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Massey University at a glance

Massey University Profile, New Zealand Massey University is New Zealand’s only truly national university, with a proud 80-year tradition of academic excellence and three campuses in the North Island and a distance learning programme that delivers university qualifications to all parts of the country.

The University is characterised by:

  • the pursuit of excellence;
  • flexibility and accessibility; and
  • an emphasis on social responsibility, innovation, collaboration and partnership;
  • close relationship with industry.

We embrace diversity, talent and performance, and provide staff and students with an extensive range of opportunities to develop intellectually, professionally and personally.

The University is committed to a holistic view of knowledge that is broad in scope, has a sound academic foundation, values a rich range of disciplines, and pursues critical questions to their core.

Campuses in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington cater for local and international students studying internally. Furthermore, approximately 20,000 New Zealand students study with Massey Extramural, the country’s leading distance education programme.

Massey University offers the broadest range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in New Zealand. Our five college structure offers more than 100 degrees, diplomas and certificates.

The University is characterized by the applied nature of many of our teaching and research programmes and by our special expertise in the areas of technology, science, applied science and business studies.

We have a proud international record of using our expertise to work with developing countries. Our focus on technology and business is also meeting new international demands. Students educated at Massey University now hold positions of seniority and responsibility throughout Asia, the Pacific, North and South America, Europe and the Middle East.

New Zealand itself is truly beautiful. New Zealand is renowned for its natural resources, its breath-taking scenery, its peacefulness, and the friendliness and hospitality of its people. The country is conveniently close to Asia, Australia and the South Pacific and has a reputation for being a safe and relaxing environment to live in.