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University of Otago

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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Founded in 1869, Otago is New Zealand’s first University.

In the almost 150 years since, Otago has prided itself on being a research-led University with an international reputation for excellence. It is ranked 173 in the 2015/16 QS World University Rankings and in the top 100 in nine subject areas.

It received a Five Stars Plus QS Stars University rating in 2016.

Most undergraduate and postgraduate study takes place on the Dunedin campus, but the University also has Schools of Medicine and Health Sciences in Wellington and Christchurch, which are home to many leading medical researchers.

Otago offers more than 190 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across four divisions:

Health Sciences

Sciences

Humanities

Otago School of Business

It also offers a Summer School, International School and Distance Learning programmes.

This institute is rated 5+ Stars based on 8 categories.
Research
Employability
Teaching
Facilities
Internationalization
Innovation
Specialist Criteria
Inclusiveness
159
2014
=173
2015
169
2016
  • 51.30
    Overall Score
  • 57.9
    Academic Reputation
  • 45
    Employer Reputation
  • 52.8
    Citations per Faculty
  • 100
    International Faculty
  • 67.9
    International Students
8
2015
12
2016
  • 81.30
    Overall Score
  • 64.6
    Academic Reputation
  • 72.5
    Employer Reputation
  • 96.5
    Citations per Paper
  • 85.6
    H-index Citations
60
2014
64
2015
  • 77.20
    Overall Score
  • 81.5
    Academic Reputation
  • 85.5
    Employer Reputation
  • 77.6
    Citations per Paper
  • 66.7
    H-index Citations
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
1,337
International
802

Number of students

18,422
Postgraduate 17%
Undergraduate 83%

Number of international students

3,823
Postgraduate 28%
Undergraduate 72%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.

25 Undergraduate Courses

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75 Postgraduate Courses

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