Lincoln University, located in Christchurch, is considered as a main agricultural education provider with 140 years of history. It provides a great student experience and affordable prices for its 2500 students. The university specialises in agriculture, science and business, environment and recreation. Some programmes are unique and can not be found in other education providers. The university has QS Five Stars rating.
Lincoln University's campus is situated on 50 ha of land located about 15 km outside the city of Christchurch. Lincoln remains the smallest university in New Zealand, however, as a boutique size provider, it has a wonderful sense of community. The university is proud of its ten farms, which offer hands-on experience to students and demonstrate best-practice techniques for local commercial farmers.
The main teaching and administration building – Ivey Hall, designed in the Jacobethan style – has a museum, laboratories, lecture theatre. It is also the main student residency, among all 7 halls of residency. The campus is made up of multiple buildings of different styles, created in 19-21 centuries. There are libraries, cafe and student lounge as well.
Offering diverse learning options in agriculture, horticulture, winemaking and grape-growing, business, environmental management and others, the university helps students in getting the necessary practical and theoretical knowledge to gain employment in relevant work areas. Lincoln has a higher number of academics producing world-class research than any other university in the country and cooperates with many businesses and organisations who want to utilise its considerable research expertise. The university has three faculties: Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce, Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Faculty of Environment, Society and Design. There is also University Studies and English Language Division, that offers university preparation programmes and the English language courses.