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Otago: 150 Years of New Zealand's First University

Otago: 150 Years of New Zealand's First University (Hardback)

By Clarke, Alison

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The University of Otago has always taken pride in its status as New Zealand's first university. Starting a university in 1869 was a bold move: other regions observed Otago's action with a mixture of surprise, scepticism and envy. The venture paid off: from small beginnings, the u...niversity grew into a large institution with local, national and international significance. Like any organisation, the University of Otago has had its good times and its bad times. It has been at some periods and in some ways deeply conservative, and in other ways boldly entrepreneurial. A good history is a critical assessment rather than a public relations exercise, and Alison Clarke has consulted and researched widely to produce a forthright and fascinating account. While traditional institutional histories focus on the achievements of the most senior staff, she has been at pains to write an inclusive history painted on a much broader canvas. This history is arranged thematically, looking at the university's foundation and administration; the evolving student body; the staff; the changing academic structure and the development of research; the Christchurch and Wellington campuses and the university's presence in Auckland and Invercargill; key support services - libraries, press, student health and counselling, disability services, Ma ori Centre and Pacific Islands Centre; the changing styles of teaching; the university's built environment; and finally, the university's place in the world - its relationship with the city of Dunedin, its interaction with mana whenua and its importance to New Zealand and to the Pacific.
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ISBN 9781988531335
Published NZ 30 Nov 2018
Publisher Otago University Press
Format Hardback
44 In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781988531335
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Publisher Otago University Press
Imprint Otago University Press
Published 30 Nov 2018
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Clarke, Alison
Category Social & Cultural History
Maritime History
History Of Specific Institutions
Psychological Methodology
Business & Management
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 472
Dimensions Width: 189mm
Height: 253mm
Dewey Code 378.9392
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Universities and colleges - New Zealand - Dunedin, Whare w ananga, Kura tuatoru
NBS Text Management & Business: General
ONIX Text General/trade