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Southern Institute of Technology
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Southern Institute of Technology

Invercargill , New Zealand
Invercargill , New Zealand
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Southern Institute of Technology
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Southern Institute of Technology

Overview:

  • Significant Milestones:

    • Established in 1971 as Invercargill Technical College
    • Renamed Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) in 1994
    • Became a Crown Entity in 2007
  • Notable Achievements:

    • Ranked in the top 10% of New Zealand universities and polytechnics for research quality (2018 Performance-Based Research Fund)
    • Awarded the Prime Minister's Education Excellence Award for Tertiary Teaching Excellence (2019)
    • Recognized for its innovative teaching and learning practices, including the use of virtual reality and augmented reality

Student Life:

  • Extracurricular Activities:

    • Over 50 student clubs and societies, including sports, cultural, and academic groups
  • Sports Teams:

    • Competes in the New Zealand University and Polytechnic Sports Association (NZUPSA)
    • Offers a range of sports, including rugby, netball, basketball, and soccer
  • Student Support Services:

    • Academic support, including tutoring and writing assistance
    • Counseling and mental health services
    • Disability support
  • Campus Facilities:

    • Modern campus with state-of-the-art facilities
    • Library with over 100,000 resources
    • Student lounge and common areas
    • On-campus accommodation

Academics:

  • Academic Resources:

    • Over 100 programs of study, including certificates, diplomas, degrees, and postgraduate qualifications
    • Specialized facilities for trades, engineering, health, and hospitality
  • Faculty:

    • Experienced and qualified faculty with industry experience
    • Strong research focus, with over 100 active research projects
  • Teaching Methodologies:

    • Focus on practical, hands-on learning
    • Use of innovative technologies, such as virtual reality and augmented reality
  • Academic Support Services:

    • Academic advising and mentoring
    • Learning support for students with disabilities
    • English language support for international students
  • Unique Academic Programs or Initiatives:

    • Bachelor of Applied Science in Adventure Tourism
    • Diploma in Applied Artificial Intelligence
    • Master of Applied Practice in Health

Top Reasons to Study Here:

    Reputation:

    Ranked among the top universities and polytechnics in New Zealand

    Specialized Facilities:

    State-of-the-art facilities for trades, engineering, health, and hospitality

    Industry Connections:

    Strong partnerships with local and international businesses

    Notable Alumni:

    Graduates have gone on to successful careers in various industries, including engineering, health, and tourism

    Beautiful Location:

    Campus is located in Invercargill, a vibrant city surrounded by stunning natural landscapes

Services:

    Counseling:

    Free and confidential counseling services for students

    Health:

    On-campus health center with a nurse and doctor

    Housing:

    On-campus accommodation available for domestic and international students

    Library Resources:

    Over 100,000 resources, including books, journals, and databases

    Technology Support:

    IT support and access to computer labs

    Career Development:

    Career counseling, resume writing, and job search assistance
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