Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


7 NZ universities featured in QS World University rankings

Seven New Zealand universities featured in QS World University Rankings by Subject


London 8th May: The 2013 QS World University Rankings by Subject, published today on TopUniversities.com, reveals the top 200 universities in the world for 30 disciplines including degree subjects such as mathematics, economics, civil engineering, psychology, law and 25 others. New Zealand universities were featured in all subjects ranked with the exception of physics.

Now in its 3rd year, The QS World University Rankings by Subject series takes into the account the opinion of academics and employers via a global survey. The rankings series is the only international comparison that allows prospective students to compare universities in their particular area of interest.

The University of Otago, ranked 15th for psychology, is the highest-ranked New Zealand institution. Victoria University of Wellington was the 2nd highest-ranked institution, placing 19th in law. Overall, the University of Auckland was featured in the top 50 in 17 subjects, making it the best-performing institution in the country.

Globally, Harvard University ranks number one in 10 disciplines, ahead of MIT (7), University of California, Berkeley (4), Oxford (4), Cambridge (3), Imperial (1) and University of California, Davis (1).

New Zealand universities in the top 50 of the 2013 QS World University Rankings by Subject

University

Subject (rank)

University of Auckland

English Language and Literature (36)

History (24)

Linguistics (26)

Modern Languages (42=)

Philosophy (49=)

Computer Science (38)

Civil Engineering (21)

Biological Sciences (43=)

Medicine (43=)

Pharmacy (41)

Mathematics (46=)

Accounting and Finance (20)

Economics (50)

Education (24)

Law (24)

Politics (40)

Statistics (47)

Victoria University of Wellington

English Language and Literature (44)

Psychology (49=)

Law (19)

Politics (41)

University of Otago

English Language and Literature (45)

History (24)

Psychology (15)

Law 932)

Massey University

Agriculture and Forestry (21=)

Ben Sowter, head of research at QS says, “Looking at New Zealand’s overall performance, the country’s institutions are clearly world class in a wide variety of disciplines.”

He continues, “As governments around the world move towards the ‘student pays’ model on higher education funding, employability is increasingly crucial to graduates. QS is the only ranking organisation that takes into account the opinion of employers, giving students a current reflection of what employers are seeking.”

The 2013 QS World University Rankings by Subject evaluated 2,858 universities and ranked 678 institutions in total.

The full methodology with an overview of the performance of all New Zealand’s institutions considered is published on TopUniversities.com alongside the 2013 QS World University Rankings by Subject tables for accounting and finance; chemistry; history; English language; sociology; electrical engineering; chemical engineering; politics, biological sciences; modern languages; and more.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Scoop Review Of Books: No Longer An Island

Simon Nathan reviews 'Zealandia: Our Continent Revealed': The idea that New Zealand is part of a large submerged continent is not new... There was renewed interest in the extent of offshore New Zealand from the 1970s onwards with the start of offshore drilling for oil and gas, and this was given impetus by a UN agreement which allowed countries to claim an Extended Continental Shelf (ECS). More>>

Art: Simon Denny Recreates Kim Dotcom’s Personal Effects

Who owns what? How has the internet changed our relation to the world? These are two of the many questions Simon Denny raises in the latest exhibition at the Adam Art Gallery, opening on Saturday 4 October. More>>

Theatre: The F Word: Sex Without The 'ism'

Sex without the 'ism' Okay, so the sexes are equal in the eyes of the law. What the F happens now? More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Don’t Eat The Fish

On 'The Catch' by Michael Field What the ecologically edible lists don’t appear to take into account – and they should – is slavery... It’s not an easy read, but it’s definitely near the top of my listicle of “5 Political Books You Must Read This Year”. More>>

ALSO:

Caracals: Small Cats With Big Ears Arrive At Wellington Zoo

Visitors to Wellington Zoo will be able to see New Zealand’s first Caracals in the Zoo’s new Grassland Cats habitat, with a special visitor opening day on Saturday 27 September. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: Classics - Tales From Moominvalley
Can’t speak for the reading end of it but the Moomins ( or maybe the story about Margaret Wise Brown) were the most enjoyable subject to think about and write about during these whole first 50 issues of Werewolf. For that reason – and because the Moomins always reward re-reading – I’ve decided to reprint it. The only added element is a link to an interesting hour long documentary about Tove Jansson. More>>

ALSO:

Repping In The Pacific: All Blacks And Manu Samoa To Play Historic Apia Test

The All Blacks will play Manu Samoa in Apia on Wednesday 8 July next year as part of both teams’ preparations for Rugby World Cup 2015. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news