Chapter 3: External research income

External research income funding allocations for 2010, 2011, and 2012

3.16As in the PBRF annual report 2010, this section provides comparative analysis of ERI financials both within and between years.

2010 final and 2011 final allocations

Table 3.3: Final 2010 and final 2011 funding allocations – ERI measure

TEO ERI Final
2010
ERI Final
2011
Change
($)
Change
(%)
University of Auckland $13,843,535 $13,743,207 ($100,328) (0.72%)
University of Otago $8,584,062 $8,279,778 ($304,284) (3.54%)
Massey University $4,632,232 $4,732,732 $100,500 2.17%
University of Canterbury $2,608,402 $3,011,603 $403,201 15.46%
Victoria University of Wellington $2,890,712 $2,944,408 $53,696 1.86%
University of Waikato $1,788,248 $1,820,769 $32,521 1.82%
Lincoln University $2,096,185 $1,997,286 ($98,899) (4.72%)
Auckland University of Technology $723,069 $701,081 ($21,988) (3.04%)
Unitec New Zealand $154,434 $101,043 ($53,391) (34.57%)
Otago Polytechnic $15,943 $41,985 $26,042 163.34%
Manukau Institute of Technology $7,182 $12,481 $5,299 73.78%
Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology $48,183 $27,271 ($20,912) (43.40%)
Waikato Institute of Technology $29,376 $20,173 ($9,203) (31.33%)
Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi $17,850 $28,936 $11,086 62.11%
Open Polytechnic of New Zealand $19,205 $3,738 ($15,467) (80.54%)
Eastern Institute of Technology $6,048 $14,847 $8,799 145.49%
Whitireia Community Polytechnic $13,150 $6,687 ($6,463) (49.15%)
Northland Polytechnic $7,064 $5,171 ($1,893) (26.80%)
Carey Baptist College $252 $97 ($155) (61.51%)
Laidlaw College $24 - ($24) (100.00%)
Bethlehem Institute of Education $7,080 $6,710 ($370) (5.23%)
Anamata $3,075 - ($3,075) (100.00%)
Total $37,495,311 $37,500,003 $4,692 0.01%

3.17Between the final 2010 and final 2011 allocations, funding for the ERI component increased only fractionally (by 0.01 percent). TEOs’ shares of this pool remained determined by their relative success in attracting ERI over the previous three year period.

3.18In the university sub-sector, four providers received increases in ERI funding in 2011, ranging from 1.82 to 15.46 percent of their 2010 amount (University of Waikato and the University of Canterbury, respectively). Reduced funding was apportioned to the University of Auckland, the University of Otago, Lincoln University, and Auckland University of Technology in line with their lesser increases in performance against this measure.

3.19Performance of the ITP sub-sector improved overall but was varied across providers. Unitec experienced a sharp drop on this measure compared with its performance in previous years, its 2011 funding down 34.57 percent on its final 2010 ERI allocation. Despite some fairly significant shifts compared with 2010 funding, these proportional changes were relatively small in monetary terms. On the back of this decrease at Unitec, by far the largest in the ITP sector, the majority of ITPs increased their ERI generation over this period. Starting from relatively low baselines, there were large increases at Otago Polytechnic (163.34 percent), Eastern Institute of Technology (145.49 percent), and Manukau Institute of Technology (73.78 percent). Decreases ranged from 26.80 to 80.54 percent at Northland Polytechnic and the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, respectively.

3.20In the wānanga and PTE sub-sectors, Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi was the only one of the five providers receiving ERI funding to increase its final allocation between 2010 and 2011 (62.11 percent). Funding for the four other providers declined by sizeable proportions (but relatively small amounts), ranging from 5.23 percent (Bethlehem Institute of Education) to 100 percent (Laidlaw College).

2011 indicative and 2011 final allocationsTop

3.21As shown in table 3.4 below, there were no changes in ERI funding between 2011 indicative and final allocations.

Table 3.4: Indicative and final funding allocations for 2011 – ERI measure

TEO ERI 2011
Indicative
ERI 2011
Final
Change
($)
Change
(%)
University of Auckland $13,743,207 $13,743,207 - -
University of Otago $8,279,778 $8,279,778 - -
Massey University $4,732,732 $4,732,732 - -
University of Canterbury $3,011,603 $3,011,603 - -
Victoria University of Wellington $2,944,408 $2,944,408 - -
University of Waikato $1,820,769 $1,820,769 - -
Lincoln University $1,997,286 $1,997,286 - -
Auckland University of Technology $701,081 $701,081 - -
Unitec New Zealand $101,043 $101,043 - -
Otago Polytechnic $41,985 $41,985 - -
Manukau Institute of Technology $12,481 $12,481 - -
Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology $27,271 $27,271 - -
Waikato Institute of Technology $20,173 $20,173 - -
Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi $28,936 $28,936 - -
Open Polytechnic of New Zealand $3,738 $3,738 - -
Eastern Institute of Technology $14,847 $14,847 - -
Whitireia Community Polytechnic $6,687 $6,687 - -
Northland Polytechnic $5,171 $5,171 - -
Carey Baptist College $97 $97 - -
Bethlehem Institute of Education $6,710 $6,710 - -
Total $37,500,003 $37,500,003 -

2011 final and 2012 indicative allocationsTop

3.22As seen in Tables 3.1 and 3.2, the total ERI earned by TEOs was $1.11 billion for the 2011 final allocation, and $1.19 billion for the 2012 indicative (a 7.42 percent or $82.04 million increase). Table 3.5 provides detail of 2011 final funding and 2012 indicative allocations for the ERI measure.

Table 3.5: Indicative 2012 funding compared to final 2011 funding – ERI measure

TEO 2011 Ratio 2011 Final Funding 2012 Ratio 2012 Indicative Funding Ratio
Difference
Funding Change
($)
Funding Change
(%)
University of Auckland 36.65% $13,743,207 36.85% $13,817,320 0.20% $74,113 0.54%
University of Otago 22.08% $8,279,778 22.05% $8,267,427 (0.03%) ($12,351) (0.15%)
Massey University 12.62% $4,732,732 13.27% $4,975,401 0.65% $242,669 5.13%
University of Canterbury 8.03% $3,011,603 7.35% $2,757,902 (0.68%) ($253,701) (8.42%)
Victoria University of Wellington 7.85% $2,944,408 7.92% $2,970,948 0.07% $26,540 0.90%
Lincoln University 5.33% $1,997,286 5.43% $2,035,199 0.10% $37,913 1.90%
University of Waikato 4.86% $1,820,769 4.74% $1,776,951 (0.12%) ($43,818) (2.41%)
Auckland University of Technology 1.87% $701,081 1.62% $608,199 (0.25%) ($92,882) (13.25%)
Unitec New Zealand 0.27% $101,043 0.16% $59,177 (0.11%) ($41,866) (41.43%)
Otago Polytechnic 0.11% $41,985 0.21% $77,730 0.10% $35,745 85.14%
Manukau Institute of Technology 0.03% $12,481 0.04% $14,185 0.00% $1,704 13.65%
Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology 0.07% $27,271 0.05% $20,268 (0.02%) ($7,003) (25.68%)
Waikato Institute of Technology 0.05% $20,173 0.03% $9,595 (0.03%) ($10,578) (52.44%)
Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi 0.08% $28,936 0.15% $57,431 0.08% $28,495 98.48%
Open Polytechnic of New Zealand 0.01% $3,738 0.01% $5,342 0.00% $1,604 42.91%
Eastern Institute of Technology 0.04% $14,847 0.06% $22,221 0.02% $7,374 49.67%
Whitireia Community Polytechnic 0.02% $6,687 0.04% $14,529 0.02% $7,842 117.27%
Northland Polytechnic 0.01% $5,171 0.01% $2,255 (0.01%) ($2,916) (56.39%)
Carey Baptist College 0.00% $97 0.00% - (0.00%) ($97) (100.00%)
Bethlehem Institute of Education 0.02% $6,710 0.02% $7,920 0.00% $1,210 18.03%
Total 100.00% $37,500,003 100.00% $37,500,000 - ($3) (0.00%)

UniversitiesTop

3.23In the university sub-sector, the greatest changes in both percentage points and dollars were the 0.65 percent increased share realised by Massey University (allocated an additional $242,669), and the 0.68 percent decrease to the University of Canterbury’s ratio (to the value of -$253,701). The University of Auckland increased its share of total ERI funding by 0.20 percent points while there were also small increases at Lincoln University (0.10 percent) and Victoria University of Wellington (0.07 percent).

Other TEOsTop

3.24Outside of the universities, Unitec experienced a 41.43 percent decrease in terms of its 2012 indicative funding or $41,866 in monetary terms. While Otago Polytechnic’s 2012 indicative funding increased by 85.14 percent accounting for a similar amount in dollar terms ($35,745) to the loss at Unitec.