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International rankings, accreditations and associations


Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings

Highlights

  • Ranked in the top 300 universities in the world
  • 5 stars plus rating
  • 19th in the world for veterinary science
  • 34th in the world for agriculture

2021 QS broad subject area rankings

  • Arts & Humanities - Top 100
  • Life Sciences & Medicine - Top 400
  • Social Sciences Management - Top 350

2021 QS specific subject rankings

  • Veterinary Science – 19th
  • Agriculture and Forestry – 34th
  • Art & Design – Top 100
  • Communications and Media Studies - Top 150
  • Education – Top 200
  • Accounting & Finance – Top 200
  • Geography - Top 200
  • Economics & Econometrics – Top 300
  • Environmental Sciences – Top 250
  • Psychology – Top 250
  • Sociology – Top 250
  • Biological Sciences – Top 400
  • Business & Management Studies – Top 300
  • Engineering: Chemical – Top 400
  • Mathematics – Top 400
  • Computer Science and Information Systems – Top 500
  • Engineering: Electrical Engineering – Top 500
  • Chemistry – Top 600
  • Physics & Astronomy - Top 600
  • Nursing - Top 150

Shanghai Ranking

Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021

  • Agricultural Sciences: 1st in New Zealand, top 200
  • Biotechnology: 1st equal in New Zealand, top 300
  • Business Administration: 1st in New Zealand, top 150
  • Communication: 1st in New Zealand, top 200
  • Political Sciences: 1st equal in New Zealand, top 400
  • Veterinary Sciences: 1st in New Zealand, top 75
  • Biological Sciences: 2nd equal in New Zealand, top 500
  • Economics: 2nd equal in New Zealand, top 400
  • Environmental Science & Engineering: 2nd equal in New Zealand, top 500
  • Food Science & Technology: 2nd in New Zealand, top 75
  • Management: 2nd equal in New Zealand, top 500
  • Nursing: 2nd in New Zealand, top 150
  • Geography: 3rd equal in New Zealand, top 300
  • Clinical Medicine: 4th in New Zealand, top 500
  • Ecology: 4th equal in New Zealand, top 300
  • Education: 4th in New Zealand, top 300
  • Public Health: 4th in New Zealand, top 300
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management: 5th equal in New Zealand, top 150
  • Earth Sciences: 6th in New Zealand, top 500 

THE

Times Higher Education

Times Higher 2021 Impact ranking results

  • Overall - 2nd in New Zealand, 37th in the world
  • SDG1 – No Poverty, 2nd in New Zealand, 61st equal in the world
  • SDG2 – Zero Hunger, 1st in New Zealand, 18th in the world
  • SDG3 – Good Health and Wellbeing, 3rd in New Zealand, 83rd in the world
  • SDG4 – Quality Education, 3rd in New Zealand, top 300
  • SDG5 – Gender Equality, 3rd in New Zealand, 46th equal in the world
  • SDG6 – Clean Water and Sanitation, 1st in New Zealand, 4th in the world
  • SDG7 – Affordable and Clean Energy, 3rd in New Zealand, 30th in the world
  • SDG8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth, 3rd in New Zealand, 22nd equal in the world
  • SDG9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, 2nd in New Zealand, top 200
  • SDG10 – Reduced Inequalities, 5th in New Zealand, top 200
  • SDG11 – Sustainable Cities and Communities, 2nd in New Zealand, 20th equal in the world
  • SDG12 – Responsible Consumption and Production, 4th in New Zealand, 100th in the world
  • SDG13 – Climate Action, 1st in New Zealand, 31st in the world
  • SDG14 – Life Below Water, 3rd in New Zealand, 45th in the world
  • SDG15 – Life on Land, 5th in New Zealand, 77th equal in the world
  • SDG16 – Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, 5th in New Zealand, top 200
  • SDG17 – Partnership for the Goals, 2nd in New Zealand, 33rd in the world


Accreditations & associations

Online and distance

College of Creative Arts

  • Ranked second in the Asia Pacific for design concept by global design agency Red Dot
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) - the first art and design school outside of North America to be awarded ‘Substantial equivalency’ by the US accreditation body
  • The Fab Lab is Australasia’s first digital fabrication laboratory affiliated to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US

College of Health

  • Asia Pacific Association for Social Work Education (APASWE)
  • International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW)
  • Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (UK)
  • Nursing Council of NZ
  • New Zealand Dietitians Board
  • Social Workers Registration Board

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • New Zealand Planning Institute
  • New Zealand Psychologists' Board
  • Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand
  • New Zealand Speech Language Therapists Association

    College of Sciences

    • American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
    • Australasian Veterinary Boards Council
    • Canadian Veterinary Medical Association
    • Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport
    • Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS)
    • Chartered Quality Institute
    • Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia and New Zealand
    • Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
    • Institute of IT Professionals NZ (IITP)
    • Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand
    • NZ Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NZIQS)
    • Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
    • The Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS)
    • The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
    • The Washington Accord for Engineering through the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ)

    Massey Business School

    • Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (ACEJMC)
    • Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute of New Zealand
    • Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools (AAPBS)
    • Association of MBAs (AMBA)
    • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
    • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
    • Chartered Financial Analyst Institute (CFA) Program Partner
    • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
    • Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand
    • CPA Australia (Certified Practising Accountants)
    • Institute of Financial Advisors
    • Property Institute of New Zealand
    • Real Estate Institute of New Zealand
    • Royal Aeronautical Society
    • The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
    • SAS certification
    • Valuers Registration Board