Education System in New Zealand

Universities in New Zealand

University education was established in New Zealand in 1870 and has a similar tradition to the British university system. There are eight state-funded universities in New Zealand, all of them internationally respected for their academic and research performance. In addition to a centrally co-ordinated system of quality assurance audits at both institution and programme level, each Institution undertakes internal quality checks.

All New Zealand universities offer a broad range of subject in Arts, Commerce and Science. Each has developed its own specialist subjects such as Medicine, Engineering, Veterinary Science, Computer Studies, Agriculture and Environmental Studies.

There are 8 universities and few exceptionally reputed institutes of technology, polytechnics, private institutes, namely:

  • University of Auckland
  • University of Waikato
  • Massey University
  • Victoria University of Wellington
  • Lincoln University
  • Auckland University of Technology
  • University of Canterbury
  • University of Otago
  • Manukau Institute of Technology
  • Waikato Institute of Technology
  • UNITEC
  • Wellington Institute of Technology
  • Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki
  • Eastern Institute of Technology
  • Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology
  • Otago Polytechnic
  • Pacific International Hotel Management School
  • Design and Arts College
  • Auckland Institute of Studies – St. Helens
  • Universal College of Learning
  • Academic College Group

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