UC shines in PBRF results

On Tuesday, the Tertiary Education Commission released the 2018 Performance-based Research Fund (PBRF) results.

The results are an assessment of research over the past six years, and were an excellent indication of how the University has performed – and thrived – since the Waitaha Canterbury earthquakes.

The results reinforce UC’s position as a strong, research-led institution which, in the face of strong competition for student numbers, has continued to focus on core disciplines while nurturing research capabilities.

The University ranked in the top three in over half of the subject areas assessed, receiving an overall AQS(S) ranking of third in Aotearoa New Zealand.

UC ranked first in four subject areas*.

  • Ecology, evolution and behaviour
  • Marketing and tourism
  • Political science, international relations and public policy
  • Public health

*UC ranked first in three subject areas in 2012

UC ranked second in five subject areas:

  • Agriculture and other applied biological sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering and technology
  • Foreign languages and linguistics
  • Music, literary arts and other arts

UC ranked third in six subject areas:

  • Law
  • Economics
  • Management, human resources, industrial relations and other businesses
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Visual arts and crafts

While the University excels in multiple subject areas, only areas with more than seven funded FTEs can be reported on.

Congratulations to all Colleges, Schools and Departments recognised in this year’s results.

For more on the 2018 PBRF results, click here>