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New Zealand universities ranked among the best in the Asia-Pacific region

Victoria University of Wellington also makes it into the top 100.

New Zealand universities have been ranked among the best in a new analysis of the Asia-Pacific region.

The Times Higher Education has released its first Asia-Pacific University Ranking, analysing universities throughout 38 nations in East Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania.

Each of New Zealand's eight universities made the top 200. 

The University of Auckland, New Zealand's largest tertiary institution, has been ranked 24th out of 200 of the best universities in the Asia-Pacific region.

The University of Auckland came out on top from New Zealand, coming in as the 24th highest ranked university.

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The University of Otago in Dunedin, the oldest university in New Zealand, ranked in 31st place.

The University of Otago was the second highest-ranked New Zealand university, in 31st place. 


The University of Canterbury and Victoria University of Wellington closely followed in 54th and 58th place, respectively.

AUT University was the only New Zealand university to miss out on a place in the top 100, coming in at number 101.

Christchurch's own University of Canterbury was the third-highest ranked New Zealand university, coming in 54th place.

National University in Singapore was the highest-ranked university, followed by Peking University in China, with University of Melbourne in third place. 

Japan was the most-represented nation, with 69 universities featured on the list.

The Times Higher Education rankings list the top 980 universities in the world from a list of more than 16,000 institutions each year. 

Universities are ranked based on a range of performance indicators, including teaching and learning environment, research, citations, international outlook and industry income.


University of Auckland: 24th 

University of Otago: 31st

University of Canterbury: 54th

Victoria University of Wellington: =58th

Lincoln University: 71st

University of Waikato: 78th

Massey University: 85th

Auckland University of Technology: 101st.