Waikato now ranked 235 globally

The 2025 QS World University Rankings have been released and we now proudly sit 235 globally, and within the top 3 in New Zealand.

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Waikato climbs global rankings

The University of Waikato has climbed a further 15 places to 235 in the latest 2025 QS World University Rankings, which also places it in the top three universities in New Zealand.

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Apply for our Te Ara Hou Scholarship and you could receive $5,000 towards your online postgraduate study this July. Hurry, the application deadline is June 24!

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A love of New Zealand’s indigenous biodiversity inspires ecologist Professor Bruce Clarkson from Te Aka Mātuatua – School of Science at the University of Waikato.

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