Lincoln University Partners with MSM, Targets More International Students from Africa
Now, with plans to add to its international student numbers, it has partnered with international education provider M Square Media (MSM) to expand its reach in the African region.
Ranked among the top small universities globally, the university has 14 research centres and nine farms. The taught master's programmes (which take one year to 18 months to complete) are particularly popular with international students. These programmes include only coursework and there is no dissertation requirement. The university's tourism, wine, global business, agribusiness and food innovation programmes are specifically attracting a lot of interest.
Lincoln University also places in the top 100 for agriculture and forestry, according to the most recent QS World University Rankings by Subject. It is in the 601-680 bracket in the 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) world university rankings 2021, and is ranked in the top 110 in the Asia-Pacific region rankings.
The Lincoln Advantage for African Students
The university now plans to attract more international students from the African region, a rapidly developing market, with its niche and specialised programmes, through its partnership with MSM.
"Lincoln University can continue to aspire towards greater success in the global arena through its ability to maintain and develop international relations and the building of a robust pipeline of international students coming to the campus," Shew adds.
New Market, New Opportunities
Another reason for Lincoln collaborating with MSM is the company's unique global and in-country office model which currently serves around 45 partner institutions. It also helps manage agent networks for the university, thus saving on time and resources that can be redirected towards building other value-added initiatives. The university's world-leading research includes groundbreaking innovations in decreasing emissions, alternative fuels and sustainable tourism.
About Lincoln University
Lincoln University is a New Zealand university formed in 1990 when Lincoln College, Canterbury was made independent of the University of Canterbury. Founded in 1878, it is the oldest agricultural teaching institution in the Southern Hemisphere. One of the country's eight public universities, its campus lies on 58 hectares of land located outside the city of Christchurch, in Lincoln, Canterbury. It is the country's smallest university, providing a big advantage via a more personal learning environment and extra face-time with lecturers. Lincoln University is a member of the Euroleague for Life Sciences and the Global Challenges University Alliance (GCUA).