University of Otago
|University of Otago|
|Māori: Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo|
|Motto||Latin: Sapere aude|
|Motto in English||Dare to be wise|
|Admin. staff||3,749 (2011)|
|Doctoral students||1,327 (2011)|
|Location||Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
|Colours||Blue and gold|
The University of Otago (Māori: 'Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo') in Dunedin is New Zealand's oldest university. Founded in 1869 the university opened in July 1871. Between 1874 and 1961 the University of Otago was a part of the University of New Zealand, and issued degrees in its name.
The University of Otago has ten libraries — seven based in Dunedin on the main university campus, the Education library in Southland, plus two medical libraries in Wellington and Christchurch. All libraries have wireless access.
The University of Otago had over 21,000 students enrolled during 2011.
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