New Zealand University system has ranked seventh best in the world in the annual Universities 21 league table, but only after allowing for the size of the economy.
The ranking was based on factors including government spending, research, and the independence of universities to run their own affairs. Furthermore, the raw ranking put New Zealand’s eight universities in 15th place, with the United States first and Australia in the tenth position.
But adjusted for GDP per capita, New Zealand rose to seventh with Serbia leading the table, followed by the United Kingdom and South Africa, while Australia retained the tenth place.
The Universities 21 league table is one of many ranking systems. More so, it focuses on each country’s overall higher education system rather than on individual institutions. The Universities 21 report said since 2013 New Zealand had fallen six places in the raw rankings largely because the number of tertiary-qualified adults had risen faster in other countries and overtaken New Zealand’s score in that part of the measurement.
Rankings adjusted for GDP per capital
Below is a list of the world rankings in their order, from the top right to the bottom:
- United Kingdom
- South Africa
- New Zealand
New Zealand University System – Overview
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