Who We Are

Our history as a specialist land-based university spans more than 140 years.

Today we are a close-knit community – a whānau of around 3,000 students – supported by a committed team of academics, lecturers, researchers, care providers and acknowledged wellbeing experts. As a Lincoln student, you will find that our campus is always changing and evolving to meet your needs.  

Our physical spaces – including a comprehensive library, leading-edge information technology laboratories and cafés, plus world-class sporting facilities and a fully equipped fitness centre – are matched by equally future-focused online learning resources. 

The entire Lincoln whānau is focused on assisting and guiding you to make the most of your university experience, so that you will go on to make the most of your ambitions. As your needs evolve and grow in a changing world, so do we.

We’re supported throughout this journey by our vision and values. 

Our vision

Our vision is to be a globally-ranked, top-five land-based university, unlocking the power of the land to enhance lives and grow the future. 

The values that guide us

Students at our core: Students are our reason for being

Leadership: We take responsibility as leaders at all levels

Innovation: We encourage innovation through collaboration and partnerships

Integrity: We are committed to doing the right thing in a reliable way

These four core values are aligned to our Māori Strategy: Manaakitaka; Wairuataka; Whanaukataka; Rakatirataka; Kaitiakitaka; Tohatoha. This reflects what is important to us as a university, giving meaning to our purpose and helping to guide interactions with one another as staff members and with our students and stakeholders.

Each value is underpinned by a set of guiding behaviours, helping to convey the university’s spirit and character – our culture.