New Zealand's world-ranked University

University of Auckland in World University Rankings.

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6th in Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2022

  • The University of Auckland also ranked within the top 20 for seven of the Goals individually.

Top 100 in QS World University Rankings 2023

  • Placed 87th in the world, the University is the only New Zealand university in the top 100.

Top 200 in Times Higher Education Rankings 2023

  • The University of Auckland ranked 139th equal in the 2023 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, making it the top-ranked university in New Zealand.

Top 300 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)

  • The University of Auckland is the highest ranked University in New Zealand on the ARWU rankings.

QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022

The University of Auckland ranked within the top 50 for a range of subjects in the QS World University Subject Rankings 2022:

  • Accounting & Finance
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Education 
  • Engineering – Civil & Structural
  • English Language & Literature  
  • Geography 
  • Linguistics
  • Nursing 
  • Pharmacy & Pharmacology
  • Psychology
  • Sports-related Subjects

Source: QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022

Shanghai Ranking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021

In the 2022 Shanghai Ranking, the University of Auckland ranked within the top 100 for a number of subjects.

  • Food Science and Technology 
  • Civil Engineering 
  • Instruments Science and Technology 
  • Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Public Health 
  • Nursing 
  • Geography


Other Rankings

The University of Auckland is placed in a range of other ranking systems:

  • =17th in the Times Higher Education's 2022 list of the world's most international universities
  • =68th in the QS Employability Rankings 2023
  • 123th in the US News Best Global Universities Rankings 2023 
  • 217th in the NTU World University Rankings 2022 
  • “Gold” rating for both Environmental Impact and Equal Opportunities in the QS SDG Ratings