10 Mar 2015

Lincoln Uni's student numbers bounce back

6:59 am on 10 March 2015

Lincoln University's student numbers are growing, along with interest in land-based degrees and research.

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The university's Deputy Vice Chancellor (International and Business Development) Jeremy Baker said all areas of study were experiencing strong growth in new student enrolments.

He said the number of domestic students had risen by 10 percent, and about 40 new students have enrolled this year.

International student numbers have jumped by 46 percent in the past year.

Mr Baker said student numbers for some of the new degrees and programmes have doubled since they were developed in 2013.

"We've had increases in quite a lot of different programmes - a lot of agricultural programmes, our Bachelor of Agricultural Science but also our science programmes and also a couple of our new programmes, the Bachelor of Agribusiness and Food Marketing and the Bachelor of Environmental Society degrees.

"Some of those new programmes have now got twice as many people enrolled in them. They're still not massive numbers but the Bachelor of Agribusiness and Food Marketing has gone from having a total last year of about 20 people to 40 people this year."

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