The University of Auckland remains New Zealand’s top university for 2021, knocking out seven other institutions to rank 81st in the globe.
The QS World University Rankings 2021, published today, evaluate the world’s finest institutions based on six main indicators: academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty-student ratio, citations per professor, international faculty, and international students.
Read on to find out which New Zealand institutions made the list this year, and check out the complete QS World University Rankings 2021 here. You can also learn more about the technique used to calculate the rankings by clicking here.
Here is the list of Best Universities
- University of Massey
- Canterbury University
- Wellington’s Victoria University
- Otago University
- The University of Auckland
University of Massey
In this year’s QS World University Rankings, Massey University has risen 11 places to 272nd in the world, passing the University of Waikato to take fifth position among New Zealand’s best institutions. Massey University, located in Palmerton North on the North Island, is the country’s sole university that offers studies in aviation, conflict resolution, veterinary medicine, and nanoscience.
The University of Canterbury is located in Christchurch, New Zealand, and has dropped 44 places this year to rank equal 270th. It is one of New Zealand’s oldest institutions, having been founded in 1873 as a constituent college of the University of New Zealand. Its student body has grown to almost 17,300 people.
Wellington’s Victoria University
Victoria University of Wellington remains third in the country, and tied 223rd in the world, with the highest proportion of international faculty members indicator score (76th in the world). According to the most current QS World University Rankings by Subject, it is also ranked 20th in the world for library studies and 50th for hotel and leisure management.
In 2021, the University of Otago is ranked 184th in the globe, although it remains second in the country and has the largest ratio of overseas faculty members in New Zealand (31st in the world). It is the country’s oldest university, going back to 1869, and is principally based in Dunedin on the South Island. It now has around 21,240 students, including 2,972 from outside New Zealand.
The University of Auckland
The University of Auckland is once again ranked first in the country in 2021, ranking 81st in the globe this year and receiving its highest score for the academic reputation index. The country’s largest institution (42,759 students in 2018), the university is in the top 50 of the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020 for 13 areas including as archaeology, education, nursing, geography, and performing arts.