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Massey University ranked 4th in New Zealand, 486th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 50% across 214 research topics. Massey University ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 37,696 academic publications and 825,720 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 177 notable alumni.

Ranking Category
#486 of 14,131 In the World
#25 of 59 In Oceania
#4 of 8 In New Zealand
#31 of 1,920 For Animal Science
#35 of 1,734 For Veterinary
#54 of 3,483 For Nutrition and Food Science
#909 of 7,446 For Alumni Impact
#564 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top50% For 211 other topics

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Biology rankings

Massey University ranked 3rd for Biology in New Zealand and 449th in the World with 22,670 publications made and 594,192 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Genetics, Paleontology, Botany, Agricultural Science.

Biology ranking Location
#3 of 8 In New Zealand
#16 of 54 In Oceania
#449 of 6,663 In the World

Massey University
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Biology publications Biology citations
1990 160 1371
1991 191 1493
1992 178 1745
1993 195 1913
1994 230 2173
1995 245 2296
1996 277 2527
1997 260 2670
1998 268 2917
1999 279 3486
2000 363 3937
2001 320 4294
2002 380 5050
2003 342 5769
2004 482 6423
2005 515 7404
2006 584 8988
2007 637 10847
2008 699 12666
2009 644 14608
2010 761 16810
2011 837 19052
2012 804 22419
2013 836 25036
2014 828 27532
2015 928 29166
2016 976 30569
2017 1036 33591
2018 953 33598
2019 1036 39535
2020 1230 46666
2021 1504 62245
2022 1211 57900

The following table provides academic rankings for Massey University in various areas of Biology.

Biology subfield New Zealand ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Animal Science 1 1 31
Nutrition and Food Science 1 2 54
Forestry 1 6 84
Agricultural Science 1 7 110
Horticulture 2 9 202
Zoology 3 15 206
Evolutionary Biology 2 12 219
Botany 3 14 285
Paleontology 3 15 291
Microbiology 3 12 310
Biotechnology 3 11 362
Entomology 4 21 400
Biophysics 3 12 415
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 4 24 451
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 3 17 468
Virology 3 16 473
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 6 31 494
Biochemistry 3 12 502
Genetics 3 16 533
Astrobiology 4 17 545
Toxicology 4 18 553
Immunology 3 19 629
Neuroscience 4 26 637
Molecular Biology 3 16 698
Pharmacology 3 20 713
Oncology and Cancer research 3 27 1031
Nanotechnology 5 25 1138

Environmental Science rankings

Massey University ranked 3rd for Environmental Science in New Zealand and 338th in the World with 19,681 publications made and 460,754 citations received. Main research topics: Ecology, Geology, Geography and Cartography, Paleontology, Agricultural Science.

Environmental Science ranking Location
#3 of 8 In New Zealand
#19 of 53 In Oceania
#338 of 6,683 In the World

Massey University
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Environmental Science publications Environmental Science citations
1990 132 931
1991 150 959
1992 148 1133
1993 144 1265
1994 161 1456
1995 200 1545
1996 225 1781
1997 242 1737
1998 217 2030
1999 250 2494
2000 284 2815
2001 290 3090
2002 321 3598
2003 319 4252
2004 394 4846
2005 450 5673
2006 491 6862
2007 551 8436
2008 603 9782
2009 537 11287
2010 662 13438
2011 724 15325
2012 703 17688
2013 715 20193
2014 750 22039
2015 801 23664
2016 848 24172
2017 940 26531
2018 864 26828
2019 953 32313
2020 1097 37833
2021 1454 51135
2022 1132 47454

The following table provides academic rankings for Massey University in various areas of Environmental Science.

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences rankings

Massey University ranked 4th for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in New Zealand and 429th in the World with 19,462 publications made and 351,391 citations received. Main research topics: Political Science, Sociology, Law, Philosophy, History.

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences ranking Location
#4 of 8 In New Zealand
#25 of 54 In Oceania
#429 of 6,939 In the World

Massey University
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Liberal Arts & Social Sciences publications Liberal Arts & Social Sciences citations
1990 109 462
1991 105 434
1992 84 540
1993 122 632
1994 106 679
1995 148 669
1996 173 887
1997 196 909
1998 177 1086
1999 216 1193
2000 302 1585
2001 270 1869
2002 303 2215
2003 314 2511
2004 387 3201
2005 488 3847
2006 508 4824
2007 599 6095
2008 647 7468
2009 567 8873
2010 704 10085
2011 772 11987
2012 745 13785
2013 705 15820
2014 757 17176
2015 804 18417
2016 938 18673
2017 1052 20744
2018 941 21573
2019 960 25566
2020 1112 31053
2021 1556 43346
2022 1184 39722

The following table provides academic rankings for Massey University in various areas of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.

Chemistry rankings

Massey University ranked 3rd for Chemistry in New Zealand and 538th in the World with 16,118 publications made and 471,240 citations received. Main research topics: Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Materials Science, Nutrition and Food Science, Physical chemistry.

Chemistry ranking Location
#3 of 8 In New Zealand
#17 of 52 In Oceania
#538 of 6,327 In the World

Massey University
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Chemistry publications Chemistry citations
1990 120 1188
1991 147 1362
1992 133 1538
1993 138 1655
1994 172 1860
1995 170 2004
1996 229 2208
1997 181 2289
1998 199 2517
1999 202 3120
2000 251 3338
2001 231 3581
2002 263 4088
2003 235 4650
2004 306 5093
2005 350 5853
2006 383 6944
2007 472 8398
2008 484 9604
2009 471 11240
2010 559 12930
2011 584 14543
2012 575 17115
2013 630 19319
2014 623 21210
2015 685 22688
2016 671 24008
2017 734 26032
2018 684 26139
2019 734 30675
2020 853 35852
2021 979 47360
2022 857 44432

The following table provides academic rankings for Massey University in various areas of Chemistry.

Chemistry subfield New Zealand ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Nutrition and Food Science 1 2 54
Biochemical Engineering 1 7 200
Petrology and Geochemistry 4 18 234
Biochemistry 3 12 502
Environmental Chemistry 3 21 551
Organic Chemistry 3 15 588
Computational Chemistry 2 18 636
Polymer science and Plastics engineering 2 15 638
Materials Science 4 23 708
Chemical Engineering 2 20 723
Physical chemistry 4 21 736
Inorganic Chemistry 4 25 869
Radiochemistry 3 16 900
Pharmacy 6 23 998
Nanotechnology 5 25 1138

Medicine rankings

Massey University ranked 3rd for Medicine in New Zealand and 522nd in the World with 15,333 publications made and 357,142 citations received. Main research topics: Pathology, Public Health, Psychiatry, Immunology, Anatomy and Physiology.

Medicine ranking Location
#3 of 8 In New Zealand
#22 of 53 In Oceania
#522 of 6,552 In the World

Massey University
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Medicine publications Medicine citations
1990 87 647
1991 101 747
1992 107 837
1993 94 844
1994 142 1027
1995 167 1105
1996 127 1114
1997 159 1322
1998 157 1397
1999 189 1686
2000 235 2015
2001 198 2271
2002 233 2906
2003 229 2737
2004 304 3413
2005 342 3998
2006 370 4990
2007 383 6159
2008 452 7214
2009 404 8372
2010 492 9942
2011 567 11191
2012 565 13225
2013 565 15101
2014 583 16186
2015 643 17694
2016 714 18479
2017 778 20800
2018 719 20878
2019 755 24536
2020 916 30011
2021 1091 41210
2022 977 38788

The following table provides academic rankings for Massey University in various areas of Medicine.

Medicine subfield New Zealand ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Veterinary 1 4 35
Social Work 2 11 99
Epidemiology 3 14 235
Respiratory Therapy 3 12 244
Public Health 3 21 276
Healthcare Management (MHA) 3 25 306
Sports / Exercise science 4 29 311
Gerontology 3 22 315
Occupational Therapy 5 26 321
Nursing 3 26 340
Physical Therapy 4 27 377
Clinical Psychology 4 25 386
Sports Medicine 4 27 400
Health Science 3 30 419
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 5 28 450
Virology 3 16 473
Optometry 3 23 487
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 6 31 494
Anatomy and Physiology 3 17 498
Anesthesiology 3 17 513
Pathology 3 22 545
Toxicology 4 18 553
Psychiatry 3 25 570
Immunology 3 19 629
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 3 13 653
Family medicine 3 29 657
Dentistry 4 18 661
Pediatrics 4 27 669
Orthodontics 4 20 677
Sonography and Ultrasound 3 17 681
Audiology 4 28 685
Critical Care Nursing 4 30 699
Surgery 3 24 706
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 3 23 709
Pharmacology 3 20 713
Urology 3 18 744
Biomedical Engineering 4 25 770
Dermatology 3 20 819
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 3 25 834
Cardiology 3 25 839
Forensic Science 7 37 854
Ophthalmology 3 27 868
Pharmacy 6 23 998
Oncology and Cancer research 3 27 1031

Engineering rankings

Massey University ranked 4th for Engineering in New Zealand and 582nd in the World with 14,742 publications made and 352,894 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Metallurgical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Electrical Engineering.

Engineering ranking Location
#4 of 8 In New Zealand
#22 of 52 In Oceania
#582 of 6,555 In the World

Massey University
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Engineering publications Engineering citations
1990 98 661
1991 101 747
1992 95 814
1993 109 939
1994 129 1069
1995 134 1069
1996 169 1333
1997 157 1250
1998 172 1491
1999 162 1756
2000 226 1936
2001 210 2136
2002 259 2454
2003 215 2872
2004 303 3193
2005 362 3743
2006 433 4615
2007 496 5922
2008 519 7032
2009 473 8151
2010 549 9586
2011 555 11222
2012 549 12906
2013 545 14889
2014 570 16622
2015 610 17920
2016 629 18553
2017 738 20210
2018 612 20401
2019 697 24141
2020 779 28855
2021 989 38854
2022 745 36614

The following table provides academic rankings for Massey University in various areas of Engineering.

Computer Science rankings

Massey University ranked 5th for Computer Science in New Zealand and 550th in the World with 12,939 publications made and 267,911 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Neuroscience, Telecommunications, Computer Networking.

Computer Science ranking Location
#5 of 8 In New Zealand
#26 of 52 In Oceania
#550 of 6,597 In the World

Massey University
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Computer Science publications Computer Science citations
1990 63 302
1991 62 288
1992 50 411
1993 78 464
1994 68 526
1995 114 538
1996 119 623
1997 114 703
1998 140 886
1999 144 935
2000 223 1191
2001 191 1261
2002 247 1580
2003 213 1736
2004 289 2177
2005 374 2612
2006 416 3350
2007 443 4239
2008 516 5033
2009 435 6211
2010 483 6720
2011 540 7902
2012 510 9357
2013 509 10484
2014 494 11728
2015 512 12752
2016 523 12998
2017 652 14619
2018 636 15691
2019 604 18235
2020 711 22017
2021 936 30939
2022 707 29279

The following table provides academic rankings for Massey University in various areas of Computer Science.

Physics rankings

Massey University ranked 4th for Physics in New Zealand and 656th in the World with 12,774 publications made and 304,630 citations received. Main research topics: Quantum and Particle physics, Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Acoustical Engineering.

Physics ranking Location
#4 of 8 In New Zealand
#24 of 52 In Oceania
#656 of 6,484 In the World

Massey University
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Physics publications Physics citations
1990 88 741
1991 104 781
1992 104 892
1993 100 927
1994 140 1166
1995 107 1145
1996 155 1397
1997 140 1344
1998 147 1584
1999 148 1788
2000 191 1900
2001 184 2108
2002 235 2377
2003 174 2798
2004 264 3016
2005 311 3460
2006 367 4254
2007 450 5422
2008 430 6211
2009 422 7389
2010 496 8378
2011 509 9499
2012 485 10948
2013 470 12377
2014 481 13887
2015 490 14790
2016 557 15109
2017 637 16729
2018 521 17325
2019 586 19778
2020 656 23228
2021 811 31818
2022 582 28997

The following table provides academic rankings for Massey University in various areas of Physics.

Physics subfield New Zealand ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Biophysics 3 12 415
Astrobiology 4 17 545
Astrophysics and Astronomy 5 22 549
Atomic and Molecular physics 3 13 553
Acoustical Engineering 5 24 611
Materials Science 4 23 708
Quantum and Particle physics 4 24 741
Nuclear Physics 4 22 762
Theoretical Physics 5 23 779
Optical Engineering 5 27 865
Applied/Engineering Physics 4 25 873
Condensed Matter Physics 5 22 952
Nanotechnology 5 25 1138

Psychology rankings

Massey University ranked 3rd for Psychology in New Zealand and 476th in the World with 8,705 publications made and 170,275 citations received. Main research topics: Social Psychology, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Education Majors, Child Psychology.

Psychology ranking Location
#3 of 8 In New Zealand
#24 of 52 In Oceania
#476 of 6,353 In the World

Massey University
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Psychology publications Psychology citations
1990 55 178
1991 44 190
1992 40 264
1993 49 288
1994 58 320
1995 77 391
1996 70 395
1997 83 485
1998 74 604
1999 101 605
2000 132 794
2001 110 820
2002 132 998
2003 142 1098
2004 199 1482
2005 228 1734
2006 227 2179
2007 277 2870
2008 275 3420
2009 234 4152
2010 273 4710
2011 349 5375
2012 344 6278
2013 320 7356
2014 293 8192
2015 331 8635
2016 404 8785
2017 474 9763
2018 437 9835
2019 448 11795
2020 530 14751
2021 728 21187
2022 570 19352

The following table provides academic rankings for Massey University in various areas of Psychology.

Psychology subfield New Zealand ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Social Work 2 11 99
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 2 14 178
Education Majors 4 22 201
Special Education 2 22 236
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 6 29 262
Sexology 6 24 308
Occupational Therapy 5 26 321
Social Psychology 5 25 330
Child Psychology 5 29 386
Clinical Psychology 4 25 386
Psychiatry 3 25 570
Cognitive Science 5 25 579
Neuroscience 4 26 637

Business rankings

Massey University ranked 3rd for Business in New Zealand and 302nd in the World with 8,115 publications made and 143,848 citations received. Main research topics: Management, Finance, Marketing, Accounting, Management Information Systems.

Business ranking Location
#3 of 8 In New Zealand
#22 of 52 In Oceania
#302 of 6,002 In the World

Massey University
Business Publications & Citations

Year Business publications Business citations
1990 30 77
1991 31 103
1992 22 105
1993 53 151
1994 55 212
1995 65 177
1996 88 263
1997 78 249
1998 64 327
1999 98 343
2000 133 486
2001 123 508
2002 158 688
2003 154 789
2004 177 1082
2005 240 1329
2006 240 1697
2007 285 2250
2008 284 2699
2009 256 3211
2010 307 3776
2011 344 4250
2012 304 5237
2013 291 5742
2014 332 6481
2015 303 6983
2016 358 6709
2017 426 7312
2018 397 7641
2019 395 9179
2020 453 11447
2021 695 17205
2022 475 15795

The following table provides academic rankings for Massey University in various areas of Business.

Mathematics rankings

Massey University ranked 4th for Mathematics in New Zealand and 510th in the World with 7,507 publications made and 143,401 citations received. Main research topics: Statistics, Math Teachers, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Applied Mathematics, Actuarial Science.

Mathematics ranking Location
#4 of 8 In New Zealand
#25 of 52 In Oceania
#510 of 6,132 In the World

Massey University
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Mathematics publications Mathematics citations
1990 28 116
1991 28 103
1992 35 149
1993 37 209
1994 33 219
1995 45 225
1996 54 275
1997 62 306
1998 78 422
1999 86 415
2000 112 475
2001 102 533
2002 119 636
2003 123 832
2004 182 970
2005 229 1259
2006 223 1638
2007 276 2170
2008 245 2555
2009 260 3181
2010 306 3501
2011 286 4232
2012 301 4929
2013 274 5591
2014 304 6292
2015 325 6885
2016 339 7006
2017 407 7511
2018 392 8123
2019 351 9584
2020 453 11727
2021 571 17137
2022 421 16158

The following table provides academic rankings for Massey University in various areas of Mathematics.

Mathematics subfield New Zealand ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Math Teachers 6 23 221
Actuarial Science 2 16 279
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 4 22 414
Statistics 4 24 520
Applied Mathematics 4 23 767
Operations Research 6 27 799
Blockchain and Cryptography 7 32 1146

Economics rankings

Massey University ranked 3rd for Economics in New Zealand and 251st in the World with 6,676 publications made and 122,660 citations received. Main research topics: Development Studies, Finance, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Investment Banking and Stock trading, Political Economy.

Economics ranking Location
#3 of 8 In New Zealand
#22 of 52 In Oceania
#251 of 5,789 In the World

Massey University
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Economics publications Economics citations
1990 29 51
1991 27 91
1992 21 77
1993 35 129
1994 39 163
1995 39 143
1996 49 209
1997 49 176
1998 61 240
1999 85 253
2000 84 329
2001 93 379
2002 99 490
2003 118 603
2004 142 760
2005 169 923
2006 187 1143
2007 219 1592
2008 210 1980
2009 213 2367
2010 287 2850
2011 278 3336
2012 248 3983
2013 228 4802
2014 275 5345
2015 263 5574
2016 313 5526
2017 388 5860
2018 342 6252
2019 350 7445
2020 409 9277
2021 590 14084
2022 417 12790

The following table provides academic rankings for Massey University in various areas of Economics.

Economics subfield New Zealand ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Investment Banking and Stock trading 1 12 142
Development Studies 3 23 207
Agricultural Economics 4 18 251
Actuarial Science 2 16 279
Finance 2 17 284
International Trade 3 18 324
Political Economy 6 26 344
Environmental Economics 3 20 357
International Relations and Diplomacy 5 27 395
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 4 22 414
International Economics 3 18 442

Art & Design rankings

Massey University ranked 5th for Art & Design in New Zealand and 359th in the World with 3,954 publications made and 54,213 citations received. Main research topics: Fashion Design, Literature, Aesthetics, Multimedia, Creative Writing.

Please note that our approach to subject rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science research profiles.

Art & Design ranking Location
#5 of 8 In New Zealand
#27 of 51 In Oceania
#359 of 5,426 In the World

Massey University
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Art & Design publications Art & Design citations
1990 17 62
1991 27 93
1992 15 87
1993 22 108
1994 16 114
1995 27 113
1996 41 151
1997 36 183
1998 39 189
1999 36 230
2000 70 304
2001 66 257
2002 76 427
2003 65 384
2004 91 458
2005 92 595
2006 141 762
2007 129 972
2008 152 1196
2009 102 1431
2010 139 1506
2011 185 1890
2012 152 2113
2013 159 2469
2014 136 2633
2015 146 2830
2016 179 2789
2017 212 3146
2018 189 3061
2019 171 3904
2020 211 4644
2021 304 6776
2022 202 6233

The following table provides academic rankings for Massey University in various areas of Art & Design.

Art & Design subfield New Zealand ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Creative Writing 5 25 239
Game Design and Development 4 21 239
Multimedia 4 19 250
Music 5 18 269
Aesthetics 5 26 319
Literature 6 27 350
Graphic Design 4 22 352
Fashion Design 3 23 358
Computer Graphics 3 11 364
Entertainment Industry Business 5 28 422
Performing arts 6 30 463
Singing and Vocal Performance 4 25 477
Art History 6 28 477
Cinematography 6 32 543
Animation 3 19 554
Photography 7 31 602
UX/UI Desgin 5 27 603
Architecture 6 28 740
Interior Design 7 35 745
Landscape Architecture 6 35 818
Painting and Drawing 4 27 847
Sculpture 4 27 847
Illustration and Concept Art 6 32 856