Lincoln University lifts performance in world university subject rankings

28 October 2022 | News

Lincoln University has achieved pleasing results in the 2023 Times Higher Education (THE) World University By Subject Rankings.

The University has further built on the improvements made in its 2023 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings (released on 12 October).

In the Life Sciences subject area, Lincoln has placed second-equal among New Zealand universities for the second year running, while jumping to first-equal in the sub-subject of Agriculture and Forestry, placing second-equal in the sub-subject of Biological Sciences and second-equal in the sub-subject of Sports Science.

Lincoln’s second-equal ranking in Agriculture and Forestry is a significant improvement on the 2021 result, which ranked the University fifth in New Zealand.

Overall, Lincoln remains in the 201-250 global band for Life Sciences.

Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Professor Jim Morton, said the University’s rise up the Life Sciences subject rankings is a great achievement for the Faculty, and recognises the outstanding contributions, both locally and globally, of Lincoln’s specialist land-based education and research programmes.

In the subject area of Business and Economics, Lincoln moved up a level into the 251-300 global band, and is now ranked fifth of the New Zealand universities; a considerable improvement on its eighth placing in 2021.

Dean of the Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce, Professor Hugh Bigsby, said: “This is a great result, particularly given we are a relatively small, focused business school. It is pleasing to see the continued growth in citations, research and international outlook that have contributed to the Business and Economics subject ranking.”

In the subject area of Social Sciences, Lincoln achieved a ranking of fourth-equal in New Zealand.

Dean of the Faculty of Environment, Society and Design, Professor Roslyn Kerr, said that Lincoln’s ranking in the social sciences highlights the increasing importance of social science research within the land-based sector.

“Many land-based issues, such as climate change, are heavily affected by the behaviour of individuals and groups, so the input of social science is crucial to resolving some of the world’s most pressing problems.”

New Lincoln University Provost, Professor Chad Hewitt, said the 2023 By Subject Rankings represented a pleasing result for the University and an endorsement of its long-term strategy.

“Our 2023 world subject rankings, particularly our advancement relative to other New Zealand institutions, clearly demonstrates that Lincoln University is delivering on our vision to be a globally-ranked land-based university.”

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