Alumni of University of Otago in America, Inc

AUOA is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that enables US-based Otago alumni to network, support each other, and contribute financially to the University of Otago to fund initiatives that help us achieve our vision.  Our organization is dedicated to supporting worldly, innovative, forward thinking, caring, and compassionate people who wish to question everything and find answers that contribute to a healthier, happier, and more peaceful world.


San Francisco ALUMNI EVENT 2018

The University of Otago Vice-Chancellor, Professor Harlene Hayne, and Mr. Neil Matheson, President of the Alumni of the University of Otago in America, Inc. invite all alumni and friends to a reception on Monday, November 5th, 2018. The Vice-Chancellor will provide an update on events at the University of Otago and AUOA will discuss recently funded projects at Otago.

When: Monday, November 5th, 2018 - 6:00–8:30pm

Where: The Omni Hotel San Francisco, 500 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94104

RSVP required by October 23rd, 2018: functions.alumni@otago.ac.nz or +64 3 471 6384

(No charge for attendance)


new auoa student awards and research funds

AUOA is very excited about two new funds that have been created to support research, education, and student development at the University of Otago.

The Sir Murray F Brennan Fund - In honor of one of our most distinguished alumni this fund will support the University of Otago rowing club and medical school students who row for the University of Otago.

Donate to the Sir Murray Brennan Fund

Karen Chelcun HDGC Fund - Karen Chelcun has very generously established this Fund to support translational cancer research with a focus on Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer.

Donate to the Karen Chelcun HDGC Research Fund


University of Otago celebrates 150 years

Key Dates and Events for 150th Anniversary (updated regularly)

The University of Otago, Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo, is New Zealand’s first and finest university. It was founded in 1869, and in 2019 the University reaches the significant milestone of becoming 150 years old.  To learn more, visit Otago's 150th Anniversary page.


university of otago foundation trust

The University of Otago Foundation Trust is committed to sustaining a culture of excellence, supporting world-class research, teaching, and scholarship across the University. By contributing to the University of Otago you become part of the tradition of philanthropy, enabling staff and students to achieve their full potential, and to make meaningful contributions to our local, national, and international communities.

View the Foundation Trust Report →