New Zealand Embassy Paris, France

The New Zealand Research Diaspora

New approaches to the concept of researcher mobility suggest that expatriate researchers can still provide a valuable contribution to the national research sector, regardless of any intention to return.

In 2010, FRENZ* (Facilitating Research cooperation between Europe and New Zealand) launched a survey of EU-based New Zealand researchers to:

  • gauge the metrics of existing EU-New Zealand research collaboration;
  • achieve a better understanding of both the number and motivations for researcher mobility;
  • identify opportunities to better utilise the presence of New Zealand researchers in Europe with regard to enhancing collaboration;
  • identify further opportunities for cooperation in areas of mutual interest.


To access the survey results, visit the FRENZ project site.

[*FRENZ is a joint initiative funded by the European Commission (EC) and the New Zealand Ministry of Science and Innovation (MSI), which works to enhance the engagement of the NZ research community with the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7)]


Of interest

United Nations Handbook 2015-16

United Nations Handbook

The UN Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the UN system and how it works.  Read more

Prime Minister's media release |

New Zealand wins Security Council seat

New Zealand has secured a place on the UN Security Council for 2015-16. Read the Prime Minister's media release

Registering your overseas travel made easier

Registering your overseas travel made easier

New Zealanders travelling or living overseas, registering your travel online now made easier. Read more

NZ, France and the World Wars

In French and New Zealand skies, War Commemorations, D-Day landings and more.

Remembering World War I
100 Years On

Be part of the first World War Centenary. Read more

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

News about how the donations are contributing to the rebuild, ways to donate and more.