Lincoln University

Lincoln University is New Zealand’s specialist land-based university. Located on the Canterbury Plains on the east coast of the South Island, Lincoln was the Southern Hemisphere’s first dedicated agricultural college back in 1878 before becoming a university in 1990.

Over the past 135 years Lincoln has developed a deep understanding of the business and science behind the key sectors that sit at the very heart of the New Zealand economy. This has in turn resulted in an established national and international reputation, both for the quality of its applied teaching and the contribution of its research, thanks to highly skilled and committed staff.

We are uniquely positioned to work alongside industry, the community, and people from around the globe, to answer the global challenges facing the world today. That is why we have a mission to help: feed the world, protect the future and live well.

To do this, as well as a systems approach to teaching and research, the University has a strong applied focus. Nowhere is this more obvious, perhaps, than at the Telford campus at Balclutha, which has been providing hands-on ‘behind the farm gate’ training for more than 45 years, either on campus or by correspondence.

From the ‘grass roots’, hands-on certificates and diplomas, to the bachelors, master’s and PhD degrees in such fields as agricultural science, environmental management, viticulture, biosecurity, supply-chain management, or agribusiness and food marketing, property and tourism, Lincoln University specialises in the entire value-chain.


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