Lincoln is a globally ranked university in Aotearoa New Zealand’s spectacular South Island.
We have a proud history as a leading land-based centre of education. However, our teaching and research extends beyond agriculture, horticulture and viticulture. As the economy of Aotearoa New Zealand has grown more diverse, so have we.
Our study programmes encompass environmental management, food, wine and beer production, business, accountancy and marketing - especially in agribusiness - science, landscape architecture, property management, tourism, sport and recreation management.
Our portfolio is broad, but we’re driven by a single-minded focus: to cultivate and nourish an environmentally sustainable future for our communities, and for the generations to come.
Our vision, expressed through each of our learning and research disciplines, is to help you to grow intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially. This means nurturing you as an individual and fostering your unique vision and talents.
As a consequence of a Lincoln education, you'll be equipped to enhance people’s lives through their relationships with the land and land-based ecosystems and communities .
Ka tipu, ka rea, ka whanake ake te rākau mātauraka
Ko tōna pakiaka, he waewae haere
Ko tōna kaupapa, he takata ora
Nau mai, ki Te Whare
Wānaka o Aoraki
Plant, nurture and grow a tree of knowledge
Whose roots allow it to move freely
Whose purpose is to support healthy people
Our governing body is the Lincoln University Council. The functions, duties and powers of the Council are prescribed in the Education and Training Act 2020, sections 280, 281 and 283.
Lincoln University is led by a Senior Leadership Team under the governance of a Council.
Work at Lincoln
As the longest-running land-based university in the Southern Hemisphere, our story begins with farming, but it certainly doesn’t end there.
Lincoln University Foundation
The Lincoln University Foundation helps the University to achieve its vision of being a globally ranked, top five land-based University
The Living Laboratory concept brings together research partners and Lincoln University students to research and explore the challenges that face our world
Rankings and statistics
Lincoln University might be one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s smaller universities, but our rankings and statistics show that we are leaders in our field.
Policies and Procedures
At Lincoln University, we understand that clear, relevant, fit-for-purpose and well understood policies and procedures are our pathway to process excellence.
Lincoln University has an enviable collection of original artworks consisting of over 280 paintings, prints, sculptures and ceramics