University of Otago

The University of Otago is a public university based in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand. The university accepted its first students in July 1871, making it the oldest university in New Zealand and third-oldest in Oceania.

About the University

The University of Otago is New Zealand’s very first university, having been founded in 1869. The university enjoys an excellent international reputation for its research and teaching.

Otago is among the world’s top 1 per cent of universities according to QS World University Rankings. Students can choose from more than 200 study options at undergraduate and postgraduate level covering areas such as health science, business, science, and humanities.

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