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The University of Auckland has once more been ranked as the top university in New Zealand in the latest 2012-13 Times Higher Education World University Rankings this week.
The University was placed 161st in the world, an improvement from its 173rd ranking last year. The University is the only New Zealand university to feature in the top 200, and to be among the top eight universities in Oceania.
Two other rankings this year have placed the University at the top in New Zealand. Last month, The University of Auckland was the only New Zealand tertiary institution to be ranked in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings when it was placed 83rd in the world. It recently also became the first New Zealand university to enter the top 200 of the Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Rankings of World Universities.
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stuart McCutcheon said: “The University’s strategic focus is on achieving a level of excellence and the results are testimony to the quality and commitment of staff, and a reflection of the University’s research strength.
“Without a doubt universities provide a rich source of innovation and skilled graduates to industry and to our wider society. The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s largest research organisation and our diverse research supports our innovation economy.”
Times Higher Education’s methodology uses 13 performance indicators across five broad categories: teaching; citations; research; international outlook and industry income.
Other New Zealand universities ranked under the Times Higher Education World University Rankings system are: Otago 226-250; Victoria 251-275; Canterbury 301-350; Waikato 301-350; and Massey 351-400.
Full results are available at The World University Rankings