The University of Auckland
The University of AucklandThe University of Auckland is a university located in Auckland, New Zealand. It is the largest and highest-ranked university in the country, being ranked 82nd worldwide in the 2015/16 QS World University Rankings. Established in 1883 as a constituent college of the University of New Zealand, the university is made up of eight faculties over six campuses, and has more than 40,000 students. The University of Auckland is New Zealand's leading university. It is the only one included in the Times Higher Education top 200 and it is the highest ranked New Zealand University in the QS World University Rankings and Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities. Some 35 percent of the top ranked academic researchers in New Zealand are at the University of Auckland. The University of Auckland Business School was ranked number 34 in the Universal Business Schools Ranking in 2013.
Schools and faculties
- Faculty of Arts
- Business School
- The National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries (NICAI)
- Faculty of Education and Social Work
- Faculty of Engineering
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
- Faculty of Science
The Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
The Auckland University of Technology (AUT)The Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is a university in New Zealand. It was formed on 1 January 2000 (1895 originally Auckland Technical School) when the Auckland Institute of Technology was granted university status. Its primary campus is on Wellesley Street in Auckland's Central business district (CBD). AUT has three secondary campuses: North Shore, South, and the Millennium Institute of Sport and Health (AUT Millennium Campus). For branding purposes, since 2010 the Auckland University of Technology referred to itself as AUT University and later AUT. AUT enrolled 27,299 students in 2013, including 3,101 international students from 85 countries, and 1,735 postgraduate students. 87% of students were enrolled in a bachelor's degree or higher qualification. AUT’s student population is diverse with students having a range of ethnic backgrounds including New Zealand European, Asian, Maori and Pacific Islander. Students also represent a wide age range with 37% of students being over 25. AUT University employed 2,063 full-time equivalent (FTE) staff in 2011, including both administrative and academic staff members. AUT has five faculties. These are:
- Culture and Society
- Business and Law
- Design and Creative Technologies
- Health and Environmental Sciences
- Te Ara Poutama
Massey UniversityMassey University is a university located in Palmerston North, New Zealand, Albany, New Zealand, and Wellington, New Zealand. Massey University has approximately 35,000 students, 17,000 of whom are extramural or distance-learning students. Massey University has campuses in Palmerston North (sites at Turitea and Hokowhitu), Wellington (in the suburb of Mount Cook), and Auckland (at Albany). It also has a business school accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Research is undertaken on all three campuses. More than 3,000 international students from over 100 countries study at the university. Massey University is the only university in New Zealand offering degrees in aviation, dispute resolution, veterinary medicine, and nanoscience. Massey's veterinary school is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association and is recognised in the United States, Australia, Canada, and Britain. Its agriculture programme is the highest-ranked in New Zealand, and 19th in Quacquarelli Symonds' (QS) world university subject rankings. Massey's Bachelor of Aviation (Air Transport Pilot) is an internationally recognised and accredited qualification, is the first non-engineering degree to be recognised by the Royal Aeronautical Society (1998), and has ISO9001-2000 accreditation. Website: http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/home.cfm
The University of Waikato
The University of WaikatoThe University of Waikato, informally Waikato University, is a comprehensive university in Hamilton, New Zealand, with a satellite campus located in Tauranga. Established in 1964, it was the first university in New Zealand to be designed from a blank canvas. Waikato Management School achieved Triple Crown status in 2006 by gaining accreditation from the three leading international business school accreditation bodies, AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA - only 1% of the world's business schools, 59 worldwide, have met the strict standards of all three accreditation bodies. The school's public relations undergraduate programme also gained accreditation from the Public Relations Society of America in 2009, and is currently one of only five institutions outside of the United States to have won CEPR certification. In 2011, Waikato Management School’s MBA programme for Māori leaders won AMBA’s inaugural MBA Innovation Award. The Waikato MBA is delivered in partnership with the Waikato-Tainui College for Research and Development. In 2012, the Centre for Corporate and Executive Education received re-accreditation for its MBA programme from AMBA for five years, the maximum length of accreditation available. Its full-time MBM programme also received the highly regarded AMBA accreditation, the first MBM in New Zealand to receive this honour. The University’s Bachelor of Engineering degrees are all internationally accredited by the Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand (IPENZ). The BE qualifications include 800 hours of work experience and cover chemical and biological engineering, electronic engineering, materials and process engineering, mechanical engineering, and software engineering. In 2015, the University of Waikato is ranked 338 in the world by the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds Limited) World University Rankings 2015. This sees a climb in the rankings of over 60 places from 2014 in which it was ranked 405 in the world. In 2013, the University of Waikato was ranked 46th of the universities under 50 years old in the world by UK-based Times Higher Education World University Rankings, up from 58th in 2012. Website: http://www.waikato.ac.nz/
Victoria University of Wellington
Victoria University of WellingtonVictoria University of Wellington is a university in Wellington, New Zealand. It was established in 1897 by Act of Parliament, and was a constituent college of the University of New Zealand. The university is well known for its programmes in law, the humanities, and some scientific disciplines, and offers a broad range of other courses. Entry to all courses at first year is open, and entry to second year in some programmes (e.g. law, criminology, creative writing, architecture) is restricted. Victoria had the highest average research grade in the New Zealand Government's Fund exercise in 2012, having been ranked 4th in 2006 and 3rd in 2003. Victoria has been ranked 229th in the World's Top 500 universities by the QS World University Rankings(2015), an increase of 46 from the 2014 ranking. Website: http://www.victoria.ac.nz/
The University of Otago
The University of OtagoThe University of Otago is a public university located in Dunedin, New Zealand. It is New Zealand's oldest university. The university has New Zealand's highest average research quality, and in 2006 was 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. Founded in 1869 by a committee including Thomas Burns, the university opened in July 1871. Its motto is "Sapere aude" ("Dare to be wise"). (The University of New Zealand subsequently adopted the same motto.) The Otago University Students' Association answers this with its own motto, "Audeamus" ("let us dare"). The university's graduation song Gaudeamus igitur, iuvenes dum sumus... ("Let us rejoice, while we are young") acknowledges students will continue to live up to the challenge if not always in the way intended. Between 1874 and 1961 the University of Otago was a part of the University of New Zealand, and issued degrees in its name. Otago is known for its student life, particularly its flatting, which is often in old sub-standard houses. The nickname "Scarfie" comes from the habit of wearing a scarf during cold southern winters. The architectural grandeur and accompanying gardens of Otago University led to it being ranked as one of the world's most beautiful universities by the British publications The Daily Telegraph and The Huffington Post. Website: http://www.otago.ac.nz/
The University of Canterbury
The University of CanterburyThe University of Canterbury in Christchurch is New Zealand's second oldest university. It was founded in 1873 as Canterbury College, the first constituent college of the University of New Zealand. Its original campus was in the central city, but in 1961 when it became an independent university it also began moving out of its original neo-gothic buildings, which were re-purposed as the Christchurch Arts Centre. The university now operates its main campus in the suburb of Ilam and offers degrees in Arts, Commerce, Education (physical education), Engineering, Fine Arts, Forestry, Health Sciences, Law, Music, Social Work, Speech and Language Pathology, Science, Sports Coaching and Teaching. In 2015 QS World University Rankings ranked the University of Canterbury 211th overall in the world. Besides, UC was the first in New Zealand to have been granted five stars by QS Stars. Website: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/
Lincoln UniversityLincoln University is a New Zealand university that was formed in 1990 when Lincoln College, Canterbury was made independent of the University of Canterbury. Its undergraduate study areas include agriculture, commerce, computing, engineering, environment, food, forestry, horticulture, hospitality, landscape, Māori planning, property, recreation, sciences, transport and winemaking. Lincoln University has a student population from more than 60 countries. Its primary campus is situated on 50 hectares (123 acres) of land located about 15 km (9 mi) outside the city of Christchurch in Lincoln, Canterbury. Academic Units
- Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce: accounting, business management, economics, finance, marketing and property studies.
- Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences: animal science, farm management, horticultural management, systems biology, computational modelling, food and wine science, entomology; plant pathology and crop protection; ecology, conservation and wildlife management; evolution, molecular genetics and biodiversity.
- Faculty of Environment, Society and Design: natural resources and complex systems engineering, environmental design, resource planning, transport studies, landscape architecture, Maori and indigenous planning and development, recreation management, social sciences, tourism, communication and exercise science.