STRATUS is a network of emerging and early career University of Auckland researchers, formally launched in April 2008.

STRATUS was formed by a group of researchers at the University of Auckland who felt the need for a formal career support system and unified voice for emerging scientists in order to help encourage positive change by the University and Government, and to come up with new, innovative solutions to help strengthen the New Zealand science system.

STRATUS aims to:
  1. identify and address issues of importance to emerging scientists
  2. provide a network of support for emerging scientists at the University
  3. raise the profile of emerging scientists and science both within the University and to the wider community