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Massey University

Professor Jan Thomas


Professor Jan Thomas

Location / campuses

  • Auckland
  • Manawatū
  • Wellington
  • Distance learning

Date established


Numbers of students

  • Student headcount: 27,445 (in 2022)
  • Equivalent full-time students: 16,850 (in 2022)


  • 5 star rating across 9 categories
  • Top 3% of universities in the world
  • Top 300 in the world for graduate employability
  • 25th in the world for veterinary science (and 3rd in Oceania)
  • 30th in the world for agriculture (and 3rd in Oceania)
  • Top 100 in the world for nursing
  • Top 100 in the world for accounting and finance
  • Total of 15 subjects ranked in the top 300 in the world
  • 38th in the world for internationalisation

Massey University, established in 1927, is one of New Zealand’s leading educational institutions. A Government-funded university, with a proud 90-year tradition of academic excellence and a strong national and international reputation. Massey University is an important part of New Zealand’s tertiary education system.

With campuses in Albany (Auckland), Manawatū (Palmerston North) and Wellington, Massey caters for nearly 30,000 domestic and international students. Programmes offered are available at postgraduate, undergraduate, diplomas or certificate level.