Unitech Institute of Tehnology - New Zealand: Unitech Institute of Tehnology - New Zealand has been a leader in applied tertiary education for almost 30 years. From small beginnings we have evolved into a dynamic and innovative institution that blends the academic rigour of a university with the practical orientation of a polytechnic.
In 1976, the Carrington Technical Institute, as we were then known, enrolled its first students - 200 full-time and 300 part-time students. The name "Carrington" was derived from the name of the boundary road and was used to honour a pioneer surveyor general in New Zealand, Frederick Carrington.
In 1987, we became known as Carrington Polytechnic (accreditation number 6004, effective from 1 February 2004). The name change helped describe and classify our style of education. By then we had already grown considerably and by 1992, after we had purchased adjacent hospital land and buildings, our campus spread over 55 hectares.
In 1994, Carrington Polytechnic became the Unitec Institute of Technology. This change highlighted the "best of both worlds" found on campus - the mix of the best attributes of a university with those of a polytechnic, a mix we are still proud of today.
In 2001, we opened a second campus in Henderson, West Auckland, and in 2004 we became known as Unitec New Zealand.
In 2006, the Waitakere campus opened its new state-of-the-art learning centre and library, followed by the arrival of our North Shore campus in Takapuna in 2008 and the Newmarket campus in 2009.
Today, over 23,000 students from more than 80 countries choose to study at Unitec's three campuses because our programmes deliver a high level of real experience.
We offer a wide range of qualifications, from certificates and diplomas to degrees and doctorates. And because we understand that our students have commitments outside of study, we offer both full-time and part-time study options.
At Unitec, we educate people for work, we educate people in work, and we ensure that the skills and attributes of our graduates are recognised and respected both in New Zealand and around the world.