The University of Auckland was ranked as the leading university in New Zealand according to the publication of the 2014/2015 QS World University Rankings. The University’s position improved slightly to 92nd compared to 94th in 2013. It is the only New Zealand university ranked in the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings.
The University of Canterbury was rated as the 242nd ranked university in the world. It was ranked 333rd in the world in 2006 and has begun growing again as it rapidly rebuilds its facilities. Additionally, the University of Canterbury was New Zealand’s first university to achieve a QS five-star rating and this has been retained.
Victoria University has achieved some strong results in the QS World University Rankings for 2014/15. It was ranked at 275 equal, making Victoria fourth of all New Zealand universities.
The University of Waikato has maintained its position in the 401-410 band out of the 3000 ranked universities. The University lifted its ranking 26 places in the ‘Employer Reputation’ category while it also improved in the ‘Arts and Humanities’ subject area (up from 311 to 244+) and the ‘Social Sciences and Management’ category (125+, up from 210+ last year).