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University of Otago

University of Otago

Dunedin , New Zealand | Queenstown , New Zealand
Dunedin , New Zealand | Queenstown , New Zealand
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CityCountry
DunedinNew Zealand
QueenstownNew Zealand
Rankings
Average ranking globally
# 206
Average ranking in the country
# 1
About University
University of Otago
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University of Otago

Overview:

    Established:

    1869

    Location:

    Dunedin, New Zealand

    Motto:

    Sapere Aude (Dare to be Wise)
  • Notable Achievements:

    • First university in New Zealand
    • Ranked among the top 200 universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2023)
    • Home to the world's first Department of Dentistry (1887)
    • Developed the world's first successful artificial heart transplant (1985)

Student Life:

    Extracurricular Activities:

    Over 150 student clubs and societies, including sports teams, cultural groups, and academic societies

    Sports Teams:

    40+ sports teams competing in various leagues and tournaments
  • Student Support Services:

    • Student Health and Counseling
    • Disability Information and Support
    • International Student Support
  • Campus Facilities:

    • Modern lecture theaters and laboratories
    • Extensive library system
    • Recreation center with gym, pool, and sports fields
    • Student Union building with cafes, shops, and social spaces

Academics:

  • Academic Resources:

    • 40+ departments and schools offering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees
    • Research centers and institutes in various fields
    • Extensive library collection with over 2 million volumes
  • Faculty:

    • Over 1,500 academic staff, including world-renowned researchers and industry experts
  • Teaching Methodologies:

    • Lectures, tutorials, seminars, and practical sessions
    • Emphasis on critical thinking, problem-solving, and research skills
  • Academic Support Services:

    • Academic Skills Centre
    • Writing Centre
    • Mathematics and Statistics Learning Centre
  • Unique Academic Programs or Initiatives:

    • Centre for Sustainability
    • Centre for Innovation
    • Otago Business School (ranked among the top 1% of business schools worldwide)

Top Reasons to Study Here:

    Reputation:

    Ranked among the top 200 universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2023)

    Specialized Facilities:

    State-of-the-art research facilities, including the Centre for Translational Cancer Research and the Otago Centre for Micro and Nano Imaging

    Industry Connections:

    Strong partnerships with industry leaders, providing students with internship and employment opportunities

    Notable Alumni:

    Includes Nobel laureates, Prime Ministers, and leaders in various fields

Services:

    Counseling:

    Free and confidential counseling services for students

    Health:

    Student Health and Counseling provides medical and mental health services

    Housing:

    On-campus and off-campus housing options available

    Library Resources:

    Extensive library system with over 2 million volumes, including print and electronic resources

    Technology Support:

    IT services and support for students, including computer labs and wireless internet access

    Career Development:

    Career Development Centre provides career counseling, resume writing, and job search assistance
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