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World rankings

Find out where Massey is ranked in the world rankings for universities, sustainability development goals, and subjects.

World university rankings

QS top 300 universities in the world

Massey is ranked 292nd in the world by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).

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QS 5+ star rating

Massey has a 5+ star rating in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) world university rankings.

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World-class subjects

QS subject rankings

2 subjects in top 30 in the world

Veterinary Science and Developmental Studies are ranked in the top 30.

4 subjects ranked in the top 100 for the QS subject rankings

Veterinary Science, Agriculture and Forestry, Development Studies and Communication and Media Studies.

5 top rankings in New Zealand

Art and Design, Veterinary Science, Agriculture and Forestry, Development Studies and Communication and Media Studies.

QS subject ranking
Subject 2023 QS ranking
Veterinary Science 28
Development Studies 29
Agriculture and Forestry 60
Communication and Media Studies 51-100
Art and Design 101-150
Nursing 101-150
Geography 101-150
Architecture/Built Environment 151-200
Accounting and Finance 201-250
Education 201-250
Psychology 251-300
Sociology 251-300
Environmental Sciences 301-350
Business and Management Studies 301-350
Economics and Econometrics 301-350
Engineering - Chemical 351-400
Biological Sciences 401-450
Chemistry 451-500
Computer Science and Information Systems 601-650

2 top 100 subjects in the Shanghai rankings

Veterinary Sciences, and Food Science and Technology.

3 subjects ranked top in New Zealand

Veterinary Sciences, Communication and Agricultural Sciences.

20 subjects in latest rankings

Overall, we were ranked in 20 subjects in the latest Shanghai Subject Rankings.

Shanghai subject rankings
Subject 2022 Shanghai ranking
Veterinary Sciences 42nd
Food Science and Technology 51-75
Communication 101-150
Nursing 101-150
Agricultural Sciences 151-200
Hospitality and Tourism Management 151-200
Sports Science 151-200
Business Administration 201-300
Ecology 201-300
Education 201-300
Geography 201-300
Biotechnology 301-400
Economics 301-400
Political Sciences 301-400
Public Health 301-400
Chemistry 401-500
Computer Science and Engineering 401-500
Electrical and Electronic Engineering 401-500
Management 401-500
Psychology 401-500

Red Dot Design Ranking 3rd in Asia Pacific

Massey's Toi Rauwhārangi – College of Creative Arts do exceedingly well in the Red Dot Design Rankings. This year’s results placing Massey in the top three universities in Asia Pacific for the eighth year in a row.

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CEO magazine global MBA rankings

Tier One Global MBA ranking

We were the only New Zealand university with a Tier One Global MBA ranking in 2023.

9= for Global EMBA

In 2023 we were ranked 9th equal in the world for our Executive Master of Business Administration.

11th for online MBA

We were ranked 11th globally for our online Master of Business Administration in 2023.

Commitment to Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs)

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Times Higher Education Impact Rankings

Massey has a strong commitment to achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and is ranked 86th in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings

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Times Higher Education Impact rankings - Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
UN Sustainable Development Goals 2023 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings
Overall 86=
SDG1 – No Poverty 101-200
SDG2 – Zero Hunger 101-200
SDG3 – Good Health and
SDG4 – Quality Education 301-400
SDG5 – Gender Equality 35
SDG6 – Clean Water and
SDG7 – Affordable and
Clean Energy
SDG8 – Decent Work and
Economic Growth
SDG9 – Industry,
Innovation and Infrastructure
SDG10 – Reduced
SDG11 – Sustainable
Cities and Communities
SDG12 – Responsible
Consumption and Production
SDG13 – Climate Action 101-200
SDG14 – Life Below Water 101-200
SDG15 – Life on Land 94
SDG16 – Peace, Justice
and Strong Institutions
SDG17 – Partnership for
the Goals