About Us

New Zealand eScience Infrastructure (NeSI) enables researchers across a wide range of communities and disciplines to tackle large or highly complicated problems and to investigate scientific challenges that were previously impossible. NeSI makes approaching these problems easier for researchers through offering a specialised platform of computational and analytics software and services powered by supercomputers, and placing strong emphasis on support and training alongside the raw power of its technology platform.

NeSI is a national collaboration of the University of Auckland, the University of Otago, Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research, NIWA, and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

Our Structure

The NeSI Governance Board is made up of representatives from each major investor, as well as an independent Chair and an independent director with international research infrastructure leadership experience.

Our Support Team is comprised of experts who provide computational science support and work directly with investigators to improve their research productivity on NeSI platforms.

Our Background

NeSI is an unincorporated body, with investment from New Zealand universities, Crown Research Institutes and the Crown, through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

The investors are the University of Auckland, NIWA, Manaaki Whenua - Landcare Research, the University of Otago, and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. Legally, the University of Auckland engages in contracts on behalf of the members.

Read more about our background including our original Investment Case and most recent Business Case.