Professor Bruce McKenzie

More success for Lincoln

by Mike Isle

Lincoln University has again come out on top in one of the leading national research quality measures.

The Tertiary Education Commission’s newly released Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) results put Lincoln first in the measure of average quality scores of active researchers for each postgraduate and final year undergraduate student.

“It means at Lincoln, you have the highest probability of being taught or supervised by a high-ranking researcher,” acting vice-chancellor Professor Bruce McKenzie said.

Lincoln also led that measure during the last PBRF assessment in 2012.

“The PBRF rankings are a great result for Lincoln University. Our overall quality evaluation score increased by 30 per cent, our ‘A’ scores by 23 per cent and our ‘B’ scores went up 40 per cent.

“That is due to researchers publishing in higher quality publications and improved research impact.”

Professor McKenzie said the results also highlighted Lincoln strengths in land-based disciplines.

“The university’s focus on the land-based sectors is clearly evident in the data reported. We have demonstrated continued strength in the areas of agriculture and primary production, biological sciences and environmental management, and natural sciences; well supported by social sciences, management and marketing. Food and health is also a steadily growing sector for Lincoln University,” he said.