International rankings

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings

The Times Higher Education publishes the top 400 universities each year. The methodology for calculating rankings is based on 13 indicators across five broad areas of activity: teaching, industry income, citations, research and international outlook. The University of Auckland is the only New Zealand university included in the top 200. Auckland’s ranking of 161 is seventh highest of all Australian and New Zealand universities.

For more information see: Times Higher Education

QS World University Rankings

The QS World University Rankings publishes the world's top 700 universities. The rankings are based on peer review, citations per staff member, the ratio of staff to students, recruiter review, and the proportion of international staff and international students. In 2012 The University of Auckland was the highest ranked New Zealand university at 83, with the next, The University of Otago, at 133 and the University of Canterbury at 221.

Auckland ranks well in each of the QS World University Ranking of broad subject areas: Arts and Humanities (59), Life Sciences & Medicine (50), Natural Science (85), Social Sciences & Management (44) and Engineering and Technology (68).

For more information see: QS World University Rankings and QS Rankings by Subject

QS World University Rankings  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
 The University of Auckland  46 50 65 61 68 82 83

     Arts and Humanities

 29 32  39 42 51 55 59

     Social Sciences and Management

 33 35  30 37 38 41 44

     Engineering and Technology

 43 51  56 55 55 62 68

     Life Sciences and Biomedicine

 26 41  42 40 41 50 50

     Natural Sciences

 58 78 102 83 68 73 85

Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities

Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranks the world's universities on several indicators of academic or research performance including alumni and staff winning Nobel prizes, highly cited researchers, articles published and the per capita academic performance of an institution. In 2012 The University of Auckland was the highest ranked New Zealand university, the only one in the country to be placed in the 151-200 band.

For more information see: AWRU

Shanghai Jiao-Tong - Academic Ranking of World Universities  2006  2007  2008  2009  2010 2011  2012
 The University of Auckland 201-300  203-304 201-302 201-302  201-300 201-300 151-200