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University of Waikato



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University of Waikato is committed to delivering a world-class education and research portfolio, providing a full and dynamic university experience, distinctive in character, and pursuing strong international links to advance knowledge.

Why study at the University of Waikato

1. Internationally recognised
The University of Waikato is a consistent climber in the most prestigious international rankings. We've risen 127 places in the QS World University Rankings in five years!

2. Waikato experience
Our campuses are bursting with life and energy. With smaller class sizes, better access to lecturers, affordable living, a wide range of support services, and with dozens of student clubs, your student experience at Waikato will be dynamic and distinctive.

3. Flexibility
Our flexible degree structures mean you can study a broad range of subjects to shape a qualification that matches your strengths and career interests and will keep your skills in demand.

4. Scholarships
We believe in rewarding success, which is why we offer hundreds of scholarships every year to our students to help fund study and study-related expenses.

5. Teaching excellence
Our students learn from award-winning lecturers and world-leading researchers who are committed to delivering you a world-class, innovative education.

6. Industry ready
Each year, we offer more than 2000 industry placements and internships. Whether you’re an undergraduate or postgraduate student, our partnerships and networks offer you a unique opportunity to embed yourself in local or international organisations as part of your learning experience.

Rankings and Reputation

QS World University Rankings 2020
•Ranked at 266= (a climb of 135 places in six years)
•Ranked 72 in the world for research quality and impact (citations per faculty) - this places us in the top 5% of all globally ranked institutions

QS Stars Five Star Rating
In July 2016 we were awarded a five star rating by QS Stars, confirming the University of Waikato's status as a world-class university with a high reputation for employment, cutting-edge facilities, internationally renowned research, and outstanding teaching and student satisfaction.

Five stars have been awarded in the categories of:
•Social Sciences and Management.

The QS Stars rating system evaluates the University across a broader range of criteria than traditional academic rankings, assessing the full university offering including student experience, satisfaction and employment outcomes.

QS Subject Rankings
Our globally ranked subject areas:
•Accounting and Finance
•Business and Management Studies
•Communication and Media Studies
•Computer Science
•Education (Top 150)
•English Language and Literature
•Environmental Sciences

Times Higher Education Rankings
•501-600 (THE) World University Rankings 2020
•Ranked in the global top 300: Social Sciences, Business & Economics and Education.

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