Founded in 1878 as a School of Agriculture, Lincoln is New Zealand’s third oldest university. The institution was linked to Canterbury College, welcoming its first intake of students in 1880. In 1896, with agriculture now well established as the mainstay of New Zealand’s exports, the School of Agriculture separated from Canterbury College and became Canterbury Agricultural College, with its own governing body and the ability to award degrees through the University of New Zealand. In 1961, the University was officially renamed Lincoln College, becoming a constituent college of the University of Canterbury. In 1990, Lincoln University formally separated from the University of Canterbury and became the self-governing national university that it is today. On 1 January 2011, Telford Rural Polytechnic was incorporated into the University as what is now called Lincoln-Telford Division. The University has a mission to help: feed the world, protect the future, and live well. It is predicted that by 2050 the world’s population will reach 9.2 billion people: this will create challenges that need solutions. As the population grows, food supply and production will become key. So will sustaining the environment for future generations. As these two, potentially conflicting concepts become increasingly pressing – we will also want to be living well on our planet. Lincoln University is a uniquely and deliberately specialised university finding solutions for these challenges. The University has a mission to help: feed the world, protect the future, and live well. To achieve this mission, Lincoln is positioned to work alongside industry, the community, and people from around the globe. The University’s qualifications range from certificate level through to PhD - and our teaching and research covers all activity associated with the land-based sectors to meet the needs of not only New Zealand but also the world. Lincoln students come from all over New Zealand and from roughly 60 countries around the world. Once studies are completed, Lincoln graduates can be found around the globe making a difference.