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8 Universities

All eight New Zealand universities rank among the top 500 in the world

QS world ranking:
New Zealand vs China

University of Auckland                   68  

University of Otago                       206       

Massey University                         239 

Victoria University of Wellington     241  

University of Waikato                    250   

University of Canterbury                256  

Lincoln University                          362  

Auckland University of Technology  407  


Fudan University                                         50

Shanghai Jiao Tong University                      51

Wuhan University                                       194

Tongji University                                          216

Harbin Institute of Technology                       256

Beijing Normal University                             272

Sichuan University                                       355

Shandong University                                    360

Xiamen University                                        392

University of Science and Technology Beijing  436

8 National Universities

​8 National Universities

University of Auckland

  • Founded in 1883, it is New Zealand's largest comprehensive research university in the world that engages in teaching and research and has the most majors;

  • Ranked as the TOP 1 most influential university in the world in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings in 2019 and 2020;

  • Education, English Language and Literature, Philosophy, Psychology, Mathematics, Civil and Structural Engineering, Accounting and Finance, Anthropology, Development Studies, Modern Languages, Nursing, Business Management, Statistics and Operations Research at the University of Auckland It ranks among the top 50 in the world in 18 disciplines including science, anatomy and physiology, sports-related disciplines, geography, and archaeology.

University of Otago 

  • Founded in 1869, it is located in Dunedin, New Zealand's South Island. It is the oldest and first university in New Zealand. Its campus is recognized as one of the 16 most beautiful campuses in the world. It has 10 libraries and a total collection of books. It is the largest in the Southern Hemisphere;

  • Famous for its medical profession, it has the first medical school in New Zealand and excellent dental and surveying schools. The international ranking of this profession is among the top 10.

  • At the same time, it is the only comprehensive university in New Zealand that can provide majors in consumer and applied sciences, dentistry, human nutrition, pharmacy, sports, physical therapy and surveying.

Massey University 

  • Founded in 1927, it is New Zealand's only national university with campuses in three distinctive cities in New Zealand's North Island: Palmerston North, known as the "City of Students", Wellington, the capital and creative cultural center of New Zealand, and Auckland, New Zealand's industrial and commercial center;
  • Excellent in academic research in business, art, engineering, aviation, veterinary and agricultural sciences, engineering, etc.; among them, veterinary science, ranked 19th in the world; agriculture and forestry, ranked 29th in the world; art and design, ranked in the top 100 in the world ; Communication and Media Studies, ranked 100-150 in the world; Nursing, top 101-150.

  • In 2020, it launched Australasia's first master's program on the Sustainable Development Goals, and plans to launch a new professional course on climate action in 2024. As a result, it also achieved a gratifying score of 58th in the world in terms of sustainability indicators.

  • Ranked first in New Zealand for the international research network indicator;

  • Ranked 157th globally in terms of graduate employment outcomes;

Victoria University of Wellington

  • Founded in 1897, it is located in the capital Wellington, which ranks second among the world’s most livable cities and is known as the Hollywood of the Southern Hemisphere;
  • 12 subjects are among the top 100 in the world in the QS World University Rankings;
  • Featured majors: Law, top 50 in the world; Business School is one of the world's elite business schools, and has obtained Triple Crown certification; Service and Tourism Management: ranked 28th in the world; World-renowned architectural design, digital media design and film (the world's top film and television production company Joint training); education, media, linguistics; chemistry, biology (Nobel Prize winner); software engineering, artificial intelligence, network security (leading global scientific research projects)
  • It has more A-level researchers than other New Zealand universities in eight disciplines including earth sciences, political science, international relations and public policy.

University of Waikato

  • The University of Waikato was founded in 1964 and is known as the "Harvard University of the Southern Hemisphere";
  • There are 2 campuses in Hamilton and Tauranga, covering an area of 65 hectares - the largest campus in New Zealand;
  • It is a research-led comprehensive university that enjoys a high reputation in the world. Its research quality and influence rank 72nd in the world - the top 5% in the world; it was certified as a "QS Five-Star University" in 2016. Its School of Management is one of the elite management schools in the world, with Triple Crown certification (top 1% globally);
  • Eight disciplines, including management, law, education, computer science, and humanities, are ranked in the top 300 in the world in the QS World University Rankings;

University of Canterbury

  • Founded by scholars from the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge, it is New Zealand's second-oldest famous research university and the first five-star university in New Zealand certified by the QS World University Rankings.
  • The only member of the Global Engineering Education Exchange Program (GlobalE3);
  • Member of New Zealand’s only International Academic Alliance for the 21st Century (AC21);
  • Christchurch is the largest city on New Zealand's South Island.
  • It is composed of five colleges: College of Arts, College of Business and Law, College of Education, Health and Human Development, and College of Engineering and Science.
  • Each college offers a major ranked in the top 150 in the QS rankings, with civil engineering ranked in the top 1% in the world;
  • 19 courses are ranked among the top 200 in the world.

Lincoln University

  • Founded in 1878, it is the earliest higher education institution in the Southern Hemisphere specializing in agricultural teaching and research;
  • The campus is located in the town of Lincoln on the outskirts of Christchurch, the largest city in New Zealand's South Island (25 minutes' drive from the city center). It has 58 hectares of green and pleasant park-like campus;
  • The university with the highest teacher-student ratio in New Zealand (1:12), students can fully receive personalized guidance and help from teachers
  • The course completion rate of 90% is higher than the 15% graduate employment rate of other New Zealand universities.
  • First university in the Southern Hemisphere to offer agricultural courses
  • The first university to offer a major in landscape architecture
  • The first scientific research institution to study viticulture and winemaking in cool climate conditions

Auckland University of Technology 

  • The second largest comprehensive public university in New Zealand and the fastest growing university in New Zealand
  • It has 17 academic colleges, 60 scientific research centers, and scientific research patent incubation enterprises;
  • We have been committed to cultivating students' success, focusing on academic research, maintaining close industrial connections, maintaining close partnerships with more than 5,000 industries around the world, and conducting scientific research cooperation projects with 140 countries;
  • Global research influence and international perspective New Zealand ranks 1st,
  • Ranked 32nd in the world for global research impact.
  • Ranked 27th in the world by International Vision;
  • Ranked among the top 14 young universities in the world; won the highest score in international education quality assessment;
  • World rankings for some subjects: Kinesiology 35; Hospitality and Tourism 34; Art and Design 150; Accounting and Finance 150; Business and Management 200; Media and Media 200; Economics and Econometrics 300; Electronics and Electrical Engineering 400; Computer and Information Systems 400; Mechanical, Aerospace and Manufacturing Engineering 500.
National Institutes

National Institute of Technology

  • Te Pūkenga (New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology) is New Zealand's largest skills training and vocational education institution and one of the largest polytechnics in the world. What makes it unique is that Te Pūkenga was formed from the merger of 16 original polytechnics and was officially established in 2020 to provide broader and more comprehensive education and training opportunities.

  • The college was established to integrate New Zealand's domestic vocational education system and make it more competitive and outstanding. Te Pūkenga's mission is to provide students with the practical skills and knowledge to meet the needs of the ever-changing career market. The college offers a wide range of courses covering engineering, health sciences, information technology, creative arts, business management and tourism management.

  • Te Pūkenga emphasizes the importance of practical experience and encourages students to actively participate in practical projects and internships to enhance their career competitiveness. The college has also established close ties with partners from various industries to ensure that course content is consistent with market demand and that students can quickly integrate into the work environment after graduation.

  • The New Zealand National Polytechnic has advanced campus facilities and resources located across New Zealand. The College's diverse campuses provide a learning environment adapted to the needs of diverse students. No matter what your interests and goals are, you can find learning opportunities that suit you here.

  • To sum up, Te Pūkenga is the new identity of New Zealand’s National Polytechnic and represents the future of New Zealand’s vocational education. As one of the largest polytechnics in the world, it is committed to providing students with excellent skills training and vocational education to help them realize their career dreams, while also making a positive contribution to the social and economic development of New Zealand. This is the ideal place to train future leaders and career professionals.

Private Institues

private institutes 

       New Zealand private higher education institutions are an important part of New Zealand's higher education system, providing a variety of academic and vocational training opportunities and providing students with a personalized educational experience. The following is a brief introduction to New Zealand's private higher education institutions:

  • These institutions are usually smaller and focus on providing students with an intimate educational environment. This means that students can more easily interact with faculty and staff and receive personalized academic support.

  • Private higher education institutions are flexible and diverse in their teaching methods and curriculum design. They often offer unique, specialized programs in a variety of fields, from business management to creative arts. This allows students to better pursue their interests and career goals.

  • These institutions usually excel in vocational education and training, building close links with industry partners to ensure that course content is aligned with market demand. This provides students with better employment opportunities.

  • New Zealand's private higher education institutions also focus on international education. They attract international students from all over the world, create a multicultural campus environment and promote cross-cultural communication and understanding.

     In short, New Zealand private higher education institutions play an important role in New Zealand's higher education system, providing students with a variety of academic and vocational training options. These institutions focus on students' individual needs, emphasize practical experience and connections with the industry, and provide a solid foundation for students' career development.


Primary and secondary schools

      New Zealand’s primary and secondary education is known for its high quality, innovation and focus on students’ comprehensive development. The following is a brief introduction:

1. Schooling system and levels: New Zealand’s primary and secondary education is divided into three main levels: Primary School, Intermediate School, and Secondary School. Elementary schools usually include students between the ages of 5 and 12, middle schools include students between the ages of 13 and 15, and high schools include students between the ages of 15 and 18.

2. Curriculum: Primary and secondary schools have a wide range of courses, including mathematics, science, English, social sciences, art, physical education and other subjects. The Education Department is committed to developing students' critical thinking and problem-solving skills, focusing on practical and interdisciplinary learning.

3. Multiculturalism: New Zealand's primary and secondary school students come from a variety of different cultures and backgrounds. Schools encourage respect and appreciation of multiculturalism and promote cross-cultural communication and understanding.

4. Students with special needs: New Zealand’s primary and secondary education attaches great importance to the support and care of students with special needs. The school provides special educators and resources to ensure each student receives appropriate support.

5. Extracurricular activities: Extracurricular activities are very important in primary and secondary education in New Zealand. Schools encourage students to participate in various activities such as sports, art, music, drama, etc. to cultivate their interests and skills.

6. Assessment and examinations: Students in primary and secondary schools are often assessed internally and externally to understand their academic progress and personal development. New Zealand not only relies on standardized tests, but also focuses on comprehensive assessment of students.

7. Campus facilities: New Zealand’s primary and secondary schools usually have good campus facilities, including libraries, computer laboratories, sports venues and art studios, to support students’ learning and interest development.

      Generally speaking, New Zealand’s primary and secondary education focuses on the comprehensive development of students, emphasizes critical thinking and creativity, and encourages interdisciplinary learning. The school provides a diverse curriculum and support to prepare students for the future and cultivate them to become thoughtful, creative and socially responsible citizens.

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