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To define the future of our nation and to take the best of New Zealand to the rest of the world.
Massey University began as Massey Agricultural College in 1927, located in Palmerston North in the middle of New Zealand's North Island. In 1964 it became a university; 2014 marked its 50th jubilee.
Today the University has major campuses in Palmerston North, Albany (Auckland) and Wellington. Through distance education, students can study anywhere in New Zealand and around the world. Agriculture is now part of the College of Sciences, which sits alongside the Colleges of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health and Creative Arts.
Our record of achievement means that Massey University is consistently ranked in the top three percent of universities in the world. In signature areas such as Accounting and Finance, Agriculture, Aviation, Biological Sciences, Communication and Media Studies, Computer Science and Information Systems, Design and Visual Arts, Economics, Education, Environmental Sciences, Food Technology, Management, Mathematics, Nursing, Psychology, Public Health, Statistics, Geography, Sociology and Veterinary Science it is world leading.
Throughout its history, Massey University has embraced change both within the institution and in the wider world. We have established a reputation as a bold, innovative "can do" university that seeks to have positive impacts on the communities it serves. We are building on our traditional strengths as well as the new and diverse activities that advance New Zealand's contribution to the "big problems" of our time.
We believe that now, more than ever, Massey University has an important role to play. New Zealand and the global community face what might be described as "new times". The scale of economic, technological, scientific, environmental, social, cultural and political change is enormous. These changes need to be understood and responded to in ways that will ensure "new times" mean "better times".
It is for this reason that we talk about "shaping the nation and taking the best of New Zealand to the world". We aim to make a difference.
This ambition has been captured by the seven big goals that lie at the heart of Massey University's Road to 2025 strategy:
As we enter the next phase of our history, we would describe ourselves as an innovative, self-reliant, outward-facing institution committed to defining our own future. Our distinctive programme of research and teaching, combined with our focus on engaging with the New Zealand community, makes us the nation's most relevant university. Our commitment to addressing the changing times in which we live makes us globally significant.
|1. Research and Enterprise||Te Rangahau me te Umanga|
|To promote the highest standards of research and scholarship, to be a world leader in our areas of specialisation, and support active engagement with and participation in knowledge exchange to ensure that the intellectual capital we generate is used to best advantage.||Kia kounga rawa atu te mahi rangahau me te pūwānanga, kia tū hei kaiarataki matua mō tā mātou e matatau ai me te tautoko I te whakawhiti mātauranga e hua mai ai ko ōna painga.|
|2. Teaching and Learning||Te Whakaako me te Ako|
|To ensure an exceptional and distinctive learning experience at Massey for all students.||Kia kounga, kia motuhake hoki te wheako o ngā ākonga katoa ki Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa.|
|3. Connections||Te Kōtuitui|
|To strengthen our connections with tangata whenua and local, national and international partners and stakeholders, creating mutual benefits.||Kia kaha ake te tūhono ki ngā iwi, ki ngā hoa mahi, ā-rohe, ā-motu, o te ao whānui hoki, kia tipu tahi ai ngā painga.|
|4. Internationalisation||Te Ao Whānui|
|To extend our reach so that we operate worldwide as New Zealand's defining international university.||Kia whātoro atu ngā ringaringa a Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa ki te ao whānui hei kanohi mō Aotearoa.|
|5. Responsibility||Te Aronga Manaakitanga|
|To enhance our reputation as New Zealand's defining university by contributing to an understanding of - and providing innovative responses to - the social, economic, cultural and environmental issues including those that affect tangata whenua.||Kia hāpaitia te mana o Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa hei kanohi mō Aotearoa mā te hihiri o te whakaaro ki ngā take pāpori, ohaoha, ahurea, taiao, tae atu hoki ki ērā ka pā atu ki ngā tangata whenua o te motu.|
|6. Generating Income||Te Whakatipu Rawa|
|To significantly increase our income and improve our financial position to allow for more investment to enable the University to achieve its goals.||Kia kaha te whakatipu rawa me te whakapai ake i te tahua e whakangao ai te whare wānanga kia whakatutuki wawata.|
|7. Enabling Excellence||Kia Tuawhiti|
|To provide the best working and academic environment for our staff and students.||Kia noho te whare hei whare whakahira mō ā mātou kaimahi me ngā ākonga.|
Massey University is also committed to Health and Safety and will provide the very best healthy and safe, working and learning environment for our staff and students.
Massey University is committed to the principles of environmental responsibility and sustainable resource management at local, national and international levels. It will meet this commitment through community involvement and leadership in education, research and sustainable management practices.
The Massey University Environmental Policy translates the above statement into the following general concepts of environmental responsibility for the University:
The above principles define the general concept of environmental sustainability for the University. They also identify the context for three specific areas of responsibility:
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Last updated on Tuesday 20 December 2016