Universities of New Zealand

Universities of New Zealand

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New Zealand is a pacific island country and has a history of colonialism. New Zealand is a member of the commonwealth and has strong ties with the UK in the current scenario. English is the first language of NZ and also preferred in universities of New Zealand.

Total universities in New Zealand are eight and all of them are present in the QS world university ranking. It is a remarkable fact when we take into account that NZ has a total population of 4.7 million. The world ranking is based on six key indicators international faculty, teacher-student ratio, international students, employer reputation, citations per faculty, academic reputation.

Some of the best universities in the world are present in New Zealand. NZ has schools in the field of medical, law, and engineering that are famous and deserve their reputation. They offer bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. degrees which are competitive in the world. Education of New Zealand is ranked as fourth (4th) in the world in terms of professional teaching. 

In order to guide you better here are the universities of New Zealand in descending order. All of the universities in NZ are present in the top 500 in the world. 

8. AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

In 1895 it was originally founded as the Auckland technical school and upgraded to a university in 2000. This university has three campuses in which the main campus is in Auckland city. The remaining two campuses are in the south and north of the city. The student’s association has more than 40 clubs which organizes concerts, DJ shows, comedy shows, etc.

university in New Zealand
university in New Zealand

Maximum international students in New Zealand are present in AUT and for this AUT rank (23rd) in the world. World rank 2020 of the university is 437 which is 6 places higher than last year.  For its global research impact, AUT is positioned best University in New Zealand and is ranked 60th in the world in top young universities worldwide.

Over 5000 international students join the Auckland University of Technology every year from 140countries and have the opportunity to choose from 250 different courses. AUT is the second-largest university and is situated in the biggest city in New Zealand.

7. LINCOLN UNIVERSITY

Originally part of the university of canterbury, Lincoln gets formally separated in 1990 and got the tag of the university. One of the best universities in the QS world ranking is Lincoln University. They offer a unique foundation program that helps the student to save a year’s expense. Qualifications offered are from certificate level to Ph.D. Like all universities of New Zealand, the student-faculty ratio is less which means more personalized attention for each student. Their courses covered almost all the areas of the land-based sector.

university in New Zealand
university in New Zealand

World rank 387th and country rank 7th, students in Lincoln university come from 80 countries with a strength of about 3500 students. Applied programs of this university ensure a 15% more employment rate than other universities in New Zealand. For universities teaching agriculture and forestry, Lincoln university ranked 100th in the world ranking. Modern labs, lush campus, and well-maintained libraries make it a smart choice for students all over the world.

6. UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO

One of the younger universities of New Zealand, it is founded in 1964. The main location is Hamilton city on the north island and the campus is 64 hectares. Another campus is in Tauranga. They are associated with many other reputed universities all over the world. More than 60 students’ clubs are present which allows students to become part of many social events and activities. Strength of more than 12000 students, the University of Waikato is one of the best in the study of cybersecurity and sports science.

university in New Zealand
university in New Zealand

World rank 375th and is ranked 6th in New Zealand. In the field of research, Waikato has secured its place in the top 5% of universities in the world. The university provides a prodigious platform for students of diverse backgrounds. They make the students look at the actual world. Career guidance and assistance are provided to students to help them to move from classroom to workplace.

5.  MASSEY UNIVERSITY

Massey University is a key university in New Zealand for online courses. Because of its flexibility in distance learning, Massey University provides students opportunities around the world to meet their study needs and at the same time, they can be close to industry and their profession. It is the only university of New Zealand that provides a program in aviation, veterinary, and nanoscience.

university in New Zealand
university in New Zealand

World rank 272nd and ranking in New Zealand is 5th  Massey university has 3 campuses in New Zealand, primary campus in Palmerston North of the north island, and other two campuses in Auckland and Wellington. International students from 100 countries in the strength of 5000 are part of this great organization. They offer strong support to their students and create new avenues to produce optimistic influence in the world. Massey University have won several national awards including the prime minister award for their fine teaching.

4. UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY

Among the top 300 universities in the world, the university of canterbury is situated in Christchurch on the South Island. A devoted reform program was started after the earthquake of 2011 which has affected the city badly. The main point of this program was to minimize the damage in the case of earthquakes. It is 2nd oldest university of New Zealand and is established in 1873. Courses offered in various different fields like arts, music, social work, speech, language, law, engineering, and teaching. University has partnerships with more than 60 different institutes worldwide in Asia, America, Australia, and Europe.

university in New Zealand
university in New Zealand

270th in the world ranking and ranked 4th in New Zealand. Roughly student strength of this university is more than 17000. This university in New Zealand has a college dedicated to students in helping them to adapt to NZ. This college offer certificate courses in foundation language English in academic proficiency. The first art school in New Zealand is founded in this university. An amazing sports facility provided by the university will help you to complete your education with adventure. This university in Newzealand claims to develop its students not even academically but also in parallel domains.

3. VICTORIA UNIVERSITY OF WELLINGTON

This university has the record of having the highest rating of 5+ stars by the QS star rating system. Victoria University in New Zealand manages to get hold of 5+ in eight categories. This university is more than 100 years old as it was established in 1897 as a college and become a university in 1961 as an independent institution. More than 22000 students claim to be part of this prestigious institute and are part of various courses like law, humanities, and science. 3 campuses are part of the university all of which are in Wellington. They are famous for their exchange programs with industries to get a wonderful learning experience for students. Innovative learning methods make the finest combination of teaching and learning possible here.

university in New Zealand
university in New Zealand

Global rank 223rd and ranked 3rd  in New Zealand. For international faculty, it ranked 76th in the world and in library studies ranked 20th in the world according to world university ranking. Award-winning structures and modern study techniques make the student experience in this university memorable.

2. UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO

Founded in 1969, it is the oldest university of New Zealand. Lush green grounds and Scottish architecture makes Otago university one of the beautiful places on the earth to study. The students have the luxury of choosing from more than 200 courses. The main campus is in Dunedin, the second-largest city on South Island. Recognized for its teaching globally, this university in New Zealand is also famous for grants, scholarships for deserving students. The graduates of this university are in industry demand. It has world ranking 184th and 2nd top universities of New Zealand also rank 31st in percentage of international faculty members.

university in New Zealand
university in New Zealand

1. UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND

The top University of New Zealand because of its cutting-edge research facilities and innovative techniques is the University of Auckland. University recently got a grant of 10 million New Zealand dollars from the ministry of business and innovation. Students can choose conventional and unconventional courses from undergraduate to Ph.D. levels. Top academic researchers of the country are from the University of Auckland which shows the level of study and efforts in research.

university in New Zealand
university in New Zealand

Ranked number 1 in NZ and the world rank of 81st, it is the largest institute in New Zealand with a strength of students of more than 40000. This university in New Zealand claims to be in rank of top 50 universities of world in more than 13 subjects. The University of Auckland is situated in the largest city of New Zealand which is Auckland making it a suitable choice for international students. 

Shekhar Bhatia

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