University of Auckland is named as runner up for Entrepreneurial University of the Year (Asia Pacific) for the Triple E Awards, and Business School Professional Teaching Fellow Peter Rachor named a finalist in the Entrepreneurial Educator of the Year (Asia Pacific) category, as well as receiving the most votes in an international people’s choice survey.
The University of Auckland is the only institute outside North America to take out a USASBE award. CIE is awarded for Entrepreneurship Education Excellence for innovation in co-curricular education, in recognition of its Summer Lab programme.
The Business School School opens a new 5G technology hub, administered by CIE. Te Ahi Hangarau offers a location to deliver curricular and co-curricular education opportunities utilising technologies including AR, VR, IoT and 3D printing.
CIE wins an award from the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centres (GCEC) for Outstanding Student Engagement and Leadership. The GCEC is a consortium of 250 leading university entrepreneurship programmes that work together to assist each other in advancing, strengthening and celebrating the role of universities in educating the entrepreneurs of tomorrow. The Student Engagement and Leadership Award was for the category of schools with more than 5,000 students. It is the first time a university from the southern hemisphere has won a GCEC award in its 20 year history.
The International Council for Small Business (ICSB) awards CIE for Entrepreneurship Education Excellence at its 65th world , held in Paris. ICSB is world’s largest international SME organisation dedicated to small business and entrepreneurship. The award was given to CIE in recognition for its Summer Lab programme – a free four week intensive entrepreneurship programme open to all current students and staff of the University of Auckland.
The University of Auckland is named Entrepreneurial University of the Year, the ultimate award at the Asia-Pacific Triple E Entrepreneurship and Engagement Excellence Awards in Higher Education. The competition received over 300 entries, with 60 finalists from 17 countries. Professor Thorsten Kliewe, Chair of ACEEU and the Triple E Awards, said “the University of Auckland is a great example on how entrepreneurship can be at the heart of a higher education institution.”
The Hynds Entrepreneurial Fellows Programme aims to embed innovation and entrepreneurship in the curricula across the University of Auckland by working with and supporting academics from all faculties.
The University of Auckland’s state-of-the-art innovation hub and maker space opens. Unleash Space was founded as a partnership between the Business School and the Faculty of Engineering. Its creation was led by the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, empowered through the support of generous donors Sir Owen G Glenn, Beca, Chau Hoi Shuen Foundation, Hynds Foundation, Li Ka-Shing Foundation and PwC. Rereata Makiha, the University of Auckland Business School Kaumatua gifts Unleash Space it’s Māori name, Kura Matahuna – The journey into the future.