Lincoln moved ahead of Massey University for the first time, rising a place to sixth in the national rankings.
It is also now among the top 60 in the International Student Ratio section of the Rankings, highlighting Lincoln’s appeal to students from around the world.
Lincoln is now ranked globally at 317, continuing its upward trajectory.
The news is welcomed by Lincoln University Chancellor Steve Smith, and comes on the back of the release of the University’s 2017 Annual Report last week, which shows a S7.4 million surplus for Lincoln.
“We have the goal of being one of the world’s top universities in Agriculture, and among the top overall in New Zealand, and to see that rise already happening locally is gratifying,” Mr Smith said.
“The Annual Report reinforces we are on the right track financially and the QS ranking shows that we have a positive international profile which is attractive to students.
“Last week we also launched one of first initiatives, a big-picture drive to look at how we use land and to ask if we could be more productive while safeguarding our eco-sytems and natural environment.
“Everything is pointing to a bright future for Lincoln.”