Lincoln University (New Zealand) is the oldest agricultural land-based university in the Southern Hemisphere, one of the eight public universities of New Zealand and one of the best small universities in the world. It is globally-ranked, 382 in QS ranking (2021), the only New Zealand university ranked in the UI Green Metric World University Rankings. Lincoln also has a QS Five Stars rating and ranks in the world’s top 100 in the subject areas of agriculture and forestry.
The University has its own picturesque and park-like 58-hectare campus located in Lincoln, about 15 km from Christchurch, Canterbury region, New Zealand. It is a multicultural campus with an international student population of 43%. The campus has modern teaching facilities, a comprehensive library, and information technology laboratories with 24-hour access.
University offers a perfect balance of experience and future-focus, with a range of specialist areas, from business to landscape architecture and focuses on agriculture, food and the whole value chain (including the environment, sustainable development, production, processing, supply chain, marketing, trade, and the end-user). Most programs include practical work experience.
University also proposes online/remote learning studies. University offers different qualifications from certificate level through to PhD. Teaching and research covers all activity associated with the land-based sectors to meet the needs of not only New Zealand, but also the world.
University has a strong connection with industry, government, community groups. Research Institutes and other research networks help overcome the challenges facing land-based sectors. It responds to the nation’s need for greater innovation, productivity, resilience and sustainability.
Lincoln is committed to providing students with a world-class learning experience. It received 5 stars for employability, due to the fact that graduates have a 15% higher employment rate than students from other New Zealand universities.
Studying in New Zealand’s smallest university, students get a more personal learning environment and extra face-time with lecturers: staff to student ratio is 1:12.
There are international students from more than 80 different countries. The University helps them to feel welcome by involving in a range of activities, including a detailed orientation program, financial support sessions and campus tours.
Lincoln is the only New Zealand university with two elite university alliances in natural resource management, agricultural and forestry sciences, life sciences, food science and environmental science: The Euro League of Life Sciences, and the Global Challenges University Alliance.