University of Waikato

This University is committed to delivering a world-class education and research portfolio, providing a full and dynamic university experience, distinctive in character, and pursuing strong international links to advance knowledge.


Our university stands proudly on the world stage as an institution that provides a future-focused international education and plays an active part in global research. Our rankings are a reflection of our strengths as a university.

We are proud to be in the top 1.1% in the world in the latest QS World University Rankings — we've jumped 100 places in just four years, a reflection of our ability to challenge, inspire and prepare our students to lead change. Our research is also ranked highest in New Zealand for quality and impact, tackling issues of national and global importance.

Our strengths in Security; Indigenous; Health, Sport and Human Performance; Environment and Agri have made a particular contribution to our our enhanced reputation.

QS ranks universities across a range of areas including reputation, research, teaching, employability and internationalisation.

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