Massey University embraces diversity, talent and performance, and provides staff and students with an extensive range of opportunities to develop intellectually, professionally and personally.
Massey University began in 1927 as a small agricultural college in Palmerston North. Under its first principal, Sir Geoffrey Peren, it widened its range and enhanced its reputation. Sir Geoffrey retired in 1958, and in 1964, Massey became a full university. In the last 40 years, it has continued growing, to become New Zealand's largest residential university, spread over three cities.
Massey University is known for:
the applied nature of many of their teaching and research programmes
contribution to land-based industries
distinctive mix of campus-based, distance and international teaching
commitment to innovation
close links with the community
an 80-year tradition of academic excellence.