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Hospitality, tourism and events

Our hospitality, tourism and event management courses are world ranked and recognised globally, so you know that at AUT you learn from some of the world’s best. University rankings organisation QS has ranked our degrees as the top hospitality and leisure management programmes in New Zealand. The prestigious Shanghai Ranking places our programmes in the top 75 globally, and our tourism degrees are accredited by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Workplace experience is at the heart of our degrees, and strong links with industry mean you can choose from lots of great organisations for your work placement. You’ll also learn about real-life hospitality right here on campus in our training restaurants, making it easy for you to move from university to your future career.

A certificate or diploma will give you an introduction to your chosen subject and can prepare you for further study.

Research in hospitality, tourism and events

We believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have world-class researchers and research strengths across many fields.

More about our research

Great connections with industry

We’re proud of our strong links with top hotels, travel agencies, restaurants and national and regional tourism organisations.

More about our industry connections

Our training restaurants are open to the public

Our education facilities are among the best in Australasia. We have two first-class training restaurants: modern dining restaurant Four Seasons, and Piko Café.

CO.STARTERS Hospo Edition: get ready to create your hospitality business

CO.STARTERS Hospo Edition is a ten-week programme that equips aspiring hospitality entrepreneurs with the insights, relationships, and tools to take the next step in building a sustainable hospitality business. Join this programme for just two evenings a week for ten weeks.

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NZ chefs shine in Lyon
19 Jan, 2023
New Zealand is this month competing in two of the world's top culinary competitions in Lyon, France - the Bocuse d'Or and the International Catering Cup.
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New professors and associate professors
17 Nov, 2022
AUT is delighted to announce the promotion of 15 of its academics to the position of Professor and 30 to Associate Professor.
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Niue Language Week 2022
17 Oct, 2022
Episode 8 of AUT’s 2022 Pacific Language Week Video series – AUT Focus on Sustainability – was launched this week.
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Record ranking for AUT
12 Oct, 2022
AUT has claimed its highest-ever place among New Zealand universities in the latest global rankings.
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Fijian Language Week 2022
03 Oct, 2022
We’re pleased to launch Episode 7 of AUT’s 2022 Pacific Language Week Video series – AUT Focus on Sustainability.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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School of Hospitality and Tourism
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55 Wellesley Street East
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