All 8 Uni's are ranked in the worlds top 500 (3%)

Benefits of working in New Zealand

New Zealand is a research and teaching hub with eight Universities across the country, providing a diverse range of opportunities for academics, researchers and teachers looking for both career development and a rich work life balance in one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

The universities employ around 27,000 researchers between them and play a prominent part in the New Zealand research environment. The research and teaching functions of the universities are required to be closely interdependent and they are expected to meet international standards of research. Over $500m a year is generated through the commercialisation of university research conducted in New Zealand.

New Zealand universities are committed individually and collectively to delivering high-quality teaching and learning that is of benefit to individuals and New Zealand as a whole. This is demonstrated by the 43,000 students who graduate from university in New Zealand each year, with 91% at bachelor’s degree level and above.

New Zealand Higher Education snapshot:

  • 8 Universities
  • Over 175k students
  • Approx 20,000 full-time staff
  • All 8 Universities ranked in the top 500 globally (3%)

New Zealand Facts:

  • Capital City: Wellington
  • Population: 4.7 million
  • Government: Unitary parliamentary democracy, constitutional monarchy
  • Currency: New Zealand Dollar ($NZD)
  • Main Languages: English & Maori

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New Zealand Universities

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