校训: 2000 Predecessors established in 1895.
类别: Public
名誉校长: Sir Paul Reeves
现任校长: Derek McCormack
所在地: Auckland, New Zealand
网址: http://www.aut.ac.nz

概况

学校建成于1895年,原名为奥克兰理工学院,于2000年被新西兰政府正式批准升为大学,从而成为新西兰八所公立大学之一。学校分两个校区:位于奥克兰市中心的威尔莱斯利,位于奥克兰市北部海滨的阿克兰格。阿克兰格距市中心仅10公里,两所分校之间有大巴车接送学生,每20分钟一班。奥克兰理工大学现有在校学生2.5万人,其中留学生约750多人,分别来自52个国家。奥克兰理工大学开设的专业有商业、应用艺术、理学和工程学、健康研究等,可以为学生提供范围广泛的证书、文凭课程,方便学生就业,也可以提供学士学位及硕士学位课程。大学采取小班教学,平均每班16人,使每个学生都能得到很好的照顾。

校区

奥克兰理工大学拥有2个校区—Wellesley校区(位于市中心)和Akoranga校区(位于北岸市)。奥克兰科技大学同时也拥有自己的科技园位于Penrose,位于奥克兰南部。同时学校也在计划在曼努考市建立他的第三个校区。

University Population

In 2006 AUT had 22,000 students. A significant proportion were studying Bachelors degree or above (64.2%) and were full-time (64%),giving a total of 15,382 full time equivalent students. Approximately 2,980 international students attended the university in 2006. In 2006 there were 942 full time equivalent academic staff and 828 full time equivalent administrative and support staff.

General Information

The process through which AUT was recognised as a university was controversial, as (for instance) it had an inadequate library at the time, and some students were given access to the University of Auckland's library as a stopgap measure. AUT's library grew rapidly and its size was not a significant factor with respect to the disciplines in which AUT taught and researched.

Despite controversial beginnings, the university is now well established. It promotes itself as an advocate of innovative approaches to teaching, learning and research. In particular its focus is on providing a pragmatic 'real world' approach, ensuring excellence in learning, teaching and developing outstanding graduates for practice in their chosen fields. In practice this reflects the continuing survival of vocational type courses and an emphasis upon student development towards employment. For this reason links with employers continue to be fostered.

AUT claims that it maintains very high levels of graduate employment in comparison to other NZ universities, though the statistical basis for this claim has been disputed.
Since becoming a university, AUT has invested heavily in infrastructure, staffing and programmes. It is half way through its $245 million building programme on both the Wellesley and Akoranga Campuses. Since 2000, new engineering, design, library, and business buildings have been constructed.

Campuses

AUT has two campuses - Wellesley (Auckland CBD) and Akoranga (North Shore). Both campuses have student accommodation next door for a relatively small number of students. AUT runs a shuttle bus between these 2 campuses. AUT also maintains its own technology park in Penrose, Auckland City. Plans are also in place for a third campus in Manukau City.

Wellesley Campus

The Wellesley campus spreads over several sites in the heart of central Auckland. The main campus is situated on Mayoral Drive, Wellesley Street, Symond and St Paul Street. The Faculties of Applied Humanities, Business, Design and Creative Technologies, and Te Ara Poutama, and the Applied Sciences division share this location.
The Applied Humanities and Design and Creative Technologies faculties also share a building on the corner of Wakefield Street and Rutland Street.

Akoranga Campus

The Akoranga campus is located on Akoranga Drive on the North Shore. The Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences (including the Sport and Recreation division) and School of Education share this campus, which has attractive park-like grounds. AUT's main sport and recreation centre is located at this campus.

Technology Park

The AUT Technology Park is located in Penrose, Auckland. It is used for developing innovative start-up businesses and for postgraduate student research. AUT also has several internationally prominent IT research centres situated at this tech park. These are the Knowledge Engineering and Discovery Research Institute (KEDRI), Institute of Information Technology Research (IITR), Software Engineering Research Lab (SERL) and the Centre for Research on Information Systems Management (CRISM).