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 2014 The University of Auckland was the highest ranked New Zealand university at 92, with the next, The University of Otago, at 159 and the University of Canterbury at 242.

Auckland ranks well in each of the QS World University Ranking of broad subject areas: Arts and Humanities (35), Life Sciences & Medicine (74), Natural Science (91), Social Sciences & Management (30) and Engineering and Technology (66).

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

QS World University Rankings  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
 The University of Auckland 65
61 68 82 83 94 92

     Arts and Humanities

39
42 51 55 59 69 35

     Social Sciences and Management

30
37 38 41 44 58 30

     Engineering and Technology

56
55 55 62 68 89 66

     Life Sciences and Biomedicine

42
40 41 50 50 78 74

     Natural Sciences

102
83 68 73 85 151 91

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  2007  2008  2009  2010  2011 2012  2013
 The University of Auckland 203-304 201-302 201-302 201-300 201-300 151-200 201-300