International rankings

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings

The methodology for calculating rankings is based on 13 performance indicators. The 2015's ranking included 800 universities from 70 different countries, compared with the 400 universities from 41 countries in 2014's table.

The University of Auckland is currently ranked at 172. It is the only New Zealand university included in the top 200.  

For more information see: Times Higher Education

QS World University Rankings

The Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings is 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 2015, the University of Auckland was the highest ranked New Zealand university at 82.

Auckland ranks well in each of the QS World University Ranking of broad subject areas: Arts and Humanities (28), Life Sciences & Medicine (70), Natural Science (134), Social Sciences & Management (36) and Engineering and Technology (59).

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

QS World University Rankings  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
 The University of Auckland 61 68 82 83 94 92 82

     Arts and Humanities

42 51 55 59 69 35 28

     Social Sciences and Management

37 38 41 44 58 30 36

     Engineering and Technology

55 55 62 68 89 66 59

     Life Sciences and Biomedicine

40 41 50 50 78 74 70

     Natural Sciences

83 68 73 85 151 91 134

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  2009  2010  2011 2012  2013 2014 2015
 The University of Auckland 201-302 201-300 201-300 151-200 201-300
201-300 201-300