Story: Research institutions

PBRF rankings

The Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) is how the government allocates research funding to universities. Every six years each university is ranked according to a number of criteria and given a score, which determines the level of funding each institution receives for the next period. In 2013 the quality scores of all institutions markedly increased over their ratings in 2010, and the rankings had changed, with Victoria University of Wellington marginally ahead of the others.

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Simon Nathan, 'Research institutions - Universities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/44974/pbrf-rankings (accessed 18 February 2019)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 22 Oct 2014