Ranking and reputation

We’re proud of our international reputation as a top performing university.

The University of Auckland is ranked first in NZ for Education as a subject, and the only NZ university to feature in the world's top 50 universities for Education.

Top of the class

The University of Auckland is New Zealand's highest ranked university and the only Zealand university to feature in the top 100 of the 2019 QS World University Rankings

The latest international 2019 QS World University Rankings by Subject place the University of Auckland well ahead of other New Zealand universities for Education as a subject. Ranked at 26th in the world, we are the only New Zealand university to feature in the top 50 universities for Education.

Best employer reputation

The University of Auckland is also New Zealand's leading university for employer reputation. We are the country's top provider of employable, high-quality graduates.

This is assessed by the QS Employer Reputation survey as part of the overall QS World University Ranking. It is calculated using the following:

  • An extensive database of employers in key markets all over the world, accumulated over 20 years
  • Partner organisations such as media agencies and job portals
  • Lists of employers supplied by universities, with submissions screened to limit the risk of bias
  • A database of previous respondents to the survey

Ranked top in the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings

The University has been ranked number one in the world in the Times Higher Education Impact rankings for 2019. This covers achievements related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals including: inclusive and equitable education, gender equality and innovation.

We have been ranked 35th in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject: Education. This highlights the universities that are leading across education, teacher training and academic studies in education subjects.