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University of Auckland makes it three in a row

EMBARGOED: Thursday 22 September, 08:01 AM NZST University of Auckland makes it three in a row


The University of Auckland is again ranked as the leading university in New Zealand in the 2016-17 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.


The University of Auckland is again ranked as the leading university in New Zealand in the 2016-17 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

The University was placed joint 165th out of 980 international institutions, up from 172nd last year.

The University is the only New Zealand University to feature in the top 200, and to be among the top eight universities in Oceania.

Earlier this month, the University was 81st the QS World University Rankings, the only New Zealand university to be ranked in the top 100.

The University was also ranked as the most innovative in New Zealand and Australia in the inaugural Reuters Top 75: Asia’s Most Innovative Universities rankings in August. Auckland was placed 27th, ahead of the leading Australian universities. No other New Zealand university featured in the top 75.

“We are pleased with these results over the course of this year and we do think that the high rankings internationally are something the country as a whole can be proud of,” Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stuart McCutcheon

“Our efforts will continue to be focused on achieving excellence in all that we do, including a focus on the University’s strengths in research and the very high quality education that we offer to New Zealanders.”

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The Times Higher Education ranking is based on indicators taken across five sectors including teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income.

The 2016- 17 THE rankings of the other New Zealand universities (with 2015-16 rankings in brackets) are: Otago, 201-250 (201–250); Canterbury 351-400 (401–500); Victoria, 351-400 (351-400); Lincoln, 401-500 (NR); Massey, 401-500 (501–600); Waikato, 401-500 (401-500); AUT, 501-600 (601–800).

Full results are available at www.thewur.com

• The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university. It is the only NZ University ranked in in the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings. It is also the highest ranked New Zealand University in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and is the highest ranked university in Australia and New Zealand in the Reuters Top 75: Asia’s Most Innovative Universities.

• The University has one-third of the A-rated (internationally-esteemed) researchers in the entire country.

• The University of Auckland has been identified by an Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) study as one of the world’s leading entrepreneurial universities “under challenging conditions”.

About university ranking systems:
International students, and increasingly domestic students, rely heavily on rankings to determine the quality of a country's university system, or of a particular university in that country at which they might study. The varying ranking systems measure similar attributes but differ in the data sets they collect.


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