Leading with the world’s best – New Zealand’s top-ranked sport and exercise sciences programme in terms of research and employer reputation
The 2022 QS World University rankings confirm that Otago is New Zealand's leading university in sport-related teaching and research. Otago's rank of 15th makes it the only New Zealand university in the top 30 and it also has a 5-star rating. The 15th place global ranking makes SPESES the top-ranked department, across all divisions, at any New Zealand university.
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It's not just our people – the experts in their fields and passionate students – but also the places we teach and learn: Otago Harbour, Fiordland, Stewart Island, Antarctica and the Pacific that mean our students leave here with highly sought-after skills and experiences.
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