Education Sector Partners

EWBNZ originated from two student groups at Canterbury University and Auckland University, over the years we have maintained and grown strong connections with Universities around New Zealand.

University of Canterbury


Founded in 1873 by scholars from Oxford and Cambridge universities, Canterbury University moved to its current campus in Ilam in the 1970s, from what is now the Christchurch Arts centre precinct of heritage buildings. UC has a proud place in the history of Christchurch, and a vital role in the city’s future. This includes its role educating future leaders, as well as its academic and research activities.

University of Auckland

Auckland_University.pngFounded in 1883, Auckland is the country’s largest university with over 40,000 students, nearly 10,000 of whom graduate annually. The main campus is in the heart of Auckland city and we have four specialist campuses.

Massey University

Massey_University.pngMassey University has grown from a small agricultural college in Palmerston North to become New Zealand's largest residential university spread over three cities. Massey University now has three campuses in the North Island, and the highest number of extramural students.

Massey offers the only veterinary science programmes in New Zealand. Massey also offers the only Bachelor of Aviation degree in New Zealand. Massey University qualifications are recognised worldwide and several programmes have international accreditation.

From 85 students in the first year, Massey now has over 35,000 internal and extramural students.

Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

AUT_University.pngWe’re New Zealand’s newest university but our history in industry-relevant education is over 110 years old.  In 2000, the governor general, by order in council, established the Auckland University of Technology as one of the universities in New Zealand. AUT is the youngest of the eight New Zealand universities and the only one to be established since the 1960s.

Ara Institute of Canterbury

Ara_Institute_of_Canterbury.pngAra Institute of Canterbury is a vibrant and progressive tertiary institute providing world-class, tertiary-level education throughout the Canterbury and Waitaki region. Ara was created in 2016 when education providers CPIT and Aoraki Polytechnic merged, bringing together two well-established organisations and over 200 years of collective experience and success.