Eight universities of New Zealand are included among the world’s best in the edition of  QS World University Ranking 2018, among those, five are in the global top 300 – with various institutions improving their positions this year.

1. University of Auckland

University of Auckland


University of Auckland, ranking 82nd in the worldis consistently the highest-ranked of these top universities in New Zealand. It’s the  most extensive university in the country, with more than 40,000 students enrolled at six campuses and eight faculties

2. University of Otago

University of OtagoThe University of Otago, country’s oldest university, established in 1869, scales 18 places this year to now ranks 151st in the world. Otago is based in the city of Dunedin on the South Island. It has around 20,800 students enrolled, and is known for its attractive architecture and gardens.

3. University of Canterbury

University of CanterburyThe University of Canterbury, founded in 1873 as Canterbury College,  is ranking 214thin the world this year and is another of the oldest universities in New Zealand, located in Christchurch, the South Island’s largest city. The  university educates around 14,900 students, 1,100 of which are international.

4. Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of WellingtonVictoria University of Wellington, located in New Zealand’s capital city Wellington,  is up nine places this year to now rank 219thin the world. The  university presents a broad range of programs, and is considered particularly strong for law, the humanities and social sciences.

5. University of Waikato

University of WaikatoUniversity of Waikato, established in 1964 , located in the city of Hamilton on the North Island, now rising to an impressive 32 places to now rank 292nd in the world. It was the first to be designed from a blank canvas.

6. Massey University

Massey UniversityMassey Universityrises up to 24 spots in this year’s ranking and is now joint 316th in the world. Massey university in New Zealand is known to present  programs in aviation, veterinary medicine, dispute resolution and nano-science. And,  it is known for the applied nature of its programs and close links to the community.

7. Lincoln University

Lincoln UniversityLincoln Universitycontinues to improve its position to joint 319th  this year’s, sharing this position with two other universities. The university is known for New Zealand’s land-based knowledge, wealth and productivity.

8. Auckland University of Technology

Auckland University of TechnologyAuckland University of Technology (AUT), founded in 1895, is now ranking 441-450 in the world,  is the final of these top universities in New Zealand.

Complete list of University Ranking for New Zealand is given as follows.


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