18 May 2016

NZ universities ranked 16th in the world

12:37 pm on 18 May 2016

A ranking of university systems in 50 countries has put New Zealand in 16th place.

The QS Higher Education System Strength ranking was based on four factors, including the ease of access to a university place in each country and how well their universities did in quality rankings.

The United States was given top place, followed by the United Kingdom and Germany.

Australia was placed fourth.