Top Universities in New Zealand

There are 8 National Universities in New Zealand.
The New Zealand Universities listed below enjoy top rankings each year:
1 The University of Auckland
2 University of Otago
3 University of Canterbury
4 Lincoln University
5 Victoria University of Wellington
6 Massey University
7 Auckland University of Technology
8 The University of Waikato

According to the Times Higher Education - Quacquarelli Symonds (THE-QS) World Rankings 2009, three NZ universities are ranked among the world's top 200:
Rank, Institution, (World Rank)
1 University of Auckland (61st)
2 University of Otago (125th)
3 University of Canterbury (188th)
4 Victoria University of Wellington (229th)
5 Massey University (299th)
6 University of Waikato (314th)

The polytechnics and institutes of technology in New Zealand are:
  • Aoraki Polytechnic (Timaru)
  • Bay of Plenty Polytechnic
  • Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT)
  • Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT)
  • Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT)
  • NorthTec, formerly Northland Polytechnic
  • Otago Polytechnic
  • Southern Institute of Technology (SIT)
  • Tai Poutini Polytechnic
  • Tairawhiti Polytechnic
  • Telford Rural Polytechnic
  • The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
  • UCOL (Universal College of Learning)
  • Unitec New Zealand
  • Waiariki Institute of Technology
  • Waikato Institute of Technology
  • Wellington Institute of Technology
  • Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki
  • Whitireia Community Polytechnic
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