The University of Waikato is one of New Zealand's top leading universities, delivering a world-class education and research portfolio.

The University offers a wide range of undergraduate degrees, postgraduate diplomas, masters and higher degree programs. Students can choose from a broad range of subjects including Accounting, Agribusiness, American Studies, Anthropology, Biochemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Graphic Design, Computer Science, Creative Practices, Creative Technologies, Design Media, Earth Sciences, Education Studies, Electronic Business, and more.

The University has many research centres, including the Centre for Biodiversity and Ecology Research; Centre for Open Software Innovation; International Global Change Centre; Management Research Centre; Population Studies Centre; Text and Translation Research Unit; etc.

Ranking Profile:

- Ranked 14th in Oceania and 490th in the world (Webometrics ranking of world universities, January 2010).

- Ranked 314th among the world's best institutions in the QS World University Rankings™ 2009. It is also placed among the global top 300 for the following subjects: Social Sciences (259th), Arts & Humanities (284th).

- Waikato Management School has been rated as New Zealand's No 1 research-based business school in the tertiary rankings released in May 2007.

- Achieved a major improvement in research performance with the release of the Tertiary Education Commission's 2006 Performance-Based Research Fund Results, ranked 5th out of 41 tertiary education organisations assessed. The University achieved No. 1 ranking in ten subject areas as follows:  Accounting and finance; Chemistry; Communications, journalism and media studies; Computer science, information technology, information sciences; Ecology, evolution and behaviour; Education; Management, human resources, industrial relations, international and other business; Molecular, cellular and whole organism biology; Music, literary arts and other arts; Pure and applied mathematics.

World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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