New Zealand universities among the world’s best

Issue: Volume 95, Number 6

Posted: 11 April 2016
Reference #: 1H9d1D

New Zealand’s universities have placed highly in the latest international rankings.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject, released on 22 March, is the largest international ranking in terms of subjects covered. The findings are informed by the opinion of 76,798 academics as well as analysis of 28.5 million research papers.

The report ranks New Zealand universities in all of its 42 subject tables this year.

All eight of our universities are ranked in the top 100 in the world in one or more subjects. There were 21 instances where a New Zealand university was ranked within the top 50 universities in the world.

Special mention goes to the University of Otago, which ranks 12th for dentistry. It is followed by The University of Auckland, which ranks 20th for archaeology and 23rd for education.

University of Otago School of Dentistry dean Professor Paul Brunton says the top ranking was a fantastic recognition of “all the hard work of the staff”.

“It’s an amazing achievement.”

The University of Auckland vice-chancellor Professor Stuart McCutcheon says the rankings reflect an outstanding result for The University of Auckland.

“The results also affirm the calibre of the research being undertaken by our staff and the impact it is having both nationally and around the world,” he says.

American universities Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) dominated the results, each taking the top position with 12 subjects each.

The rankings can be found in their entirety here: https://www.topuniversities.com/subject-rankings/2016(external link)

BY Education Gazette editors
Education Gazette | Tukutuku Kōrero, reporter@edgazette.govt.nz

Posted: 2:23 PM, 11 April 2016

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