As per the QS World University rankings 2018, eight universities of New Zealand are included among the world’s best universities. Out of these eight universities, five are in the global top 300 with several universities improving their position this year.

The 8 top universities of New Zealand are as follows:

1. University of Auckland
Ranked 82 in the world, the University of Auckland is   number 1 in New Zealand. It is the largest university in the country, with more than 40,000 students across 6 campuses and 8 faculties. Five of its campuses are in Auckland- The largest city of New Zealand and the sixth campus is located in Whangarei- The northern most city of the country.

2. University of Otago
At a global rank of 151 University of Otago   is the oldest university of   New Zealand.  It was established in 1869 and has been ranked number 2 in New Zealand as per the QS World University rankings 2018. Based in the city of Dunedin on the South Island, it has around 21,000 students enrolled in various programs. The university is well known for its attractive architecture.

3. University of Canterbury
Ranked 214th in the world this year, the University of Canterbury is also a very old university of New Zealand. It is located in Christchurch- the South Island’s largest city, and it hosts around 14,900 students, including close to 1200 international students.

4.Victoria University of Wellington
Located in Wellington the capital of New Zealand, University of Wellington is ranked 219 in the world and number 4 in New Zealand. It was founded in 1897 and offers a broad range of programs. It is particularly considered excellent for humanities, law, and social sciences.

5. University of Waikato

   The university of Waikato was established in 1964 in Hamilton. In the 2018, QS world university rankings this university is ranked 292 in the world and number 5 in New Zealand.

6. Massey University
It has been ranked joint 316th in the world alongside China’s Tongji University. Massey is known for the applied nature its programs and close links to the community. Besides, it is the only university in New Zealand to offer courses in aviation, veterinary medicine, dispute resolution, and nanoscience.

7. Lincoln University

It has been ranked 319th in the world. The university specializes in enhancing   wealth and productive land based knowledge of New Zealand, it is also ranked among global top 50 for Agriculture and Forestry.

8. Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
Ranked 441 in the world, AUT is number 8 in New Zealand. The university   has the highest ratio of international students in New Zealand.


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