Otago Polytechnic


Otago Polytechnic works with professional and community organisations, and with other networks in a wide range of disciplines and industries.

We assist staff researchers and students to make a better world through:

  • understanding community needs
  • being responsive to the wicked problems of our time
  • integrating research and real world problems
  • engaging with research as a way of teaching and learning
  • working sustainably and towards sustainability
  • honouring the Treaty of Waitangi and our MoUs with Kai Tahu and Ngati Whatua
  • respecting difference in relation to gender, age, sexual preference, ethnicity and ability
  • being curious, engaged, innovative, responsive and responsible


transformation = thinking critically = working constructively