Ara Institute of Canterbury, Newzealand.

Ara Institute of Canterbury is an institute of technology in Canterbury, New Zealand. The institute was formed in 2016 when CPIT (Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology) and Aoraki Polytechnic merged.

Ara specialises in applied tertiary training. Subject choices include business, engineering, architecture, nursing, creative arts, hospitality, computing, science, languages, outdoor education, broadcasting and primary industries. Programmes range from Level 1 to Level 9. The institute works closely with industry to ensure students have relevant skills for employment, and have a wide range of work placement opportunities.

Each year around 19,000 students enrol at Ara, including many international students. Ara is internationally-recognised and is one of the best English language training centres in New Zealand. Over 50 countries are represented among staff and students at Ara.