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Te Whare Wānaka o Aoraki
                                        Lincoln University

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A place to grow

Main campus: Te Waihora (Lincoln, Christchurch)

Lincoln is New Zealand’s only land-based university and exists to conduct world-class research and education to grow the knowledge of its students and help shape a world that benefits from a greater understanding of the relationships between land, food and ecosystems.

We believe great learning and growth are realised through generating impactful applied research, delivering industry-leading study programmes, offering state-of-the-art modern learning environments and cultivating deep global connections, collaborations and partnerships to ensure what we teach is relevant today and tomorrow.

Situated in Lincoln, Christchurch, our Te Waihora campus comprises 58 hectares of picturesque park-like grounds, surrounded by a further 447 hectares of commercial and demonstration farmland used for education and research purposes. 

Our students are at the heart of all we do and our campus is celebrated for delivering an exceptional student experience. We aim to equip every student with a strong foundation for lifelong learning, positioning them for career success and making an impact in the land-based sector.


Faculties and division

Ākonga Māori


Nau mai, tauti mai ki Te Whare Wānaka o Aoraki.

Lincoln is the first university to promote and commit to the consistent use of the Kāi Tahu dialect, as well as celebrate whānau, hapū and iwi mahika kai practices, research and innovation. 

The university is committed to helping to develop the next generation of Māori leaders by offering industry-relevant, career-orientated programmes.

Lincoln has a comprehensive Māori Plan that seeks to enhance engagement with Māori communities to support student and staff aspirations, develop a culture of leadership among students and staff, develop a bicultural campus, contribute to the achievement of Māori research and learning outcomes and support and contribute to the Māori economy.

Te Awhioraki is an association that represents all Māori students on campus and is managed and run by Māori students themselves. It provides social, cultural and academic support to students and organises social events, wānaka and workshops.

Website key word search: Māori students

Student numbers

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2021 data. Source: Ministry of Education. Custom data for Universities New Zealand (extracted 13 April 2022). Numbers have been rounded for confidentiality reasons.

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Pacific students


Kia orana, Tālofa lava, Mālō e lelei, Ni Sa Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Tālofa nī, Fakatalofa atu, Halo oloketa.

Lincoln University has a longstanding association with the Pacific region and its communities, and aims to contribute to the educational and economic aspirations of Pacific people both within New Zealand and in the wider Pacific region.

Pacific students are able to engage in cultural, sporting and social activities on campus supported by the Pasifika Support Coordinator and Te Manutaki – the Māori and Pasifika Team and our Pacific Islands Student Association (LUPISA).

Website key word search: Pasifika students

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