Waikato University continues to climb the world rankings, with data released today putting the institute at its highest ranking ever.
The 2012-2013 UK-based Times Higher Education rankings of the world's universities has put Waikato at 302, up from 318 last year.
Waikato University vice-chancellor Professor Roy Crawford said the new ranking was a solid achievement.
''As we look ahead to celebrating 50 years since our 1964 founding, it is pleasing to see all our hard work gaining international recognition.
''As a relatively young university we are competing very strongly with universities that have had hundreds of years to establish their international reputations.''
The 16-place climb was the best improvement by any New Zealand university.
"If you consider that the Times Higher Education is reviewing about 5000 universities around the world, this is a strong endorsement of the work Waikato staff are doing to deliver internationally benchmarked and highly regarded teaching and research,'' Prof Crawford said.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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