UC maintains top world ranking
Canterbuy University has maintained a top three per cent ranking among the world's universities, despite two years of earthquake chaos.
The university sits at number 221 in the QS World University Rankings.
Its College of Engineering is ranked 134th in the world and the College of Science is among the top 200.
Vice-Chancellor Dr Rod Carr said it was ''remarkable'' the university had maintained its position in the top three per cent following the February 2011 earthquake.
"Today we have 13,000 students, 1900 staff and 600 courses for this semester and applications to our halls of residence for 2013 are clearly up on the last two years," he said.
''We have built 15,000 square metres of student learning and faculty space in Kirkwood and Dovedale Villages and we are remediating other buildings as we go while the Undercroft has become the new central hub for students to gather.''
QS interviewed more than 33,000 academics and 16,00 graduate employers worldwide to compile the results.
Cambridge University in Britain comes in at number 1 in the world ranking.
Other NZ universities highly ranked
University of Auckland - 83
Otago University - 133
Victoria University of Wellington - 237
Massey University - 308
University of Waikato - 374
- © Fairfax NZ News
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