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Celebrating our graduates

This week’s graduation ceremony was an extra special one because of the challenges our latest batch of graduates have had to overcome in order to succeed. At...
1 July, 2022
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Topical research projects showcased

Six students presented their research as part of the OPAIC Student Research Forum on Tuesday 24 May. This is the first time since the middle of 2021 that the st...
22 June, 2022
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Gaining project management skills via internship

 Qi (Joanna) Wang has gained valuable work experience, learned new skills, and expanded her understanding of sustainability during her internship. Joanna has b...
22 June, 2022
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Celebrating the Green Office Toitū

Our Green Office Toitū team held an event this week to celebrate the office and raise awareness of its work. The Green Office was launched last year to support...
15 June, 2022
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Supporting senior student researchers toward scholarly publication

A group of OPAIC students are taking part in our Advanced Wānanga Kairangahau Workshops, set up to help them take the next step in their research journeys. The...
2 June, 2022
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First Impressions results are in!

  Over the past two weeks, new OPAIC students have been invited to complete our First Impressions Survey. The survey helps us to see how new learners are settl...
25 May, 2022
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OPAIC staff present at Internship Summit

OPAIC Employability Manager Dani Mao and Learning and Teaching Specialist Bruno Balducci presented at the 2022 Internship Summit organised by the International...
25 May, 2022
READ MORE

Event to showcase smart sustainability

The first Smart Aotearoa - Sustainable Development competition event will take place this November. The event will bring together experts from a range of sector...
24 May, 2022
READ MORE

Master’s graduate lands finance role

Master of Applied Management graduate Simranjit Kaur has landed a permanent full-time job at her internship company Cardinal Logistics. Simranjit spoke to our c...
18 May, 2022
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Hybrid celebration for top achievers

Our latest Excellent Scholars awards ceremony was celebrated on-campus and online. At this week’s ceremony, Applied Management Head of Department Russell Harr...
18 May, 2022
READ MORE

Welcoming students to campus

It was great to be back on campus for Orientation today. Our last few Orientation events have taken place online due to Covid restrictions, but today we were ab...
22 April, 2022
READ MORE

Building confidence through internship experience

Maimiti Manate says the opportunities provided at OPAIC allowed her to become a confident work-ready graduate. Students and alumni shared their internship exper...
21 April, 2022
READ MORE

OPAIC students help with reforestation efforts

A group of volunteers from the Green Office Toitū at OPAIC had a memorable time contributing to reforestation efforts in Waihi this month. Volunteer, Hallie Du...
14 April, 2022
READ MORE

Success Story: Yindi Fu

Yindi Fu is excelling in his studies and puts his recent improvement down to the support he’s received from teachers and peers. Yindi came to New Zealand seve...
24 March, 2022
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Celebrating our top achievers

We’ve once again celebrated our high-achieving students at an Excellent Scholars Awards Ceremony. This week’s ceremony was a little different to past events...
2 March, 2022
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OPAIC team investigates AI in healthcare

  A graduate and lecturer have teamed up to research how artificial intelligence can be used to improve health outcomes in New Zealand. Tavish Sehgal completed...
21 February, 2022
READ MORE

New students get familiar with OPAIC

We’re welcoming our first intake of students for 2022 to OPAIC this week. Our new intake consists of onshore and offshore students from countries all over the...
4 February, 2022
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Using 3D printing in sustainable construction

An OPAIC graduate has put her passion for sustainability into practice during her master’s research in the area of construction. Tatiana Poletaeva worked as a...
4 February, 2022
READ MORE

Introducing our new research journal

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new journal Rere Āwhio – The Journal of Applied Research & Practice. This open access, peer-reviewed journal wi...
25 January, 2022
READ MORE

Student delighted to be back after 18 months offshore

What was supposed to be a quick trip home to New Caledonia turned into quite a journey for Bachelor of Applied Management student Margo Ballesta. Margo started...
15 December, 2021
READ MORE

OPAIC joins international sustainability movement

Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus joined an international movement with the launch of our AIC Green Office Toitū yesterday. This new office will...
9 December, 2021
READ MORE

Head of IT delivers online learning workshop

Head of IT, Dr Farhad Mehdipour, delivered a workshop on the challenges of online learning environments at the 7th Iran International Conference on Engineering...
10 November, 2021
READ MORE

Celebrating our Excellent Scholars

Congratulations to the students who received Excellent Scholar Awards for top marks in their programmes during Study Block 4. The recipients were Wei Wei, Weifa...
8 November, 2021
READ MORE

Student Story: Sushant Kwatra

Sushant Kwatra’s internship with Cardinal Logistics is helping him gain the experience he needs to pursue a career in supply chain management. Sushant decided...
8 November, 2021
READ MORE

Sustainable development research shared

We enjoyed hearing from a range of speakers, including our staff and students, on the topic of sustainable development at two online events yesterday. First was...
29 October, 2021
READ MORE

Success Story: Christine Santiago

An OPAIC student has been keeping busy this lockdown as an essential worker with one of the world’s biggest food and beverage companies. Christine came to New...
13 October, 2021
READ MORE

Supporting mental health treatment with virtual reality

An OPAIC graduate has co-authored a paper about the use of virtual reality in treating anxiety and depression. The paper titled Virtual Reality for Supporting t...
28 September, 2021
READ MORE

Success Story: Mickail Lim

OPAIC master’s graduate Mickail Lim is making his mark in the ICT Project Management industry in New Zealand. Mickail currently works as ICT Project Manager a...
13 September, 2021
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Top scholars celebrated

We celebrated the achievements of students who received top marks in their programmes last study block, in an online Excellent Scholar Awards ceremony yesterday...
7 September, 2021
READ MORE

Welcoming students to the OPAIC whanau

We’re excited to welcome another new cohort of students to the OPAIC whanau this week. Today’s on-campus Orientation began with an introduction from our ICT...
13 August, 2021
READ MORE

Connecting with Microsoft for collaboration opportunities

Head of IT, Dr Farhad Mehdipour, and Student Experience Coordinator, Anastasia Timoshkina, met Microsoft’s Higher Education Industry Executive, Dimitri Mardas...
13 August, 2021
READ MORE

Student story: Song (Vincent) Zhang

Vincent Zhang gave up an engineering job with Apple in China to come to New Zealand and start a new career in construction. He’d been working for Apple retail...
3 August, 2021
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Student Rep attends International Education Forum

Our Student Representative, Chris William, attended an International Education Forum held by Education Minister Chris Hipkins this month. The minister spoke a...
27 July, 2021
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OPAIC students have their say on study in New Zealand

Three Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus students took part in a workshop hosted by Education New Zealand last week. Chris William (from South Af...
23 July, 2021
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Online student story: Zhu Xiaowen 

Zhu Xiaowen is one of our offshore international students currently studying NZCEL (Level 4) from China where she lives with her family.  Zhu studied the NZC...
14 July, 2021
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Success Story: Dixa Fulara

All the experience Dixa Fulara gained during her time at OPAIC is paying off in her new job in the hospitality sector. Dixa’s uncle, who moved to New Zealand...
7 July, 2021
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IT student designs device for plant care

Information Technology student Earnest Surya has designed an irrigation system for house plants as part of his programme. The device detects when a plant is dry...
23 June, 2021
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Online student story: Myriah Hankins

Myriah Hankins is one of our offshore online students studying the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Management.   They live in Columbus, Ohio, USA and curre...
16 June, 2021
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Success Story: Suparajit (Gink) Laorutdecha

Suparajit (Gink) Laorutdecha says there’s never a shortage of work in the construction sector and that’s what makes it such a good industry to enter. “If...
11 June, 2021
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Student Story: Tianxiang (Shawn) Chen

Tianxiang (Shawn) Chen didn’t realise how much he was learning in his New Zealand Certificate in English Language programme until he began his master’s stud...
10 June, 2021
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Student Story: Tatiana Poletaeva

Tatiana Poletaeva is putting the four main components of her English language studies - reading, writing, listening, and speaking – to use in her Master’s d...
19 May, 2021
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Online student story: Gina Aballe

Gina Aballe’s online study experience is off to a good start and she looks forward to joining the OPAIC family on campus when travel restrictions allow. She i...
18 May, 2021
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Gaming passion inspires IT project

Information Technology student, Nemanja Vukikjevikj, is giving retro video games a new life through a device built as part of his studies. Nemanja made the devi...
17 May, 2021
READ MORE

Welcoming our Online Student Representative

We’d like to welcome our recently appointed Online Student Representative, Anne M Gonzales, known as AG. She will work closely with our on-campus Student Repr...
13 May, 2021
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Student Story: Haoluan Lyu

  Haoluan (Aaron) Lyu is using the academic skills he gained during his English programme here at OPAIC, to help him with his Construction studies. Aaron came...
12 May, 2021
READ MORE

Student Story: Christiaan William

South African Christiaan William landed on New Zealand soil just before the world had heard about Covid-19. In November 2019, he took leave from his job at Nort...
19 April, 2021
READ MORE

Biggest Orientation of Covid times

This week we are welcoming our largest intake of new students since borders closed last year. Our new intake includes students throughout the world who will stu...
1 April, 2021
READ MORE

Master’s research projects shared

Our Master of Applied Management students showcased an interesting range of research projects to peers and staff at our most recent round of Professional Projec...
26 March, 2021
READ MORE

Putting IT theory into practice with autonomous car

A Graduate Diploma in Information Technology student is looking forward to putting his model self-driving car to the test. Zengshuai (Frank) Li designed and bui...
25 March, 2021
READ MORE

Research day a success

We held our second Student Research Forum and Sustainability Industry Open Day on campus yesterday. It attracted twice as many participants as the first event h...
12 March, 2021
READ MORE

Industry insights for IT students

We were fortunate to have an industry expert on campus yesterday speaking to our Bachelor of Information Technology and Graduate Diploma in Information Technolo...
10 March, 2021
READ MORE

Welcoming our new Student Representative

We’d like to introduce our new Student Representative, Chris William. Chris is from South Africa and is completing his Graduate Diploma in Applied Management...
19 February, 2021
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Student Industry Projects showcased

Our Applied Management students had the opportunity to showcase their Industry Projects and celebrate their success recently. OPAIC’s Applied Management Depar...
19 February, 2021
READ MORE

Celebrating the Lunar New Year

We celebrated the Lunar New Year and the arrival of the Year of the Ox on campus today. The Lunar New Year is celebrated throughout Asia and around the world. I...
12 February, 2021
READ MORE

Success Story: Olga Rashchepkova

Olga Rashchepkova gave up a great, well-paid job as a commercial lawyer in Russia to come to New Zealand and start a new life. Having completed her master’s d...
2 February, 2021
READ MORE

Welcoming our first cohort of the new year

We’re welcoming our first new cohort of students for 2021 to the campus this week. They are predominantly international students who have been living in New Z...
22 January, 2021
READ MORE

Graduate Address: Juan Carlo Crispino

Juan Carlo Crispino spoke about his life-changing decision to come to New Zealand, when he delivered the OPAIC student address at Graduation last Tuesday. JC re...
24 November, 2020
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Celebrating the success of our graduates

More than 270 students crossed the stage at Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus’s 13th graduation ceremony yesterday. They included OPAIC and Capa...
18 November, 2020
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Celebrating Diwali on campus

We celebrated Diwali on campus today with a festival organised by our students, which included traditional outfits, rangoli, food, and dancing. Check out the ph...
11 November, 2020
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Sharing sustainability research through new initiative

Students are sharing bite-sized pieces of sustainability research through our new 3n5 initiative. The 3n5 Sustainability initiative involves students creating t...
11 November, 2020
READ MORE

OPAIC students compete in IT challenge

Two OPAIC Information Technology students competed in a series of cloud computing challenges last month, with one finishing fourth out of all entrants in New Ze...
9 November, 2020
READ MORE

New course preparing students for world of work

A new Information Technology course offered at OPAIC is helping our students prepare for the industry. The course gives students a foundation in Amazon Web Serv...
30 October, 2020
READ MORE

Sustainability ideas brainstormed at workshops

Students and staff from a range of departments got together to discuss campus sustainability initiatives at two workshops this week. Otago Polytechnic and OPAIC...
30 October, 2020
READ MORE

Hands-on learning during a pandemic

Providing quality hands-on experience to students during a pandemic isn’t easy, especially when gatherings and on-site activities are restricted. But for new...
28 October, 2020
READ MORE

Providing financial support to students in need

OPAIC has been providing financial support to students facing hardship due to Covid-19, through two rounds of funding this year. Applications for our first rou...
21 October, 2020
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Sustainability at OPAIC

Otago Polytechnic is renowned for Sustainability. Sustainability is embedded in all that we do, as we develop sustainable practitioners. Study Block 5 at OPAIC...
21 October, 2020
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New Student Representative for OPAIC

We’d like to introduce our new student representative, Polina Artiushkina. Polina comes from Moscow, Russia and is studying the Master of Applied Management a...
19 October, 2020
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New students welcomed at Orientation

We’re welcoming a new cohort of students to our Auckland International Campus this week. Deputy Chief Executive Gagan Sachdeva welcomed our new cohort at Orie...
15 October, 2020
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Using machine learning to predict crime risk

A group of OPAIC students are using their IT skills to predict crime risk in New Zealand and they hope the police will one day be able to make use of their rese...
28 September, 2020
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Success Story: Malde Keshvala

Otago Polytechnic’s Auckland International Campus felt like home for Malde Keshvala, who came all the way from India to study the Graduate Diploma in Informat...
16 September, 2020
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Success Story: Jenny Yang

Willingness to learn and a can-do attitude are essential for succeeding in the New Zealand workforce, according to a recent graduate who is now working for a pr...
10 September, 2020
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Top scholars grateful for support

Our most recent batch of Excellent Scholars are grateful to their lecturers for the support they’ve provided to help them succeed. Staff and students gathered...
1 September, 2020
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Exploring career opportunities at expo

Our students and new graduates had the opportunity to explore the job market at the Careers Expo at ASB Showgrounds last week. Three staff and about 25 students...
13 August, 2020
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New students welcomed at historic Orientation

We’re welcoming a new cohort of students to our Auckland International Campus this week. Our current students have gradually been returning to campus over the...
5 August, 2020
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Success Story: Alimahmad Hudda

Alimahmad Hudda came to OPAIC to gain some international experience and pursue his interest in business. He previously studied Information Technology in his hom...
30 July, 2020
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Students and staff volunteer to help NZ environment

Winter is the planting season and OPAIC students and staff have joined Conservation Volunteers New Zealand to plant native trees to help restore parks and reser...
28 July, 2020
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Success Story: Tavish Sehgal

Management student Tavish Sehgal is thriving at OPAIC and helping other students to achieve. He’s grateful for the early challenges he faced during his Englis...
23 July, 2020
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Summer jobs in Central Otago

There are good summer jobs available for international students studying in Central Otago. Central Otago is the location of our boutique Cromwell campus, which...
20 July, 2020
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Research team reflects on virtual teaching experience

A cross-department team from Otago Polytechnic has reflected on their online teaching experiences for a new research paper. The lockdown pushed tertiary educati...
16 July, 2020
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Celebrating our graduates

This week’s graduation ceremony was an extra special one because of the challenges our latest batch of graduates have had to overcome in order to succeed. At...
1 July, 2022
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Topical research projects showcased

Six students presented their research as part of the OPAIC Student Research Forum on Tuesday 24 May. This is the first time since the middle of 2021 that the st...
22 June, 2022
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Gaining project management skills via internship

 Qi (Joanna) Wang has gained valuable work experience, learned new skills, and expanded her understanding of sustainability during her internship. Joanna has b...
22 June, 2022
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Celebrating the Green Office Toitū

Our Green Office Toitū team held an event this week to celebrate the office and raise awareness of its work. The Green Office was launched last year to support...
15 June, 2022
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Supporting senior student researchers toward scholarly publication

A group of OPAIC students are taking part in our Advanced Wānanga Kairangahau Workshops, set up to help them take the next step in their research journeys. The...
2 June, 2022
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First Impressions results are in!

  Over the past two weeks, new OPAIC students have been invited to complete our First Impressions Survey. The survey helps us to see how new learners are settl...
25 May, 2022
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OPAIC staff present at Internship Summit

OPAIC Employability Manager Dani Mao and Learning and Teaching Specialist Bruno Balducci presented at the 2022 Internship Summit organised by the International...
25 May, 2022
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Event to showcase smart sustainability

The first Smart Aotearoa - Sustainable Development competition event will take place this November. The event will bring together experts from a range of sector...
24 May, 2022
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Master’s graduate lands finance role

Master of Applied Management graduate Simranjit Kaur has landed a permanent full-time job at her internship company Cardinal Logistics. Simranjit spoke to our c...
18 May, 2022
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Hybrid celebration for top achievers

Our latest Excellent Scholars awards ceremony was celebrated on-campus and online. At this week’s ceremony, Applied Management Head of Department Russell Harr...
18 May, 2022
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Welcoming students to campus

It was great to be back on campus for Orientation today. Our last few Orientation events have taken place online due to Covid restrictions, but today we were ab...
22 April, 2022
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Building confidence through internship experience

Maimiti Manate says the opportunities provided at OPAIC allowed her to become a confident work-ready graduate. Students and alumni shared their internship exper...
21 April, 2022
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OPAIC students help with reforestation efforts

A group of volunteers from the Green Office Toitū at OPAIC had a memorable time contributing to reforestation efforts in Waihi this month. Volunteer, Hallie Du...
14 April, 2022
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Success Story: Yindi Fu

Yindi Fu is excelling in his studies and puts his recent improvement down to the support he’s received from teachers and peers. Yindi came to New Zealand seve...
24 March, 2022
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Celebrating our top achievers

We’ve once again celebrated our high-achieving students at an Excellent Scholars Awards Ceremony. This week’s ceremony was a little different to past events...
2 March, 2022
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OPAIC team investigates AI in healthcare

  A graduate and lecturer have teamed up to research how artificial intelligence can be used to improve health outcomes in New Zealand. Tavish Sehgal completed...
21 February, 2022
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New students get familiar with OPAIC

We’re welcoming our first intake of students for 2022 to OPAIC this week. Our new intake consists of onshore and offshore students from countries all over the...
4 February, 2022
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Using 3D printing in sustainable construction

An OPAIC graduate has put her passion for sustainability into practice during her master’s research in the area of construction. Tatiana Poletaeva worked as a...
4 February, 2022
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Introducing our new research journal

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new journal Rere Āwhio – The Journal of Applied Research & Practice. This open access, peer-reviewed journal wi...
25 January, 2022
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Student delighted to be back after 18 months offshore

What was supposed to be a quick trip home to New Caledonia turned into quite a journey for Bachelor of Applied Management student Margo Ballesta. Margo started...
15 December, 2021
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OPAIC joins international sustainability movement

Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus joined an international movement with the launch of our AIC Green Office Toitū yesterday. This new office will...
9 December, 2021
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Head of IT delivers online learning workshop

Head of IT, Dr Farhad Mehdipour, delivered a workshop on the challenges of online learning environments at the 7th Iran International Conference on Engineering...
10 November, 2021
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Celebrating our Excellent Scholars

Congratulations to the students who received Excellent Scholar Awards for top marks in their programmes during Study Block 4. The recipients were Wei Wei, Weifa...
8 November, 2021
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Student Story: Sushant Kwatra

Sushant Kwatra’s internship with Cardinal Logistics is helping him gain the experience he needs to pursue a career in supply chain management. Sushant decided...
8 November, 2021
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Sustainable development research shared

We enjoyed hearing from a range of speakers, including our staff and students, on the topic of sustainable development at two online events yesterday. First was...
29 October, 2021
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Success Story: Christine Santiago

An OPAIC student has been keeping busy this lockdown as an essential worker with one of the world’s biggest food and beverage companies. Christine came to New...
13 October, 2021
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Supporting mental health treatment with virtual reality

An OPAIC graduate has co-authored a paper about the use of virtual reality in treating anxiety and depression. The paper titled Virtual Reality for Supporting t...
28 September, 2021
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Success Story: Mickail Lim

OPAIC master’s graduate Mickail Lim is making his mark in the ICT Project Management industry in New Zealand. Mickail currently works as ICT Project Manager a...
13 September, 2021
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Top scholars celebrated

We celebrated the achievements of students who received top marks in their programmes last study block, in an online Excellent Scholar Awards ceremony yesterday...
7 September, 2021
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Welcoming students to the OPAIC whanau

We’re excited to welcome another new cohort of students to the OPAIC whanau this week. Today’s on-campus Orientation began with an introduction from our ICT...
13 August, 2021
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Connecting with Microsoft for collaboration opportunities

Head of IT, Dr Farhad Mehdipour, and Student Experience Coordinator, Anastasia Timoshkina, met Microsoft’s Higher Education Industry Executive, Dimitri Mardas...
13 August, 2021
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Student story: Song (Vincent) Zhang

Vincent Zhang gave up an engineering job with Apple in China to come to New Zealand and start a new career in construction. He’d been working for Apple retail...
3 August, 2021
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Student Rep attends International Education Forum

Our Student Representative, Chris William, attended an International Education Forum held by Education Minister Chris Hipkins this month. The minister spoke a...
27 July, 2021
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OPAIC students have their say on study in New Zealand

Three Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus students took part in a workshop hosted by Education New Zealand last week. Chris William (from South Af...
23 July, 2021
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Online student story: Zhu Xiaowen 

Zhu Xiaowen is one of our offshore international students currently studying NZCEL (Level 4) from China where she lives with her family.  Zhu studied the NZC...
14 July, 2021
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Success Story: Dixa Fulara

All the experience Dixa Fulara gained during her time at OPAIC is paying off in her new job in the hospitality sector. Dixa’s uncle, who moved to New Zealand...
7 July, 2021
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IT student designs device for plant care

Information Technology student Earnest Surya has designed an irrigation system for house plants as part of his programme. The device detects when a plant is dry...
23 June, 2021
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Online student story: Myriah Hankins

Myriah Hankins is one of our offshore online students studying the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Management.   They live in Columbus, Ohio, USA and curre...
16 June, 2021
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Success Story: Suparajit (Gink) Laorutdecha

Suparajit (Gink) Laorutdecha says there’s never a shortage of work in the construction sector and that’s what makes it such a good industry to enter. “If...
11 June, 2021
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Student Story: Tianxiang (Shawn) Chen

Tianxiang (Shawn) Chen didn’t realise how much he was learning in his New Zealand Certificate in English Language programme until he began his master’s stud...
10 June, 2021
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Student Story: Tatiana Poletaeva

Tatiana Poletaeva is putting the four main components of her English language studies - reading, writing, listening, and speaking – to use in her Master’s d...
19 May, 2021
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Online student story: Gina Aballe

Gina Aballe’s online study experience is off to a good start and she looks forward to joining the OPAIC family on campus when travel restrictions allow. She i...
18 May, 2021
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Gaming passion inspires IT project

Information Technology student, Nemanja Vukikjevikj, is giving retro video games a new life through a device built as part of his studies. Nemanja made the devi...
17 May, 2021
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Welcoming our Online Student Representative

We’d like to welcome our recently appointed Online Student Representative, Anne M Gonzales, known as AG. She will work closely with our on-campus Student Repr...
13 May, 2021
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Student Story: Haoluan Lyu

  Haoluan (Aaron) Lyu is using the academic skills he gained during his English programme here at OPAIC, to help him with his Construction studies. Aaron came...
12 May, 2021
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Student Story: Christiaan William

South African Christiaan William landed on New Zealand soil just before the world had heard about Covid-19. In November 2019, he took leave from his job at Nort...
19 April, 2021
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Biggest Orientation of Covid times

This week we are welcoming our largest intake of new students since borders closed last year. Our new intake includes students throughout the world who will stu...
1 April, 2021
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Master’s research projects shared

Our Master of Applied Management students showcased an interesting range of research projects to peers and staff at our most recent round of Professional Projec...
26 March, 2021
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Putting IT theory into practice with autonomous car

A Graduate Diploma in Information Technology student is looking forward to putting his model self-driving car to the test. Zengshuai (Frank) Li designed and bui...
25 March, 2021
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Research day a success

We held our second Student Research Forum and Sustainability Industry Open Day on campus yesterday. It attracted twice as many participants as the first event h...
12 March, 2021
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Industry insights for IT students

We were fortunate to have an industry expert on campus yesterday speaking to our Bachelor of Information Technology and Graduate Diploma in Information Technolo...
10 March, 2021
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Welcoming our new Student Representative

We’d like to introduce our new Student Representative, Chris William. Chris is from South Africa and is completing his Graduate Diploma in Applied Management...
19 February, 2021
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Student Industry Projects showcased

Our Applied Management students had the opportunity to showcase their Industry Projects and celebrate their success recently. OPAIC’s Applied Management Depar...
19 February, 2021
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Celebrating the Lunar New Year

We celebrated the Lunar New Year and the arrival of the Year of the Ox on campus today. The Lunar New Year is celebrated throughout Asia and around the world. I...
12 February, 2021
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Success Story: Olga Rashchepkova

Olga Rashchepkova gave up a great, well-paid job as a commercial lawyer in Russia to come to New Zealand and start a new life. Having completed her master’s d...
2 February, 2021
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Welcoming our first cohort of the new year

We’re welcoming our first new cohort of students for 2021 to the campus this week. They are predominantly international students who have been living in New Z...
22 January, 2021
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Graduate Address: Juan Carlo Crispino

Juan Carlo Crispino spoke about his life-changing decision to come to New Zealand, when he delivered the OPAIC student address at Graduation last Tuesday. JC re...
24 November, 2020
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Celebrating the success of our graduates

More than 270 students crossed the stage at Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus’s 13th graduation ceremony yesterday. They included OPAIC and Capa...
18 November, 2020
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Celebrating Diwali on campus

We celebrated Diwali on campus today with a festival organised by our students, which included traditional outfits, rangoli, food, and dancing. Check out the ph...
11 November, 2020
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Sharing sustainability research through new initiative

Students are sharing bite-sized pieces of sustainability research through our new 3n5 initiative. The 3n5 Sustainability initiative involves students creating t...
11 November, 2020
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OPAIC students compete in IT challenge

Two OPAIC Information Technology students competed in a series of cloud computing challenges last month, with one finishing fourth out of all entrants in New Ze...
9 November, 2020
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New course preparing students for world of work

A new Information Technology course offered at OPAIC is helping our students prepare for the industry. The course gives students a foundation in Amazon Web Serv...
30 October, 2020
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Sustainability ideas brainstormed at workshops

Students and staff from a range of departments got together to discuss campus sustainability initiatives at two workshops this week. Otago Polytechnic and OPAIC...
30 October, 2020
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Hands-on learning during a pandemic

Providing quality hands-on experience to students during a pandemic isn’t easy, especially when gatherings and on-site activities are restricted. But for new...
28 October, 2020
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Providing financial support to students in need

OPAIC has been providing financial support to students facing hardship due to Covid-19, through two rounds of funding this year. Applications for our first rou...
21 October, 2020
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Sustainability at OPAIC

Otago Polytechnic is renowned for Sustainability. Sustainability is embedded in all that we do, as we develop sustainable practitioners. Study Block 5 at OPAIC...
21 October, 2020
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New Student Representative for OPAIC

We’d like to introduce our new student representative, Polina Artiushkina. Polina comes from Moscow, Russia and is studying the Master of Applied Management a...
19 October, 2020
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New students welcomed at Orientation

We’re welcoming a new cohort of students to our Auckland International Campus this week. Deputy Chief Executive Gagan Sachdeva welcomed our new cohort at Orie...
15 October, 2020
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Using machine learning to predict crime risk

A group of OPAIC students are using their IT skills to predict crime risk in New Zealand and they hope the police will one day be able to make use of their rese...
28 September, 2020
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Success Story: Malde Keshvala

Otago Polytechnic’s Auckland International Campus felt like home for Malde Keshvala, who came all the way from India to study the Graduate Diploma in Informat...
16 September, 2020
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Success Story: Jenny Yang

Willingness to learn and a can-do attitude are essential for succeeding in the New Zealand workforce, according to a recent graduate who is now working for a pr...
10 September, 2020
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Top scholars grateful for support

Our most recent batch of Excellent Scholars are grateful to their lecturers for the support they’ve provided to help them succeed. Staff and students gathered...
1 September, 2020
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Exploring career opportunities at expo

Our students and new graduates had the opportunity to explore the job market at the Careers Expo at ASB Showgrounds last week. Three staff and about 25 students...
13 August, 2020
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New students welcomed at historic Orientation

We’re welcoming a new cohort of students to our Auckland International Campus this week. Our current students have gradually been returning to campus over the...
5 August, 2020
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Success Story: Alimahmad Hudda

Alimahmad Hudda came to OPAIC to gain some international experience and pursue his interest in business. He previously studied Information Technology in his hom...
30 July, 2020
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Students and staff volunteer to help NZ environment

Winter is the planting season and OPAIC students and staff have joined Conservation Volunteers New Zealand to plant native trees to help restore parks and reser...
28 July, 2020
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Success Story: Tavish Sehgal

Management student Tavish Sehgal is thriving at OPAIC and helping other students to achieve. He’s grateful for the early challenges he faced during his Englis...
23 July, 2020
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Summer jobs in Central Otago

There are good summer jobs available for international students studying in Central Otago. Central Otago is the location of our boutique Cromwell campus, which...
20 July, 2020
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Research team reflects on virtual teaching experience

A cross-department team from Otago Polytechnic has reflected on their online teaching experiences for a new research paper. The lockdown pushed tertiary educati...
16 July, 2020