University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Dunedin, New Zealand


History, Affiliations and Rankings

Founded in 1869, the University of Otago is New Zealand's oldest university. Before being moved to the northern parts of the Geology Buildings and the Clocktower, the university was started on the site of John Wickliffe House in Princes Street. The university was set up by the University of Otago Ordinance of the Provincial Council in 1869. Otago is known as the number 1 university for educational performance. It has an unmatched record in the National Teaching Excellence Awards. It also has the highest possible rating in the QS global university performance ratings of 5 Stars Plus. 

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses

The University of Otago campus is located right in the centre of Dunedin, which is a city with a wide array of social, sporting and cultural opportunities. The university has a total of five campuses across New Zealand, namely, Dunedin, Southland, Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch. At Otago, the University Union is the heart of social life on campus along with facilities like bar and restaurant, food court cafe, and a clothing and gift shop. The University of Otago offers a number of Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral programmes in the diverse fields of Musical Arts, Social Work, Politics, Theology, Business, Science, etc. 

Accomplishments & Alumni 

The University of Otago is awarded with the highest international ranking for excellence and quality. It is, in fact, one of the seven members of the Matariki Network of Universities. The university has over 100,000 notable alumni in more than 140 countries. Otago graduates have taken their place in the world by committing themselves to their area of work and being passionate about what they do. From authors to an award-winning conductor, the alumni of Otago are known for standing out in their respective fields.

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies

Ranked 151st on the 2018 QS World University Ranking, the University of Otago is home to over 2,500 international students from more than 100 countries. It welcomes all kinds of ethnicities and cultures and people of any and every race and nationality that constitute 85% of the university’s student population. 95% of the Otago’s graduates are given preference by employers for their extraordinary negotiating and interpersonal skills and independent judgement.

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362 Leith Street, North Dunedin, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand | +64 3 479 6832 |

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