Lincoln University began life in 1878 as a School of Agriculture. From 1896 to 1961 it taught students under the name “Canterbury Agricultural College” Students love the lifestyle that Canterbury offers while studying for their careers. It is located between mountains and sea and because of this hosts a variety of different types of wildlife and attractions. It is not uncommon to see dolphins, seals, blue penguins in addition to the rich wildlife which lives in the region. You can ski, bungee jump, hike, mountain bike, surf and paraglide while enjoying the close social life brought to you by the relatively tight knit community.
From 1961 to 1990, it was known as Lincoln College, a constituent college of the University of Canterbury, until separating and becoming it’s own University in 1990 as Lincoln University. It is the oldest agricultural teaching institution in the Southern Hemisphere.
Lincoln University has six Halls of Residence, the oldest of which is Hudson Hall, built in 1953. Colombo Hall, Lowrie Hall and Stevens Hall all opened in 1970, with Centennial Hall opening in 1978, Lincoln University’s centenary year. The newest Hall of Residence is Southland Hall, built in 1993. Lincoln University has a very social atmosphere. The University is located in a small but social town in the Selwyn district of Canterbury 20 km south of Christchurch
Well known for agribusiness, commerce and other subjects related to business, management and biological sciences. Research done at Lincoln University has a huge impact on the New Zealand farming economy. Being a scientist does not just mean being in a lab coat all day. There are also roles such as biosecurity to consider, another important aspect for New Zealand.