Lincoln University boosts its performance in the latest world university rankings

03 September 2021 | News

Lincoln has boosted its performance in the Times Higher Education rankings for 2022, placing in the 501-600 band in the global rankings, and ranking 5th equal in New Zealand.

The increase was welcomed by Lincoln University Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Bruce McKenzie.

“As New Zealand’s only land-based university and the smallest, Lincoln provides teaching, learning and research of the very highest quality, ” Professor McKenzie said.

“The achievement reflects our commitment to advancing education, research and technologies that will help solve the grand challenges for the land-based sector in Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond.”

The University increased its scores in all five categories, including an increase in citation scores reflecting the number of times the University’s academic research is acknowledged or cited by other researchers globally. Research, teaching, industry income categories also featured increased scores, while the international outlook measure remains the strongest indicator, currently ranked 28th globally.

“We believe that great learning and growth are realised through generating impactful applied research, delivering industry-leading study programmes, offering state of the art modern learning environments and deep global connections, collaborations and partnerships.

“Our vision is to be a globally ranked, top five land-based university and seeing the rise is gratifying,” Prof McKenzie said.

 The rankings include more than 1,600 institutions across 99 countries, making them the largest and most diverse university rankings to date.