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At the University of Otago, you will have the option to study Science, Health Sciences, Humanities and Commerce. Most of you will study at the main Dunedin campus and live in one of the 15 well-appointed and friendly residential colleges, or in one of the many character-filled flats in surrounding streets. On your back doorstep you will find lecture theatres equipped with the latest technology, our award-winning library, superb study spaces, and fantastic sporting amenities, including a world-class covered stadium. Dunedin is the only true university city in New Zealand and a vibrant student community surrounds the academic hub.
We strongly encourage students to undertake postgraduate study at Otago; we have a higher proportion of PhD students than any other university in New Zealand. We also have health sciences campuses in Christchurch and Wellington, a centre in Auckland, and a small campus for the College of Education in Invercargill. We have partner universities around the world and we foster numerous student exchanges. Our researchers frequently collaborate with experts in other countries and a large proportion of our research can be brought to bear on issues facing New Zealand and other parts of the world. We work in close partnership with Ngāi Tahu, the Māori people of the South Island, and we enjoy strong links with other iwi.
We’re New Zealand’s newest university but our history in industry-relevant education is over 110 years old. We perform our teaching, research and other duties as defined under the Education Act (1989).