Our vision is to be a research-led campus with an international reputation for excellence.
The University of Otago, Christchurch is part of New Zealand’s most research intensive University, and works in close partnership with the Canterbury District Health Board. The campus is involved in the teaching of undergraduate medical students, postgraduate health science students and postgraduate research students. Among our postgraduate health science students the greatest numbers are nurses undertaking postgraduate courses.
The campus is host to a wide diversity of research groups, many of which have international reputations. Some of our most renowned groups include the Christchurch Cardioendocrine Research Group, the Christchurch Free Radical Research Group and the Christchurch Health and Development Study.
In 1973 we commenced teaching our first fourth year medical students. In February 2012 we will welcome our 40th intake of medical students. At this time we will celebrate “The Christchurch Experience: 40 years of Research and Teaching”. Celebrations will begin with a University Alumni function on the evening of Thursday 9th February, with other events over the following two days. As part of these 40th celebrations we have also established a Trust Fund from which to fund future Fellowships and Scholarships on the Christchurch Campus.
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