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Strong Showing by NZ Universities In 2007 Rankings

Thursday 8 Nov 2007
THES-QS University Rankings 2007
Strong Showing by NZ Universities

The world’s most comprehensive international university rankings, the THES-QS World University Rankings 2007, show a strong performance by New Zealand’s universities, competing with the world’s best.

The THES-QS World University Rankings, available from Friday 9 November 2007 at www.topuniversities.com show six New Zealand schools now populate the World’s Top 400 Universities, an increase from four last year. One, the University of Auckland, cemented its place in the world’s Top 50 ranking:

World THES-QS Rank
School 2007
University of Auckland 50
University of Otago =114
University of Canterbury=188

Nunzio Quacquarelli, Managing Director of QS, the careers and education experts who co-authored the report, says: “The results are recognition of the quality of education that NZ Universities offer. New Zealand is putting itself forward and students are taking a closer look at them for the quality of the faculty, international diversity and, of course, to the education they will receive there.”

The THES-QS World University Rankings, including detailed profiles of the Top 200 universities, is available from Friday 9 November on www.topuniversities.com.

The Top 400 school profiles are available on Monday 12 November.

Notes for Editors:

1. Sourcing the THES-QS World University Rankings 2007

Upon reference or reproduction, the title of the rankings must always be “THES-QS World University Rankings” and any lists must be correctly sourced: “QS Quacquarelli Symonds”

2. Rankings Data Sources

The calculations leading to the THES-QS World University Rankings are based on data gathered in the following categories:

• Peer Review

• Recruiter Review

• International Faculty Ratio

• International Students Ratio

• Student Faculty Ratio

• Citations per Faculty (citation data supplied by Scopus)

3. Methodology 2007

For a detailed review of the research methodology and changes and updates in data gathering and computation in 2007, please visit the QS website www.topuniversities.com

Developments in the methodology in 2007 compared to 2006, influence the reduced performance of some single faculty universities and universities which place less emphasis on the Sciences. In particular, Z-scores have been applied to all the criteria to reduce outliers.

QS, Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd, is a world leading careers and education specialist and provides guidance for higher education and career choices. With exclusive events, publications, research and interactive web tools, QS links undergraduate, graduate, MBA and executive communities around the world with recruiters and education providers. Communities include: TopUniversities.com, TopMBA.com, Global Workplace.com.

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