New Zealand has been deemed one of the world’s best destinations for international students and teachers to pursue tertiary studies.
Five of our eight universities have been named in Times Higher Education list of the top 50 international universities.
Auckland University and Canterbury University have been jointly ranked at 19.
Universities New Zealand chair Professor Roy Crawford says they have known for some time that New Zealand universities work well with other universities around the world.
“This is the first time that there’s been a world ranking with internationalisation and it’s very pleasing that we’ve done so well.”
Professor Crawford says it’s a huge achievement, especially when you consider there are 17,000 universities worldwide.
As one of the world’s most geographically isolated countries, and with one of the lowest funding per student for OECD countries, he says we are always having to work hard to maintain a strong profile overseas.