University of Otago

Coordinates: 45°51′56″S 170°30′50″E / 45.86556°S 170.51389°E / -45.86556; 170.51389
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University of Otago
Māori: Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo
MottoLatin: Sapere aude
Motto in English
Dare to be wise
ChancellorJohn Ward
Vice-ChancellorHarlene Hayne
Administrative staff
3,749 (2011)[1]
Students21,728 (2011)[1]
1,327 (2011)[1]
Location, ,
45°51′56″S 170°30′50″E / 45.86556°S 170.51389°E / -45.86556; 170.51389
ColoursBlue 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 2019.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Quick Statistics about the University of Otago".
  2. Otago, University of. "Quick statistics". Retrieved 2021-06-18.

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