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From Empire's Servant to Global Citizen - A History of Massey University

From Empire's Servant to Global Citizen - A History of Massey University by Michael Belgrave


The vision of two young scientists, Massey University was established in 1928 to bring science to New Zealand’s role as Britain’s farm. Massey has since become New Zealand’s national and a global university, with almost 140,000 alumni spread across 140 different nations.

This candid history looks at the university as it weathered war, funding crises, risk-taking expansion and conflict with the government’s plans for New Zealand’s tertiary sector. Written by distinguished historian
Professor Michael Belgrave, this is a lively look at how an agricultural college grew up to become a leading intellectual centre of excellence.