About University of Otago:

The University of Otago is a collegiate university located in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand. The university was created by a committee led by Thomas Burns, and officially established by an ordinance of the Otago Provincial Council in 1869. The university accepted its first students in July 1871, making it the oldest university in New Zealand and third-oldest in Oceania. Between 1874 and 1961 the University of Otago was a part of the federal University of New Zealand, and issued degrees in its name. The university is divided into four academic divisions: Division of Humanities, Division of Health Sciences, Division of Sciences, School of Business. For external and marketing purposes, the Division of Commerce is known as the School of Business, as that is the term commonly used for its equivalent in North America. Historically, there were a number of schools and faculties, which have now been grouped with stand alone departments to form these divisions. In addition to the usual university disciplines, the University of Otago Medical School (founded 1875) is one of only two medical schools in New Zealand (with component schools in Dunedin, Christchurch and Wellington); and Otago is the only university in the country to offer training in Dentistry. Other professional schools and faculties not found in all New Zealand universities include Pharmacy, Physical Education, Physiotherapy, Medical Laboratory Science, and Surveying. It was also home to the School of Mines, until this was transferred to the University of Auckland in 1987. Theology is also offered, traditionally in conjunction with the School of Ministry, Knox College, and Holy Cross College, Mosgiel.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
World University Rankings 288 323 297 287 272 277 273 294 301 304 289 299 298 321 311

By Fields

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agriculture 179 190 155 163 217 164 175 186 180 196 210 213 230 255
Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Life Sciences 281 240 225 251 252 225 237 243 245 259 266 254 286 249
Medicine 205 220 191 176 178 173 183 190 200 180 176 173 180 191
Natural Sciences - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Social Sciences 216 168 191 151 178 159 141 179 188 169 188 171 176 182

By Subjects

Subject 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Agricultural Sciences 238 217 216 248 225 237 232 170 159 164 172
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - 223 231 231
Chemistry - - - - - - 451-500 451-500 451-500 451-500 -
Chemical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Civil Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - 190 191 199
Computer Science - - - - - - - - - - -
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - 294 - -
Electrical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Environment / Ecology 149 153 151 152 153 170 182 198 222 240 223
Geosciences 160 132 146 196 183 153 173 185 221 265 273
Immunology - - - - - - - - 219 226 217
Materials Science - - - - - - - - - - -
Mathematics - - - - - - - 451-500 401-450 401-450 451-500
Mechanical Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
Microbiology - - - - - - - - 234 239 193
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - 295 279
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - 198 204 200
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - 251 182 173 212 241 222 191 212 218 205
Physics - - - - - - - - - - -
Plant & Animal Science 155 167 140 165 256 206 209 269 243 279 274
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - 85 92 98
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - 141 144 166
Space Science - - - - - - - - - - -
Energy Science & Engineering - - - - - - - - - - -
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