Breadcrumbs

University of Waikato continues rise up QS World rankings

7 June 2018

Vice-Chancellor Professor Neil Quigley.

Outstanding research and international student recruitment drive University of Waikato higher in world rankings

The latest QS World Rankings show the University of Waikato has risen 127 places in 5 years. It is now firmly placed in the world’s top 300 universities at #274.

The University of Waikato has been on a strong upward trajectory and in the last year rose 18 places, moving against the trend in New Zealand’s challenging tertiary landscape.

This year, QS has highlighted the impact and quality of the University’s academics and their research. Waikato has the world’s 92nd highest score for Citations per Faculty, meaning that the impact of Waikato researchers on the global academic literature places it among the world’s 100 most influential universities. The research is being increasingly acknowledged and cited around the world, confirming the standing of University of Waikato as an internationally recognised research leader.

The University of Waikato ranking also increased for international students, reflecting the strength of the University’s international marketing programme and the outstanding student experience that is offered to students in Hamilton and Tauranga.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Neil Quigley says rankings play an increasing role in the decision making for students locally, and the rise the University has seen this year is a strong signal of the global standing of an education from the University of Waikato.

Professor Quigley says it also puts the University on the radar of a greater number of international students and partner institutions, and that success in turn helps grow international recognition of Hamilton and the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions.

“The hard work and outstanding research of our academics is again being acknowledged as amongst the most influential in the world. Not only are they helping address key global issues, but as great educators they are passing their skills and knowledge on to future leaders. ”

QS World Rankings are based on a wide range of factors including academic reputation, research citations and impact, and employer reputation.

University of Waikato has also just been ranked 60 in the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Golden Age University Rankings 2018.

Related stories

Generous scholarships up for grabs at new Tauranga campus

The future looks bright for tertiary students opting to study in the Bay, thanks to…

University of Waikato’s rankings rise in Asia-Pacific

Continuing our strong performance in international rankings, the University of Waikato has risen to #65…

Scholarship to unlock secrets of climate change

Master of Science (Research) student Ingrid Lindeman was recently awarded the William Georgetti Scholarship to…

PhD student scores new scholarship to support elite rugby athletes

PhD student Conor McNeill may be specialising in fatigue monitoring in rugby union but there’ll…

Country’s most comprehensive study of breast cancer highlights inequities

Professor Ross Lawrenson and his team have spent three years looking at how to improve…

Waikato Honorary Doctors get “Topp” Honour

The University of Waikato is proud to congratulate Hon Doc recipients Jools and Lynda Topp…

Scholarship provides new opportunities for Waitaha students

Young people of the Waitaha iwi will have the opportunity to gain the ultimate all-round…

New research project set to invest $13 million in the Bay of Plenty

A new University of Waikato research project will bring together a world-class team of researchers…

From Waikato to leading the world in Artificial General Intelligence

Dr Shane Legg started out with a Dick Smith’s computer for his 10th birthday, now…

Scholar, dreamer, rabble-rouser - now Emeritus Professor

Dr Ngahuia Te Awekotuku was the first Māori woman to earn a PhD in Aotearoa,…

Cellist Matthias Balzat and sportswoman Stacey Waaka.

Sir Edmund Hillary Medal awardees announced

Cellist Matthias Balzat and and all-rounder Stacey Waaka given prestigious award.

University of Waikato’s pioneering joint institute opens in China.

The University of Waikato has opened its doors to students at the new joint institute…