SPRINZ is based at AUT Millennium, which is committed to providing a world-class environment for high performance sports training, community sport, health and wellbeing and related research and education. AUT Millennium is also the home of High Performance Sport New Zealand.

Many of the SPRINZ postgraduate students are involved with sport and medical organisations based at AUT Millennium and carry out their research in the SPRINZ laboratories.

With industry, postgraduate students and AUT researchers all based within the same facility, the environment encourages the sharing of innovative ideas and thinking.

Enabling diversity in research

As AUT Millennium attracts a diverse sample of the community - including regional and national sport organisations, athletes and community, all training in the same place - AUT SPRINZ researchers have access to elite and semi-elite athletes, developmental athletes, as well as a wide range of gym users of all ages and abilities.

Strong industry links

Industry engagement is a strength for SPRINZ, with approximately 120 international collaborations in 25 countries and global partnerships in a number of countries including the US, Australia, UK, Malaysia and Germany. Within New Zealand, SPRINZ has over 60 collaborations.

Each year, SPRINZ receives industry-funded scholarships, with many of our postgraduate students and staff working on collaborative research with our industry partners

Key partnerships for SPRINZ

New Zealand industry partners include :

  • Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC)
  • Air New Zealand
  • Aktive Sport and Recreation
  • Auckland Council
  • AUT Millennium
  • Counties Manukau Sport
  • Department of Conservation
  • Drug Free Sport New Zealand
  • High Performance Sport New Zealand
  • Hilary Outdoors
  • Housing New Zealand
  • Netball New Zealand
  • New Zealand Cricket
  • New Zealand Defence Force
  • New Zealand Football
  • New Zealand Hockey
  • New Zealand Rugby
  • New Zealand Rugby League
  • Para Olympics New Zealand
  • Rowing New Zealand
  • Sport New Zealand
  • Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy New Zealand
  • Tennis New Zealand
  • The Athlete Factory

International partnerships include:

Formal university partnerships include

  • Cardiff Metropolitan University, Wales
  • German Sport University, Germany
  • Swansea University, Wales
  • Victoria University, Melbourne

Our strengths

  • Internationally renowned research areas
  • Breadth and depth of research expertise
  • Academic staff who are thought leaders in their field
  • Emphasis on the student journey, including opportunities to collaborate with industry
  • Strong industry engagement
  • Focus on health, wellbeing, physical performance and long-term athletic development
  • Vast international network
  • Applied focus
  • Access to innovative facilities

AUT Millennium

SPRINZ is based at AUT Millennium, which is co-owned by AUT and the Millennium Institute of Sport and Health. AUT Millennium is also the home of High Performance Sport New Zealand, the national training facility in Auckland.

AUT Millennium website