Lincoln University increases global rank for second year running

09 June 2022 | News

Te Whare Wānaka o Aoraki Lincoln University rose four places to 368th of 2462 participating institutions in the latest QS World University Rankings, and retained its global position in the top 26% of universities.

The 2023 ranking is based on data supplied in 2021 across six weighted performance indicators: Academic Reputation, Employer Reputation, Faculty Student Ratio, Citations per Faculty, International Faculty Ratio and International Students Ratio, and two non-weighted indicators: Employment Outcomes and International Research Network.

Lincoln University’s strongest indicator is the International Faculty Ratio which measures the proportion of faculty members who are international, and signals the University’s strong international appeal to academic staff. The University placed 47th globally.

Another key indicator contributing to the University’s global reputation is its score for Citations per Faculty, which increased by 30%, demonstrating a continuing upward trend.

Introduced into the performance indicators for the first time in 2023, the unweighted Employment Outcomes score of 93.6% reflects the high level of employability of Lincoln University’s students, and underlines its position as the university with the highest employment rate in Aotearoa.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Grant Edwards said the University’s improved overall performance was very pleasing, especially given the additional 124 institutions joining the QS World University Rankings for 2023.

“As a specialist land-based university, we are focused on delivering outstanding teaching and research, and in shaping graduates who will make a significant contribution to the important sectors of Agriculture, Horticulture, Tourism and Conservation in Aotearoa and globally.

“The further lifting of our international ranking reflects the dedication and capability of our academic staff in providing research and teaching of the highest quality despite the continuing pandemic-related restrictions and border closure.

“Our goal is to foster a vibrant, inclusive and inspirational campus life, where our tauira are supported to develop into future leaders who will apply their education and experience gained at Lincoln University to make a positive impact on land-based communities worldwide.

“Our excellent results from the 2023 QS Rankings and high scores in key performance indicators shows that we are delivering on that goal.”

Over the last nine years Lincoln University has moved up 113 places in the QS World University Rankings, while the number of participating institutions increased by 1662.

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