The big news from the latest international university rankings is AUT’s climb to be the third ranked uni in New Zealand.
AUT’s latest Times Higher Education World University Ranking is in the 301-350 band (after the first 100 the unis are banded together in groups), up from last year’s 401-450 ranking and is now the third highest ranked university in New Zealand.
This is the third consecutive year that AUT has moved up the rankings while at the same time 3 NZ unis slipped with their scores.
The climb is due to a big jump in the amount of AUT’s research that is being referenced by other universities (called citations) and the number of international staff and students. AUT is number one in NZ on these indicators.
Auckland stays clear on top of NZ rankings
Auckland stays in top spot on the rankings and is the only NZ uni in the top 100 worldwide.
It’s highest rated subject area is Education where it is #37 globally, despite cutting back their teaching programme next year. Auckland ranks #82 for its Clinical, Pre-clinical and Health subjects, and #95 globally for Psychology.
Otago comes in second on the NZ uni table, ranked in the 201-250 band.
Melbourne tops across in Australia
Across the Tasman, the highest ranked universities are: University of Melbourne (1), Australian National University, University of Sydney, University of Queensland and Monash University in Melbourne. Auckland ranks 9th in Australasia.
Global top 5 stay much the same
China on the rise
This year for the first time a Chinese university has been ranked as the top institution in Asia. Tsinghua University has overtaken the National University of Singapore as the best institution in the continent, after rising eight places to 22nd – representing the greatest rise in the top 30. NUS dropped just one spot from joint 22nd to 23rd.
China has 72 universities listed in the rankings, the 4th highest of the countries represented.