importance to this nation of the Treaty of Waitangi.