World-class teaching and research recognised in latest QS subject rankings

Thursday 23 March 2023

The university has five subjects ranked first in New Zealand, four of which are in the top 100 worldwide, in the 2023 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Subject Rankings.

Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa Massey University continues to climb in QS subject rankings.

Last updated: Thursday 23 March 2023

The university’s position as one of the world leaders in veterinary science continues, with the subject ranking 28th globally. Massey’s strength in agriculture has continued, with the university ranking 60th worldwide in this subject.

Development studies continues to excel, moving up 16 positions on last year’s rankings to now be ranked 29th globally.

Professor Regina Scheyvens, who teaches the subject, says, “We are delighted to receive this recognition for the work we do with our students, partners and research participants to make social justice and sustainability a focus of development in the Pacific and all around the globe.”

The Development Studies team, from left: Dr Apisalome Movono, Dr Samantha Gardyne, Associate Professor Rochelle Stewart-Withers, Associate Professor Gerard Prinsen, Dr Sharon McLenna, Dr Maria Borovnik and Professor Regina Scheyvens.

Communications and media studies also maintains its ranking in the top 100 worldwide, while art and design, nursing and geography are in the top 150. Architecture and built environment feature in the top 200 worldwide.

In the New Zealand context, Massey ranks first in arts and design, agriculture, veterinary science, development studies and communications and media studies.

Subjects across all five faculty areas – arts and humanities, engineering and technology, life sciences and medicine, natural sciences and social sciences and management – are ranked for 2023.

Provost Professor Giselle Byrnes says the university’s continued good performance in QS subject rankings is great to see.

“To be ranked in the top 100 universities in the world for any subject is a significant achievement, so to have four subject areas ranked, including two in the top 30, is outstanding. This confirms our pursuit of excellence in teaching, our world-class research outputs and our strong global reputation.”

The 2023 QS World University Rankings examined 1,594 universities worldwide across 54 subjects and five broad faculty areas. Universities are evaluated according to five metrics: academic reputation, employer reputation, citations per paper, H-index and International Research Network.

More information on the rankings is available here.

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