Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology

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Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology
Te Mātāpuna o te Mātauraka
Former names
Christchurch Technical College
Type Public
Active 1906–2016 (merger)
Students 5,952 EFTS (2012)[1]
Location Christchurch, New Zealand
43°32′18″S 172°38′35″E / 43.538259°S 172.643189°E / -43.538259; 172.643189Coordinates: 43°32′18″S 172°38′35″E / 43.538259°S 172.643189°E / -43.538259; 172.643189
Campus Urban
Website www.cpit.ac.nz
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The Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT), formerly the Christchurch Technical College, was an institute of technology in Christchurch, New Zealand.[2] It provided full- and part-time education in technologies and trades. CPIT had a student population from more than 50 countries. Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) was the largest Institute of Applied Sciences in the South Island (25,000 students) and one of the leading institutions of its kind in the country.

CPIT was the largest polytechnic and institute of technology in the South Island.

In New Zealand's ranking, the Performance Based Research Fund, based on the scientific output of all employees, CPIT ranked 4th among all institutes of technologies in New Zealand. CPIT offered a comprehensive range of programmes, which covered almost all subject areas. CPIT specialised in Music Arts, Visual Art & Design, Nursing, Applied Management (Business), Engineering, Applied Science, Education, Information Technology, and Architecture.

CPIT hosted New Zealand's only school for radio journalism and communication, the School of Broadcasting. Because of its unique character it had only limited capacity for international students. At the start of 2016, CPIT and Aoraki Polytechnic merged to create the biggest polytechnic in the South Island of New Zealand. In March 2016, CPIT renamed to Ara Institute of Canterbury.

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CPIT had a centrally located campus within the CBD on Madras Street (Madras Street Campus) just to the south of Cathedral Square in Christchurch, New Zealand. The city campus was located five minutes walk from the city centre. The majority of programmes were taught here. CPIT's Sullivan Avenue campus (CPIT Trades Campus) was on the corner of Sullivan Avenue and Ensors Road Opawa, in southeast Christchurch. The city campus was about 5 miles away from the beaches of New Brighton and Sumner. Christchurch is located on the South Island of New Zealand in the Canterbury region, which is famous for its geographical variety.

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