Lincoln University

The University of Lincoln is a public research university in Lincoln, England, with origins back to 1861. It gained university status in 1992 and its present name and structure in 2001

About the University

Lincoln University is one of the eight government universities in New Zealand. Established in 1878, it is governed by the Lincoln University Council.

Based in Canterbury, in the South Island of New Zealand, Lincoln offers a unique experience, a perfect balance of student and academic life and a host of recreation activities around the region.

The institution is rated the 12th best small university in the world by the QS World University Rankings 2017/18. It is home to a diverse group of nearly 3,500 students who come from more than 60 different countries around the world.

Lincoln graduates have a 15% higher employment rate than those from other New Zealand universities and the number of students graduating from Lincoln is higher than the national average.

Students can choose from a wide range of specialist courses from three faculties and one division – the Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce; the Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences; the Faculty of Environment, Society and Design; and the University Studies and English Language Division.

Lincoln has dedicated itself towards undertaking meaningful research that makes a globally positive impact. Its sustainable approach and commitment towards handling climate change issues have attracted the many postgraduate students studying at the institution.

The University also engages in other land-based research and hosts a range of research centres, including Food Research and Innovation; Land, Environment and People; Wildlife Management and Conservation; and Soil and Environmental Research.

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