The University of Otago is the oldest university in New Zealand, accepting its first students back to 1871. The grounds comprises of several grand 19th century neo-gothic structures, formed of contrasting dark basalt and light Oamaru stones.
The architectural grandeur and accompanying gardens of Otago University led to it being ranked as one of the world’s most beautiful universities. The Clocktower building is a Dunedin landmark.
The university grant degrees in broadly over divisions in Humanities, Health Sciences, Sciences and Business. The Medical School (founded 1875) is one of only two medical schools in New Zealand and it’s the only university in the country to offer training in Dentistry.
Otago was the first university in Australasia to permit women to take a law degree dating back to 1897. It scores highly for research quality, and is second in New Zealand only to the University of Auckland in the number of A-rated academic researchers it employs.
The oldest and most beautiful university in New Zealand.
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