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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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