Lincoln University (New Zealand)
|Motto||Scientia et industria cum probitate (Science and industry with integrity)|
|Vice-Chancellor||Dr John Hay (interim)|
|Students||4500 (2013) |
|Location||Lincoln, New Zealand|
Lincoln University (Māori: Te Whare Wanaka o Aoraki) is a New Zealand university that was formed in 1990 when Lincoln College, Canterbury was made independent of the University of Canterbury. Its undergraduate study areas include agriculture, commerce, computing, engineering, environment, food, forestry, horticulture, hospitality, landscape, Māori planning, property, recreation, sciences, transport and winemaking.
Lincoln University has a student population from more than 60 countries. Its primary campus is situated on 50 hectares (123 acres) of land located about 15 km (9 mi) outside the city of Christchurch in Lincoln, Canterbury.
Lincoln University began life in 1878 as a School of Agriculture. From 1896 to 1961 it served students under the name "Canterbury Agricultural College", and offered qualifications of the University of New Zealand until that institution's demise. From 1961 to 1990, it was known as Lincoln College, a constituent college of the University of Canterbury, until achieving autonomy in 1990 as Lincoln University. It is the oldest agricultural teaching institution in the Southern Hemisphere. It remains the smallest university in New Zealand and one of the 8 government universities.
On 18 November 2010, after a period of consultation, it was confirmed that a merger between Lincoln University and Telford Rural Polytechnic would go ahead, with the merger taking effect on 1 January 2011.
Lincoln University Students' Association also referred to as LUSA has been active on campus since 1919. LUSA acts as a representative for students on university policy, as well as providing advocacy services to students and running campus events such as the annual Garden Party and O-Week.
LUSA is central in organising, supporting and funding the clubs on campus. These clubs include but are not limited to Wine Appreciation Club, LSD (Lincoln Snowboarding Department), Alpine Club, LEO (Lincoln Environmental Organisation), Food Appreciation Club, The Lincoln University Campus Choir, Bunch Rides (cycling), Lincoln University Rugby Club, Lincoln Malaysian Students Society (LMSS), International Rugby Club, UniQ (lesbian, gay and transgender students on campus), Boxing Club, Young Farmers Club, and Lincoln Christian Fellowship.
Halls of Residence
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.
- Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce: accounting, business management, economics, finance, marketing and property studies.
- Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences: animal science, farm management, horticultural management, systems biology, computational modelling, food and wine science, entomology; plant pathology and crop protection; ecology, conservation and wildlife management; evolution, molecular genetics and biodiversity.
- Faculty of Environment, Society and Design: natural resources and complex systems engineering, environmental design, resource planning, transport studies, landscape architecture, Māori and indigenous planning and development, recreation management, social sciences, tourism, communication and exercise science.
Research at Lincoln
The NZ Tertiary Education Commission's first Performance Based Research Fund ranking exercise in 2003—equivalent to the UK's RAE—ranked the quality of Lincoln University's research at sixth place. It also received highest percentage increase in research funding.
- Richie McCaw - All Blacks Captain
- Sam Whitelock - All Black
- Andy Ellis - All Black
- Maggie Barry - current National MP
- Col Campbell (1933–2012), TV/radio presenter
- Turi Carroll - President of NZ Maori Council
- David Carter (born 1952), current National MP
- Andy Dalton - All Black
- Robbie Deans - Wallabies coach
- Jonathan Elworthy (1936–2005), former National MP
- John Hayes (born 1948), former diplomat and current National MP
- Rodney Hide (born 1956), former ACT MP
- Mark Inglis - mountaineer
- Annabel Langbein - cook and author
- Don McKinnon (born 1939), former National MP
- Toni Street - television host
- Reuben Thorne - All Black Captain
- Charles Upham - VC & Bar
- Wilson Whineray - All Black Captain
- Alfred Jabu - Deputy Chief Minister of Sarawak
- Allan Hubbard - businessman
- Sir Bob Charles - professional golfer
- Helen Hughes - economist
- Margaret Austin - former politician
- Mike Moore - New Zealand politician and former Director-General of the World Trade Organization
- Sir Peter Elworthy - former head of Federated Farmers
- Sir Tim Wallace - founder of Warbirds over Wanaka airshow
- Sir Tipene O'Regan - former director of the Ngāi Tahu Maori Trust Board
- Vicki Buck - former mayor of Christchurch and businesswoman
- Sir Ronald Trotter - businessman
Rhodes Scholars from Lincoln
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- "Lincoln-Telford merger consultation document" (PDF). Lincon.ac.nz. 20 August 2010. Retrieved 2015-05-22.
- "Lincoln-Telford media release" (PDF). 18 November 2010. Retrieved 2015-05-22.
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- Lincoln University Students' Association. "A Brief History of LUSA". Archived from the original on 27 March 2009.
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- Gustafson 1986, p. 309.
- Gustafson 1986, p. 330.
- Gustafson, Barry (1986). The First 50 Years : A History of the New Zealand National Party. Auckland: Reed Methuen. ISBN 0-474-00177-6.
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