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Lincoln University

Lincoln University

Lincoln University

Founded in 1878 as a School of Agriculture, Lincoln University is the third oldest university in New Zealand, and it is the longest-running agriculturally-based university in the Southern Hemisphere. Lincoln University can offer a perfect balance of credibility, experience and future-focus with the range of specialised areas, which include agriculture, horticulture, winemaking and grape-growing, business, property and valuation, environmental management, tourism, sport and recreation and landscape architecture. It is New Zealand’s smallest university and that provides a big advantage. Students enjoy a more personal learning environment and extra face-time with lecturers. Teaching and research of Lincoln University is delivered by three faculties and one division: Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce, Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Faculty of Environment, Society and Design and University Studies and English Language Division.


● For 2018/19 Lincoln's ranking is 317 in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. Lincoln also has QS Five Stars rating. Lincoln ranks in the top 50 in the subject areas of Agriculture and Forestry (44).

● Reinforcing the international standing, Lincoln University is a partner member of the Euroleague for Life Sciences (ELLS) and the Global Challenges University Alliance. The focus of ELLS is on joint teaching and learning, student and staff mobility, and quality assurance with regards to master’s and PhD programmes. The Global Challenges University Alliance gathers the top universities on every continent around issues of food security, bio-energy, sustainable urban development and climate.

● Lincoln University also has partnership agreements with renowned universities in Canada, Denmark, USA, UK, Norway and Sweden.

● Students in Lincoln University come from a wide range of backgrounds, making for a diverse campus with many different perspectives on how to best manage our ecosystems.

● Staff are always available to talk to students. They pride themselves on their open door policy, and this extra support enhances learning.

● International reputation of Lincoln University is strong, and it is recognised by institutions around the world as an outstanding small university that delivers results.

● Lincoln University offers students the skills they need to achieve their study goals. The vast majority of bachelor-level students successfully complete their courses.

● Applied programmes prepare students for successful careers. Lincoln University alumni have a 15% higher employment rate than graduates from other New Zealand universities.


The Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce emphasizes knowledge creation to develop outstanding graduates who can increase productivity, commercialisation and sustainability in their workplace environment. The faculty provides quality teaching, research and professional services in these key areas of accounting, agribusiness, business management, business law, economics, forestry economics, farm management, finance, horticultural management, hotel and tourism management, international rural development, marketing, supply chain management, property and valuation. Qualifications are available at all levels, from undergraduate diplomas to PhDs.

The Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences provides the foundation of knowledge for land-based, sustainable production. It delivers research and teaching in agronomy and plant science, biochemistry and cell biology, ecology and conservation, food science, microbiology, nutrition and health, plant pathology, soil and physical sciences, statistics and computational modelling, toxicology, viticulture and oenology. Faculty staff are involved in a large number of academic programmes from undergraduate certificates and diplomas, through to undergraduate degrees and postgraduate programmes.

The Faculty of Environment, Society and Design teaches a wide range of disciplines, including environmental management, landscape architecture and tourism. The Faculty’s role is to support and enable communities in New Zealand and internationally to meet the environmental, social and political changes of the 21st century.

The University Studies and English Language Division runs two programmes. The programmes offer students who have narrowly missed out on gaining a tertiary entrance qualification the opportunity to study at Lincoln University; and teaching English language to students who need to improve their English language and/or study skills.


Lincoln University: Lincoln 7647, Canterbury, New Zealand