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Lincoln University

Professor Grant Edwards


Professor Grant Edwards

Location / campuses

  • Te Waihora Campus, Lincoln, Christchurch

Date established


Numbers of students

  • Student headcount: 4,220 (in 2024)
  • Equivalent full-time students: 3,070 (in 2024)


  • All activity associated with the land-based sectors

Rankings / awards

  • 2024 QS World Ranking: 364
  • QS Five Stars rating
  • In the top 150 in the field of agriculture and forestry
  • 2024 Times Higher Education World University Ranking: 401-500 bracket
  • 94 in the UI GreenMetric World University Rankings (2023)

Lincoln University is New Zealand’s only specialist land-based university. Its purpose is to facilitate excellent research and education to grow the knowledge of its students, and help shape a world that benefits from a greater understanding of the relationships between land, food and ecosystems.