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A new approach to Orientation

We took a new approach to Orientation at OPAIC last week. COVID-19 prevented our new students from attending their traditional on-campus Orientation. Fortunatel...
31 March, 2020
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MP talks climate change

Students had the opportunity to learn about the Zero Carbon Act and its impact on New Zealand Businesses from Green Party MP Chloe Swarbrick yesterday. The Grad...
26 February, 2020
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Developing skills for 2020 and Beyond

Upskill, develop resilience, and be yourself, were among tips given to students at our BizTech event last night. The theme of the event was Skills for 2020 and...
21 February, 2020
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Learning about sustainability in business

Our students had the opportunity to learn about sustainability in business from an industry expert yesterday. Ben Mayer, Climate Change and Sustainability Advis...
21 February, 2020
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Dunedin campus welcomes overseas visitors

Our Dunedin campus welcomed staff and students from our partner institution South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) in the United States in early February....
19 February, 2020
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OP students getting international experience

Otago Polytechnic students are preparing for the global workplace along with students from other polytechnics through study tours. Students have been taking pa...
19 February, 2020
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Central campus hosts Mexican delegation

Our Central Campus hosted a delegation from the Mexican government in February. This was a ministerial group from Jalisco province, which made time to divert fr...
19 February, 2020
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Increasing self-compassion in young people through virtual reality

Two OPAIC Graduate Diploma in Information Technology students, Konstantin Emanov and Andrej Hlasnik, are working on a Virtual Reality for Mental Health project....
17 February, 2020
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Sharing AI research with tech community

Head of IT and Principal Lecturer Farhad was invited as a speaker to the AI Global Bootcamp held at AUT recently. Several speakers from the Microsoft MVP commun...
17 February, 2020
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IT lecturer takes research to Japan

Head of IT and Principal Lecturer Dr Farhad Mehdipour has participated in the 4th IEEE Cyber Science and Technology Congress (CyberSciTech) which was held in Fu...
17 February, 2020
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OPAIC construction research on show

Four OPAIC construction students have had research papers selected for publication and will present at a symposium this week. Construction Senior Lecturer Dr Do...
17 February, 2020
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Cross department research project recognised

A research collaboration between OPAIC's Construction, Information Technology and Management departments has been recognised at a prestigious international conf...
17 February, 2020
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Success Story: Jingyue (Ellen) Chen

English language student Jingyue Chen is loving her time at OPAIC and hopes to pursue further study here. Jingyue’s mum and dad wanted her to continue her edu...
5 February, 2020
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Lunar New Year at OPAIC

We celebrated the Lunar New Year on campus at lunchtime today.  Staff and students worked together to organise the event, which included traditional outfits, c...
24 January, 2020
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Success Story: Sergey Ananyev

Graduate Sergey Ananyev loved the way he could forge his own path at Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus. Sergey was born and raised in Moscow. He h...
24 January, 2020
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Visiting teachers get familiar with our Central Campus 

The Central Campus has recently hosted four ‘Train the Trainer’ learners from Chile. The learners were teachers from Agriculture Schools in Chile. They were...
21 January, 2020
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Success Story: Jing Cao

Business graduate Jing Cao is thrilled to have landed a job at New Zealand telecommunications company 2degrees. Jing comes from China and has been in New Zealan...
17 January, 2020
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Introducing our new Student Representative

We’d like to introduce our new Student Representative - Pulkit Jain.  Pulkit is from Delhi, India. He is studying the Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management a...
13 January, 2020
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Success Story: Andrej Hlasnik

Information Technology student Andrej Hlasnik is learning new things each day at OPAIC and using his impressive work background to help other students succeed....
13 January, 2020
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Orientation at OPAIC

We’re welcoming the decade’s first batch of new students to the campus this week. The students have come from as far afield as Russia, China, India, the Phi...
8 January, 2020
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Graduate address: Olha Viazenko

Student speaker Olha Viazenko told our international graduates to think of themselves as new Kiwis, at yesterday’s graduation ceremony at the Auckland Town Ha...
29 November, 2019
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Celebrating success at biggest ceremony to date

More than 300 graduates crossed the stage at OPAIC’s biggest ceremony to date at the Auckland Town Hall yesterday. Guest speaker Guy Howard-Willis told gradua...
29 November, 2019
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Students help out at Walking Stars event

OPAIC's students and staff volunteered their time to help the Cancer Society with its Walking Stars event on the weekend.  Walking Stars is a night-time walkin...
25 November, 2019
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Connecting for Success

Students received great advice on how to build their connections in New Zealand from six industry guests at last night’s BizTech Meetup: Connect for Success e...
15 November, 2019
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Management lecturers share knowledge in China

Lydia Harrell and Dani Mao from the OPAIC Applied Management Team presented at two conferences in China in mid-October. Their abstract, titled ‘A model for in...
13 November, 2019
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OPAIC lecturer takes honey business to China

OPAIC lecturer Jay Hourani was invited to a NZ Trade Mission in Chengdu and Xi’an in China recently to represent his company as part of a New Zealand trade de...
12 November, 2019
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Movember on campus

We launched Movember on campus today. Movember is all about changing the face of health. It aims to tackle cancers, mental health and suicide. Movember takes pl...
1 November, 2019
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Connecting with the Cancer Society

OPAIC staff visited the Cancer Society yesterday to establish a partnership with the not-for-profit organisation and discuss opportunities for our students to v...
1 November, 2019
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Diwali on Campus

It was great to see so many students and staff at our Diwali celebration on campus on Friday. We hope you all enjoyed the event. You can check out the photos h...
29 October, 2019
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Success Story: Abida Manzoor

Abida Manzoor faced a big cultural change when she moved to New Zealand to study, but with the help of OPAIC’s team of staff she’s excelling here. Abida say...
22 October, 2019
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Block 5 Orientation underway

We’ve got more than 115 new faces on campus this week. Academic Director, Professor Leoni Schmidt, welcomed our new students, during a day of Orientation talk...
17 October, 2019
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Boosting confidence with local experience

Management student Samuel Alonso has come away from his MediaWorks placement confident about his professional future in New Zealand. Sam says he was so keen to...
9 October, 2019
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Volunteering at the Auckland City Mission

A group of students and staff spent four hours volunteering at the Auckland City Mission on Friday. The group prepared food, served lunch to more than 120 peop...
23 September, 2019
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Success Story: Dmitrii Golyshev

Dmitrii Golyshev was struck by the friendly and relaxed nature of New Zealanders when he made the move here from Moscow. He and his family had been thinking abo...
16 September, 2019
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Fashion meets sustainability

New Zealand Fashion Week has provided our business students with the perfect opportunity to get out of the classroom and put principles of sustainability into p...
30 August, 2019
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Industry guest for Construction students

Our Construction students had the opportunity to hear from an experienced industry guest yesterday.  Red Zhou is a quantity surveyor who has been working at Ha...
29 August, 2019
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Success Story: Akshay Varasadiya

Akshay Varasadiya never considered coming to New Zealand before his friend recommended OPAIC. “He told me Otago Polytechnic is one of the best in Auckland cit...
20 August, 2019
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Welcoming our new students

Our newest students are learning about everything OPAIC has to offer at this week’s Orientation. We’re welcoming students from countries including Russia, N...
8 August, 2019
READ MORE

Promoting employability thinking

OPAIC staff are getting familiar with the latest research around graduate employability through a series of interactive workshops. Senior Researcher: Learner Ca...
7 August, 2019
READ MORE

Success Story: Farjana Rahman

Interning at The Peace Foundation was an eye-opener for Farjana Rahman, who now knows what she wants to do in her career. Farjana recently finished the Graduat...
6 August, 2019
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Incorporating culture into teaching

Information Technology lecturer Dr Suhaimi (Hymie) Latif brought his cultural background into his Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education, which he recently comp...
18 July, 2019
READ MORE

Creating learner-centred environments

Principal lecturer Dr Indrapriya (Indra) Kularatne undertook the Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education to gain theoretical and practical knowledge in the field...
17 July, 2019
READ MORE

Success Story: Fabianna Cinelli Maroni

Recent graduate Fabianna Cinelli got great work experience interning at a top hotel chain in Auckland, during her time at OPAIC. Now she’s moved to Wellington...
16 July, 2019
READ MORE

Addressing the diverse needs of learners

All of our teaching staff are experts in their fields, with academic and industry experience. Recently, many have been working to upskill themselves by completi...
15 July, 2019
READ MORE

Congratulations to our graduates

A record 740 people are graduating in person from Otago Polytechnic today.More than 320 graduands took the stage for the first of two graduation ceremonies at...
14 December, 2018
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OPAIC讲师将蜂蜜业务扩展到中国

OPAIC讲师杰伊·霍拉尼(Jay Hourani)最近应邀作为新西兰贸易代表团的一员出访中国成都和西安。 杰伊是OPAIC的应用管理专...
3 December, 2017
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应用管理专业的老师们和中国同行的交流

OPAIC应用管理专业的老师Lydia Harrell和Dani Mao 10月中旬在中国的两次国际教育会议上进行了演讲和交流。 她们的“将可转移...
3 December, 2017
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A new approach to Orientation

We took a new approach to Orientation at OPAIC last week. COVID-19 prevented our new students from attending their traditional on-campus Orientation. Fortunatel...
31 March, 2020
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MP talks climate change

Students had the opportunity to learn about the Zero Carbon Act and its impact on New Zealand Businesses from Green Party MP Chloe Swarbrick yesterday. The Grad...
26 February, 2020
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Developing skills for 2020 and Beyond

Upskill, develop resilience, and be yourself, were among tips given to students at our BizTech event last night. The theme of the event was Skills for 2020 and...
21 February, 2020
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Learning about sustainability in business

Our students had the opportunity to learn about sustainability in business from an industry expert yesterday. Ben Mayer, Climate Change and Sustainability Advis...
21 February, 2020
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Dunedin campus welcomes overseas visitors

Our Dunedin campus welcomed staff and students from our partner institution South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) in the United States in early February....
19 February, 2020
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OP students getting international experience

Otago Polytechnic students are preparing for the global workplace along with students from other polytechnics through study tours. Students have been taking pa...
19 February, 2020
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Central campus hosts Mexican delegation

Our Central Campus hosted a delegation from the Mexican government in February. This was a ministerial group from Jalisco province, which made time to divert fr...
19 February, 2020
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Increasing self-compassion in young people through virtual reality

Two OPAIC Graduate Diploma in Information Technology students, Konstantin Emanov and Andrej Hlasnik, are working on a Virtual Reality for Mental Health project....
17 February, 2020
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Sharing AI research with tech community

Head of IT and Principal Lecturer Farhad was invited as a speaker to the AI Global Bootcamp held at AUT recently. Several speakers from the Microsoft MVP commun...
17 February, 2020
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IT lecturer takes research to Japan

Head of IT and Principal Lecturer Dr Farhad Mehdipour has participated in the 4th IEEE Cyber Science and Technology Congress (CyberSciTech) which was held in Fu...
17 February, 2020
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OPAIC construction research on show

Four OPAIC construction students have had research papers selected for publication and will present at a symposium this week. Construction Senior Lecturer Dr Do...
17 February, 2020
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Cross department research project recognised

A research collaboration between OPAIC's Construction, Information Technology and Management departments has been recognised at a prestigious international conf...
17 February, 2020
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Success Story: Jingyue (Ellen) Chen

English language student Jingyue Chen is loving her time at OPAIC and hopes to pursue further study here. Jingyue’s mum and dad wanted her to continue her edu...
5 February, 2020
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Lunar New Year at OPAIC

We celebrated the Lunar New Year on campus at lunchtime today.  Staff and students worked together to organise the event, which included traditional outfits, c...
24 January, 2020
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Success Story: Sergey Ananyev

Graduate Sergey Ananyev loved the way he could forge his own path at Otago Polytechnic Auckland International Campus. Sergey was born and raised in Moscow. He h...
24 January, 2020
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Visiting teachers get familiar with our Central Campus 

The Central Campus has recently hosted four ‘Train the Trainer’ learners from Chile. The learners were teachers from Agriculture Schools in Chile. They were...
21 January, 2020
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Success Story: Jing Cao

Business graduate Jing Cao is thrilled to have landed a job at New Zealand telecommunications company 2degrees. Jing comes from China and has been in New Zealan...
17 January, 2020
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Introducing our new Student Representative

We’d like to introduce our new Student Representative - Pulkit Jain.  Pulkit is from Delhi, India. He is studying the Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management a...
13 January, 2020
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Success Story: Andrej Hlasnik

Information Technology student Andrej Hlasnik is learning new things each day at OPAIC and using his impressive work background to help other students succeed....
13 January, 2020
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Orientation at OPAIC

We’re welcoming the decade’s first batch of new students to the campus this week. The students have come from as far afield as Russia, China, India, the Phi...
8 January, 2020
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Graduate address: Olha Viazenko

Student speaker Olha Viazenko told our international graduates to think of themselves as new Kiwis, at yesterday’s graduation ceremony at the Auckland Town Ha...
29 November, 2019
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Celebrating success at biggest ceremony to date

More than 300 graduates crossed the stage at OPAIC’s biggest ceremony to date at the Auckland Town Hall yesterday. Guest speaker Guy Howard-Willis told gradua...
29 November, 2019
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Students help out at Walking Stars event

OPAIC's students and staff volunteered their time to help the Cancer Society with its Walking Stars event on the weekend.  Walking Stars is a night-time walkin...
25 November, 2019
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Connecting for Success

Students received great advice on how to build their connections in New Zealand from six industry guests at last night’s BizTech Meetup: Connect for Success e...
15 November, 2019
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Management lecturers share knowledge in China

Lydia Harrell and Dani Mao from the OPAIC Applied Management Team presented at two conferences in China in mid-October. Their abstract, titled ‘A model for in...
13 November, 2019
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OPAIC lecturer takes honey business to China

OPAIC lecturer Jay Hourani was invited to a NZ Trade Mission in Chengdu and Xi’an in China recently to represent his company as part of a New Zealand trade de...
12 November, 2019
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Movember on campus

We launched Movember on campus today. Movember is all about changing the face of health. It aims to tackle cancers, mental health and suicide. Movember takes pl...
1 November, 2019
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Connecting with the Cancer Society

OPAIC staff visited the Cancer Society yesterday to establish a partnership with the not-for-profit organisation and discuss opportunities for our students to v...
1 November, 2019
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Diwali on Campus

It was great to see so many students and staff at our Diwali celebration on campus on Friday. We hope you all enjoyed the event. You can check out the photos h...
29 October, 2019
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Success Story: Abida Manzoor

Abida Manzoor faced a big cultural change when she moved to New Zealand to study, but with the help of OPAIC’s team of staff she’s excelling here. Abida say...
22 October, 2019
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Block 5 Orientation underway

We’ve got more than 115 new faces on campus this week. Academic Director, Professor Leoni Schmidt, welcomed our new students, during a day of Orientation talk...
17 October, 2019
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Boosting confidence with local experience

Management student Samuel Alonso has come away from his MediaWorks placement confident about his professional future in New Zealand. Sam says he was so keen to...
9 October, 2019
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Volunteering at the Auckland City Mission

A group of students and staff spent four hours volunteering at the Auckland City Mission on Friday. The group prepared food, served lunch to more than 120 peop...
23 September, 2019
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Success Story: Dmitrii Golyshev

Dmitrii Golyshev was struck by the friendly and relaxed nature of New Zealanders when he made the move here from Moscow. He and his family had been thinking abo...
16 September, 2019
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Fashion meets sustainability

New Zealand Fashion Week has provided our business students with the perfect opportunity to get out of the classroom and put principles of sustainability into p...
30 August, 2019
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Industry guest for Construction students

Our Construction students had the opportunity to hear from an experienced industry guest yesterday.  Red Zhou is a quantity surveyor who has been working at Ha...
29 August, 2019
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Success Story: Akshay Varasadiya

Akshay Varasadiya never considered coming to New Zealand before his friend recommended OPAIC. “He told me Otago Polytechnic is one of the best in Auckland cit...
20 August, 2019
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Welcoming our new students

Our newest students are learning about everything OPAIC has to offer at this week’s Orientation. We’re welcoming students from countries including Russia, N...
8 August, 2019
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Promoting employability thinking

OPAIC staff are getting familiar with the latest research around graduate employability through a series of interactive workshops. Senior Researcher: Learner Ca...
7 August, 2019
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Success Story: Farjana Rahman

Interning at The Peace Foundation was an eye-opener for Farjana Rahman, who now knows what she wants to do in her career. Farjana recently finished the Graduat...
6 August, 2019
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Incorporating culture into teaching

Information Technology lecturer Dr Suhaimi (Hymie) Latif brought his cultural background into his Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education, which he recently comp...
18 July, 2019
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Creating learner-centred environments

Principal lecturer Dr Indrapriya (Indra) Kularatne undertook the Graduate Diploma in Tertiary Education to gain theoretical and practical knowledge in the field...
17 July, 2019
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Success Story: Fabianna Cinelli Maroni

Recent graduate Fabianna Cinelli got great work experience interning at a top hotel chain in Auckland, during her time at OPAIC. Now she’s moved to Wellington...
16 July, 2019
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Addressing the diverse needs of learners

All of our teaching staff are experts in their fields, with academic and industry experience. Recently, many have been working to upskill themselves by completi...
15 July, 2019
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Congratulations to our graduates

A record 740 people are graduating in person from Otago Polytechnic today.More than 320 graduands took the stage for the first of two graduation ceremonies at...
14 December, 2018
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OPAIC讲师将蜂蜜业务扩展到中国

OPAIC讲师杰伊·霍拉尼(Jay Hourani)最近应邀作为新西兰贸易代表团的一员出访中国成都和西安。 杰伊是OPAIC的应用管理专...
3 December, 2017
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应用管理专业的老师们和中国同行的交流

OPAIC应用管理专业的老师Lydia Harrell和Dani Mao 10月中旬在中国的两次国际教育会议上进行了演讲和交流。 她们的“将可转移...
3 December, 2017