Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand
Otago Polytechnic is a leading tertiary education institution based in the Otago region of New Zealand. It is committed to educating for sustainable practice and has four strategic goals for 2011-2013.
- To lead our sector in the achievement of educational excellence.
- To be financially sustainable.
- To achieve the highest level of confidence from our communities, anticipating and exceeding expectations, including our commitments to Kai Tahu.
- To lead our sector as a socially responsible and sustainable organisation.
All work is underpinned by the Natural Step's framework for strategic sustainable development to ensure integration through a systems approach.
Otago Polytechnic is the inaugural corporate partner of the Natural Step in New Zealand and has used the Natural Step Framework to underpin its drive to educate graduates who are sustainable practitioners across the 160 degree, diploma and certificate courses delivered.
The Centre for Sustainable Practice within the Otago Polytechnic offers specific qualifications in sustainable practice – click here for details.