New Zealand universities ranked among the best in the Asia-Pacific region
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 came out on top from New Zealand, coming in as the 24th highest ranked university.
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.
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.
HOW NEW ZEALAND STACKED UP IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC RANKINGS (OUT OF 200):
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.