Life at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute

Life at ABI is a healthy balance of academic training, outreach activities and engaging social events.

Individual research project

Each student has an individual research project, supervised by a main supervisor and at least one other co-supervisor, often from a complementary field of expertise. Research programmes are overseen by an advisory committee. All students are members of at least one research group and have regular meetings with their supervisors and colleagues to discuss progress.
PhD and masters research projects
ABI research groups

ABI Research Forum

This forum showcases the ongoing work at ABI and is an opportunity for attendees to explore the diverse research at the Institute.

Attending conferences

During their study, students will usually have the opportunity to attend international conferences. This is a good to chance to keep up to date with the developments in your field and grow your network.

ABI seminars

Regular seminars with speakers both internal and external present on research topics that are open to staff and students. 

Social activities

Our social committee organises a variety of sporting activities such as touch rugby, badminton, basketball and indoor football.

Students and staff also get together every Friday evening to unwind, and take part in other activities such as Christmas barbecues.


Find out about upcoming events hosted by, or related to the Auckland Bioengineering Institute.
Browse events

Meet our graduates

Meet some of our recent PhD and Masters graduates and hear what they say about studying at our world-renowned research institute.
Read Graduation stories

Meet our staff

Find out more about our multi-disciplinary team at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute.
Meet our staff

Advice and support

We welcome enquiries from students interested in pursuing graduate research with us, and accept applications for our graduate programme at any time of the year.
Contact us