Most of New Zealand’s universities have continue to slide further down a major international league table after again failing to be placed in the world’s top 50 universities.
The QS World University Rankings 2010/2011 have just been published. No New Zealand university made it to the top 50 and only one was placed in the top 100.
The University of Cambridge topped this year’s list. United States colleges dominated the top 50 with 21 entries, the UK 8, Australia 5; Japan Canada and Hong Kong each had 3.
New Zealand was beaten out of the top 50 by another four countries also in the region- S.Korea, Hong Kong, China and Singapore, all of whom had one university listed.
The only New Zealand university to improve was Victoria University of Wellington, which moved up 4 places to 225.
New Zealand’s rankings in the top 500 in 2010 (previous year in brackets)
University of Auckland 68 (61)
University of Otgao 135 (125)
University of Canterbury 189 (188)
Victoria University of Wellington 225 (229)
Massey University 302 (299)
University of Waikato 316 (314)
Auckland University of Technology was not placed in the overall rankings
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