Here is the study in New Zealand guide and the list of best top universities in New Zealand. New Zealand is a country of natural beauty and modern wonders assimilated together. It is a country where students can live and study in a safe and beautiful destination. New Zealand’s famous natural beauty and the relaxed lifestyle and the friendly New Zealand people, are the reason why international students continue to rank New Zealand as their ideal study abroad destination. Here are the 5 most well-known Universities in the country.
University of Auckland
The University of Auckland is world renowned university located in Auckland, New Zealand. It is New Zealand’s largest university and the highest ranked New Zealand university in the 2010 QS World University Rankings, having been ranked 68th worldwide. The university boasts of some big names as its alumni with people like Philippa Boyens, Academy Award-winning screenwriter, Vincent Cheng, Chairman of HSBC, David Lange, former Prime Minister of New Zealand among many others.
University of Otago
The University of Otago in Dunedin is New Zealand’s oldest university. The university has New Zealand’s highest average research quality and in New Zealand is second only to the University of Auckland in the number of A rated academic researchers it employs. It topped the New Zealand Performance Based Research Fund evaluation in 2006. The University of Otago has ten libraries. In 2010 QS World University Rankings ranked Otago 135th overall in the world, making it the second highest ranked university in New Zealand.
University of Canterbury
The University of Canterbury is New Zealand’s second-oldest university, operates its main campus in the suburb of Ilam in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. In 2010 QS World University Rankings ranked the University of Canterbury 189th overall in the world, making it the third highest ranked university in New Zealand. Its individual global subject rankings were: 212th in Arts & Humanities, 110th in Engineering & IT, 242nd in Natural Sciences, and 152nd in Social Sciences.
Victoria University of Wellington
Victoria University of Wellington has a strong research focus and was established in 1899 making it among the oldest universities in New Zealand.It is particularly well known for its programmes in law, the humanities, and some scientific disciplines, but offers a broad range of other courses as well.
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The alumni of this University range from politicians to artists and great scientists.
Massey University is one of New Zealand’s largest universities with approximately 36,000 students, 20,000 of whom are extramural students. Massey University is the only university in New Zealand offering degrees in aviation, dispute resolution, and veterinary medicine. The University has campuses in Palmerston North (sites at Turitea and Hokowhitu), Wellington (in the suburb of Mount Cook) and Auckland (at Albany).Massey offers most of its degrees extramurally within New Zealand and internationally. It has the nation’s largest business college.