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Computer Science and Information Systems among top subjects in the world

The University of Waikato has announced ten of its subjects have been recognised as some of the best in the world.

The subjects have been ranked in the top 200 in the world by rankings organisation Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).

QS was founded in 1990 and has established itself as a leading global provider of specialist higher education and careers information and solutions.

Last year the university had five subjects ranked in the top 150 but the latest rankings now have 10 in the top 200 and another, modern languages, in the top 250.

Computer Ccience and Information Systems at the University of Waikato, is one of the best subjects provided in the world, according to the QS ranking system.

Business and Management Studies was also recognised as being one of the most important subjects globally.

The other subjects that made the rankings were: Law, Education, Economics and Econometrics, Linguistics, Accounting and Finance, Communications and Media Studies, Geography, and Sociology.

Neil Quigley, University of Waikato vice-chancellor professor, says the subjects are from a range of faculties and highlight the breadth of quality education on offer.

“We work hard to ensure the subjects we teach, we teach very well,” he says.

Having twice as many subjects ranked as last year shows the ongoing commitment of staff to constantly improve on what they do, he says.

Quigley says many of the ranked subjects are among the most popular at the University and students will be encouraged to know the education they are receiving is world class.