Celebrating the Olympics

AUT is proudly the official university partner of the New Zealand Team competing at Paris 2024.

We have a long history of excellence in sport and recreation, and are the home of New Zealand's top sport and fitness facility, AUT Millennium, and SPRINZ, the country’s leading sports research institute.

Our School of Sport and Recreation is one of the largest in New Zealand, with programmes from certificates to doctoral degrees and over 1,000 students, including 100+ research students. Our world-class researchers work with athletes and organisations around the world to advance current practices.

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AUT holds special pre-Olympic event

AUT recently held a special pre-Olympic event to celebrate being the official uni of the New Zealand Team at Paris 2024.
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A force behind high-performance sport

Sport and recreation
With 100 days until the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, AUT is recognising the many people connected to the University who are supporting NZ’s top athletes.
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AUT remains a leading NZ sports uni

Sport and recreation
AUT has retained its position as one of the world’s leading sports universities in the latest international academic rankings.
Breakfast of Champions

Champions Breakfast at AUT Millennium

Sport and recreation
Elite athletes shared their inspirational stories at a Champions Breakfast at AUT Millennium last week, in advance of the Paris Olympics.

Behind the scenes: AUT alumni involved in the Olympics

From organising the Games to helping athletes reach their peak, many AUT graduates have been involved behind the scenes of the Olympics and Paralympics; this year and in the past.

View some of their stories below and check back later as more stories are being added.

World-leading research at SPRINZ

Based at AUT Millennium, the Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ) is New Zealand’s number one sports research institute. Its world-class laboratory facilities and international reputation attract many overseas researchers and students to New Zealand, and SPRINZ research has received funding from the Health Research Council, Sport New Zealand and the World Health Organization.


Countdown to the Paris Olympics

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AUT Millennium

AUT Millennium

AUT is the home of New Zealand’s top sport and fitness facility, AUT Millennium, which helps our communities be healthy and our top athletes become champions.


A leader in sport and recreation


AUT’s School of Sport and Recreation is ranked in the top 30 in the world, giving students access to world-class facilities, high-achieving academics and researchers, and workplace experience with the biggest names in the sport and recreation sector.


Supporting top athletes

Many elite athletes have studied at AUT over the years. To encourage them to succeed on and off the sporting stage, we help these high performance student athletes combine their sporting goals with their education, career and other life goals.