Institute of Fundamental Sciences, Massey University was established 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. 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. From 85 students in the first year, Massey now has over 35,000 internal and extramural students.
Massey University now has three campuses in the North Island, and the highest number of extramural students. Massey offers the only veterinary science programs in New Zealand. Massey also offers the only Bachelor of Aviation degree in New Zealand. Massey University qualifications are recognized worldwide and several programs have international accreditation.
The Institute occupies a portion of the four Science Towers at Massey University, sharing these towers with its Sister Institute, the Institute of Molecular Biosciences. Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Statistics are taught and researched at the Turitea site of Manawatu Campus in Palmerston North. Turitea is renowned for its beautiful park-like setting of huge trees and attractive gardens.
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Student Life –
Each year, about 30,000 students from over 80 countries choose Massey University to help them realize their ambitions and achieve their true potential. Their students move on to successful futures and careers in New Zealand and internationally. Massey provides an extensive range of student-centered facilities and services on campus and ensures an active, enriching campus life beyond the academic experience.