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Source: Eastern Institute of Technology – Tairāwhiti

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For the last 42 years people have been reaping the rewards of a quality EIT education.

The institute is the major public tertiary education provider servicing the wider Hawke’s Bay and Tairāwhiti regions. 

EIT has campuses in Hawke’s Bay (Taradale), Tairāwhiti (Gisborne) and downtown Auckland.  Students can also start their tertiary learning close to home at learning centres located throughout Hawke’s Bay and Tairāwhiti. 

The 148 programmes offered in 2018 cover a broad range of learning areas and encompass levels 1-4 certificates, levels 5-6 diplomas, 12 bachelor degrees, five master degrees and 13 postgraduate qualifications. 

Modern trades academies based on the Hawke’s Bay and Tairāwhiti campuses help high school students as they look ahead to transitioning into tertiary education.

Attuned to the needs of the communities it serves, EIT consults local employers in developing and fine-tuning programmes that combine practical skills with a sound theory base.  Full-time, part-time and online study options provide opportunities for students to earn while they learn. 

Students are able to progress at their own pace, with entry level programmes allowing those without academic qualifications or who don’t feel ready for a higher level of study to choose an introductory pathway.   

Some 9324 students studied at EIT in 2017.   Of the 4518 EFTS (equivalent full-time students), 49 percent self-identified as Māori.  And 25 percent of Māori students studied at degree level or higher.

EIT’s staff includes six full professors, an emeritus professor, an adjunct associate professor and eight associate professors.

Fostering research excellence is an increasing important aspect of EIT activity and the Research and Innovation Centre, staffed by senior professors, was established on the Hawke’s Bay campus in 2017.  

In 2017, EIT attracted 1006 international students from 50 countries – a 26 percent increase on the previous year.