Lincoln University increases its global rank

09 June 2021 | Corporate News

Lincoln University has risen 15 places year on year to 372 out of the world’s 1300 best universities according to the newly released QS World University Rankings 2022 and ranks in 6th position in New

The University ranks 15 of 65 among the world’s universities classified as small, up six places from last year.

The overall improved performance is welcomed by Lincoln University Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Bruce McKenzie.

“We are delighted with the increase and to be considered among the world’s best universities, especially given an additional 145 institutions joined the QS World University Rankings for 2022,” Prof McKenzie said.

“Lincoln University is a specialist land-based university, and New Zealand’s smallest university.

“The achievement reflects the perseverance of our academic staff in providing research and teaching of the highest quality despite a year of unparalleled COVID-19 challenges, including border restrictions preventing international students from entering the country, and fluctuations between alert levels”.

Over the longer term, Lincoln University continues to show a positive trend, moving up 109 places since 2014 to its new global rank. 

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

The QS World University Rankings 2022 assess six key indicators including academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty-student ratio, citations per faculty, international faculty, and international students.