University of Otago is a public university situated in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand. It was founded in 1869 by the order of Otago Provincial Council. It became the oldest university in the country and third oldest university in Oceania by enrolling its first student in 1871.
University of Canterbury (UC) is a public university located in Christchurch, New Zealand. Established in 1873, as a Canterbury College, UC is the country’s second oldest university. In 1933, its name had changed to Canterbury University College. Finally, it got the current name in 1957.
Lincoln University, a public university located in Lincoln, New Zealand, was established in 1990. Before 1990, it was known as Lincoln College, a part of the University of Canterbury. In 2011, Lincoln University was merged with Telford Rural Polytechnic.
Massey University, established in 1927, is a public university located in Palmerston North in New Zealand. The university is listed in the top 3% of universities worldwide. Massey’s Agriculture programs are ranked in 19th position in QS worldwide universities subject rankings.
Auckland University of Technology, shortly named as AUT, is a second largest university in New Zealand. The university was founded in 1895 as Auckland Technical School. In 1906, the name had been changed to Auckland Technical College.
Victoria University of Wellington is a public research university located in Wellington, New Zealand. When founded in 1897, the university was a part of the University of New Zealand. It was named after Queen Victoria and name was chosen to mark the 60th anniversary of Queen’s coronation.