4 TOP 300 UNIVERSITY RANKING
19,500 HE STAFF
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. Rated as the UK Telegraph travel section readers favourite country for the fourth consecutive year makes this a great place to live and work.
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The universities 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.
The biennial Research and Development Survey, conducted in 2016 by Statistics New Zealand NZ jointly with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), showed that the universities are responsible for one-third of New Zealand’s expenditure on research and development. The universities conduct the majority of the fundamental research that is integral to innovation and the development of new products and processes.
In addition, the universities are home to the majority (65%) of the country’s researchers, as the following figures from the 2016 survey show.
All of the universities have established commercialisation entities to capitalise on the fast-growing research outputs of the universities. Today the results of our eight universities’ efforts to commercialise their research outputs amount to a business worth over $500 million a year.