University of Otago

The University of Otago is present in Dunedin, New Zealand. It is the oldest university in New Zealand and has more than 22000 students as of 2010. This university has the highest average research quality in the whole of New Zealand and is second to the University of Auckland in the number of A rated academic researchers it employs. This university became the topper of the New Zealand Performance Based Research Fund evaluation in the year 2006. This university was founded in the year 1869 by a committee. The university was opened in 1871. “Sapere Aude” [Dare to be Wise] is the motto of this university.

Education in New Zealand is very good and so is this university. The graduates from this university are among the most dispersed university alumni in the entire world, since New Zealand is regarded as a comparatively good destination by most of the Asian students and with the greater range or jobs, opportunities and salaries on offer overseas for the New Zealand students who graduate from a reputed university. Most of the graduates settle in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Ireland, the United States, Malaysia, China, India, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Japan, and Singapore. Otago is well known for its student life, especially its flatting.