New Zealand’s biggest university will be opening its doors in Auckland next year.
The new flagship campus, at the end of a major transformation of a former commercial fishing campus, will open to the public on November 1.
The university will offer degrees in the management of fisheries and the environment.
It will also offer a new undergraduate degree in marine management and fisheries management.
New Zealand’s fisheries are the most intensive in the world.
The fish and fishers are the backbone of New Zealand.
The industry is also critically important to the country’s economy.
Its estimated the country generates more than $1 trillion annually in GDP and about a third of the nation’s employment.
“The university and the industry have a deep and special relationship and the opportunity to engage in some of the most exciting and high-risk industries in New Zealand is an exciting one,” Dean of Business, Science and Industry, James Wilson, said.
University of Otago President Michael Smith said the new campus would “help transform our tertiary education and deliver a world-class university”.
“The University of Otay offers students the opportunity for an interdisciplinary education and a range of career opportunities, including working in marine science, fisheries management and conservation.”
University of Auckland’s business school will offer two degrees: marine management in the environment and fisheries education and management.
Its graduates will then be able to work for the Government, industry and the wider public sector.