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Universal College of Learning
Universal College of Learning (UCOL) was founded in 1902 in Palmerston North, as a technical institute, and over the years it has continued to meet the growing needs of the communities and industry by providing tertiary level training. UCOL is committed to providing innovative hands-on learning and excellent facilities that cater for tertiary study. The institute has also developed high-tech learning hubs, which give the students free access to modern computers, high-speed internet, and spacious learning environments. These hubs have become the heart or living room of the campuses. UCOL believes that every person in the region deserves the opportunity to tertiary level education.
Campuses: UCOL has three large and well equipped campuses in Palmerston North, Whanganui and Masterton, in the central and lower North Island of New Zealand.
Government funded institute: COL is a New Zealand Government Funded Institute of Technology, which is industry-driven and innovative.
Industry partnerships: UCOL has partnerships with industry and provide students with work skills that give them the edge when competing for jobs. UCOL students have the opportunity to take part in competitions and industry awards.
Updated curriculum: The regional employers help in shaping the degrees and diplomas according to the needs of the contemporary market. They often offer exciting project-based work for UCOL students.