Massey University Information
Massey University is one of the largest public universities in New Zealand, and the only one in the country which offers degrees in veterinary medicine, dispute resolution, and aviation.
It was established in 1879 as an institution for higher education in the field of agriculture.
The institution was established as the University of New Zealand’s constituent college on the 20th of March 1928. During its first school year, the university had 20 staff, serving 85 students. The university was then known as Massey Agricultural College.
The university’s activities were temporarily halted during the Great Depression as most of its students and faculty participated in the war. After the war ended, the university flourished with activity once more with its rehabilitation course offers for the returning servicemen. It became an autonomous university with the dissolution of the University of New Zealand. It was renamed Massey College and sought help from the Victoria University of Wellington.
In its goal to become a university with full autonomy, the university expanded its facilities and opened its veterinary science and technology faculties. The Science faculty followed in 1963. The university merged with Palmerston North University College on the 1st of January, 1963 and was renamed Massey University College of Manawatu. Palmerston became the university’s General Studies faculty.
The university was renamed Massey Univesity of Manawatu when it became an autonomous university in January 1964. In 1966, the name was simplified to Massey University.
Massey University has several teaching/research departments, divided into its five colleges, including the College of Creative Arts, College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Sciences and College of Education.
Altogether, the five colleges house more than 30 schools, centres and institutes. Included are the schools of Aviation; Accountancy; Arts, Development and Health Education; Curriculum and Pedagogy; Design; Educational Studies; Fine Arts; Health and Social Services; Language Studies; Maori Studies; Psychology; People, Environment and Planning; Social and Cultural Studies; and Visual and Material Culture.
Some of the university’s most prominent institutes include the Institute of Natural Resources, Institute of Natural Sciences, Institute of Fundamental Sciences, Institute of Veterinary, Animal, and Biomedical Studies, and the Institute of Food, Nutrition and Human Health.
Massey University Address
The university address is located at: Tennent Drive, Palmerston North 4474, New Zealand.
Massey University Rankings and Quick Facts
Motto: Motto: Floreat scientia; (Let knowledge flourish).
|Ranking – Times 400 (UK)||
|University world Ranking – Jiaotong 500 (China)||
305 to 402
|University world Ranking – Newsweek 100 (USA)||
|Asia Australiasia Rank (Jiaotong)||
43 to 64
Massey University Facts
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Other well ranked universities and colleges in New Zealand include University of Auckland, University of Otago, Victoria University of Wellington, and the University of Canterbury.