Otago is New Zealand’s only university offering both academic excellence and outstanding student experience. Otago leads the way when it comes to world-class teaching and student lifestyle. It has an unparalleled reputation in the National Teaching Excellence Awards with seven Supreme Award wins over the past 15 years.
The university tops all of the TEC (Tertiary Education Commission) educational performance indicators for areas such as course and qualification completions, retention of students, as well as progression to higher study. Students at Otago are taught by academic staff who are dedicated to teaching, and who are internationally recognised for their research.
The research awards Otago staff have won include the Rowheath Trust Award which aims to develop research at the university as well as to provide recognition to the remarkable research performance of early career staff.
Otago is placed in the world’s top 50 Universities (QS rankings 2018) for the study of anatomy, archaeology, development studies, education, physiology, dentistry, and sports-related subjects. The university’s internationally accredited business school is an Asia-Pacific leader in education and research, and its arts and humanities are ranked in the top 100 in the world.
Otago has earned an international reputation for the quality of its research and training. It is home to 12 flagship multidisciplinary research centres and 17 research themes with particular teaching and research strengths across the areas of biomedical sciences, applied sciences, accounting and finance, clinical medicine, dentistry, earth sciences, economics, education, English language and literature, food and nutrition, law, medicine, pharmacy, philosophy, physics, psychology, public health, and tourism.