Why others choose Massey University

Massey University is internationally regarded on the world-stage and we have worked with global leaders, including the World Bank and the Singapore Government, on a broad range of initiatives.

Our world-leading veterinary school

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Massey University has a long history of excellence in veterinary science. Massey was the first southern-hemisphere education provider to be accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Our students are taught by some of the world’s experts in veterinary science. Our Wildlife Centre is globally renowned for its work with endangered species.

The online Master of Veterinary Medicine (MVM) programme lets practicing veterinarians worldwide continue their education beyond their primary veterinary degree. Students learn leading global veterinary practices in a supportive, learner-focused environment using some of the latest online interactive technologies - bringing the classroom to students where ever they are in the world.

Our students say great things about our programme...

“It's fantastic to 'be there' without physically having to be there.”

“It is so great that we can learn a subject in this detail and still stay working. I am applying what I have learnt every day in general practice.”

“This has been a very rewarding year. I have been able to undertake continuing education from home, in my own time, with dedicated backup from Liz. I have learned a lot, and it has been fun.”

“The course is making use of every possible way to get the information across, and it is so appealing and enjoyable.”

 

Why the World Bank Chose Massey

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The outbreak of the H1N1 virus affected the entire world. It destroyed trade and tourism. Scared of the contagion, the world stayed home. Hence the entry of an unusual player into the field of public health: the World Bank.

The Bank decided something needed to be done about addressing potential epidemics at the source. They approached Massey University and Professor Roger Morris, who was working on avian influenza when swine flu emerged. The Bank wanted a professional organisation like Massey that could provide more epidemiological training in areas of need. Massey was asked to develop a flexible programme of study for people from a variety of cultures that encompassed the realities of working in developing countries.

The result is a joint European Union and World Bank funded, Massey-run, multi-million-dollar epidemiology education programme for South Asia-based veterinarians and public health professionals. Nearly 70 health professionals from across Asia are currently studying the programme, which combines the latest online interactive learning modules with conventionally taught short courses.

This project is an example of Massey taking on the world and making a difference.

 

Why the Singapore Government Chose Massey

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The Singapore Government selected Massey University as a partner to help increase the level of expertise in the area of Food Technology. The Bachelor of Food Technology (Honours) degree teaches students the fundamentals and application of food science, food engineering and food business in the selection, preservation, processing, packaging, distribution and use of safe, nutritious and wholesome food.

In Singapore, approved by the Ministry of Education (Singapore) under the Foreign Specialised Institution framework, the degree programme is taught by both academic staff from Massey University and Singapore Polytechnic. The programme is taught at Massey's Singapore campus located at the Singapore Polytechnic and is supported from New Zealand through online delivery and video-conferencing. The campus is well-equipped with state-of-the-art lecture theatres, laboratories and pilot plant facilities.

As a testimony to the quality of the programme, graduates of Massey University Bachelor of Food Technology (Honours) degree are highly sought after for technical and management positions in food industries throughout Asia, New Zealand, Australia and Europe.

 

Why the Royal Brunei Armed Forces Chose Massey

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In 2010, the Sultan of Brunei Darussalam, Hassanal Bolkiah, officiated at the opening ceremony of the inaugural Command and Staff Course of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF).

This 39-week course, supported through face-to-face and online delivery, aims to broaden the professional and academic knowledge of mid-career RBAF military leaders in order to prepare them for higher appointments. Successful graduates of the College are awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (Defence and Strategic Studies) which provides an excellent springboard to progress to a Masters programme in defence and security studies, or related fields.

The RBAF selected Massey University as a key partner in this strategic initiative.

Military officers from seven other regional nations are currently studying full-time alongside their counterparts from Brunei, and international participation is forecast to increase in the future.

Major Albadii, a helicopter pilot with 14 years of military service in the Royal Brunei Air Force, found the course to be both very challenging and rewarding, saying “The course has provided me with a solid foundation for strategic thinking. The final paper addressing Brunei’s Strategic Environment effectively integrates the preceding papers, while providing strategic context and relevance to students from this region.”

In the Command and Staff College environment, the students learn as much from each other as from the teaching staff. Thus, the international students provide an important contribution to the learning outcomes of the course, sharing their personal professional experiences, and offering alternative perspectives on professional and regional issues.

Major Rauf Shahzad of Pakistan has 17 years of military experience and on completion of the course expects to return home to assume command of an operational infantry battalion. He said “The course has shown us new ways of thinking. The command and operational studies will be of immediate relevance to me in my next posting, while I expect the other papers will become more relevant as I progress to more senior roles.”

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