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University of Otago celebrates 150 years

The University of Otago, Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo, is New Zealand’s first and finest university. It was founded in 1869, and in 2019 the University reaches the significant milestone of becoming 150 years old.

Harlene Hayne


Invitation from the Vice-Chancellor

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Our history

Otago has a distinguished history

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Otago today

Get the facts about Otago today

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Key Dates 2019

To assist you with planning your events


150th souvenirs

Celebrate with our range of gifts

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Daring to be Wise 150th anniversary podcast series

Listen to stories from all corners of the University

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Queen's Birthday Weekend Programme

Discover the events happening over Queen's Birthday Weekend

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Queen's Birthday Weekend Programme registration form

Register for the events on Queen's Birthday Weekend

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Support Otago

Show your support for our 150th anniversary fundraising projects

An oral history

150 year journey in pictures