Top Universities in New Zealand 2018 - New Zealand is one of the steadily emerging international education destinations in the World, especially, among students from the Asia Pacific region. This is evident by the steady growth of students since 2009. The number of international students in New Zealand have increased from 2015 to 2016 by 1.9 percent to 62,600. The top universities of New Zealand have shown consistent improvement in world rankings.
New Zealand has eight public, state-funded universities, among other polytechnics recognised internationally for the high quality as well as cost-effective education options that they offer. The top eight universities are University of Auckland, AUT University, University of Waikato, Massey University, Victoria University of Wellington, University of Canterbury, Lincoln University and University of Otago.
According to the QS ranking 2018, seven of the 8 ranked universities of New Zealand feature in the top universities of the world 2018. ARWU rankings have ranked only four universities of New Zealand.
With strong focus on research and development, New Zealand’s unique learning method has made its universities a consistent performer among the top universities of the world. The University of Auckland, the top university of New Zealand stands at 82nd position in the QS tables and 192 in THE ranking. Though it has retained its top position in the country, it has fallen one place in the QS table and approximately 30 places in THE ranks. The university has also lost its previous years’ position in the ARWU rankings. Except for The University of Auckland, the other seven universities have done well in the QS and THE ranks.
Here, we have compiled a list of the Top universities in New Zealand 2018 as per three major ranking platforms - Times Higher Education (THE), QS and ARWU.
Top Universities in New Zealand 2018
The University of Auckland
University of Otago
University of Canterbury
Victoria University of Wellington
University of Waikato
Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
The QS, THE and ARWU rank the universities around the world on various parameters. The criterion for ARWU rankings is quality of education, quality of faculty, research output, and per capita performance.