The University of Auckland’s Times Higher Education Ranking has fallen below the Top 200 for the frirst time since the rankings began in 2004. Previously ranked 165th in 2016, the University is now between 201-250, unranked within this bracket. This now places the University of Auckland and the University of Otago equal for education according to the rankings. The rankings are determined by surveys that ask academics about the reputations for teaching and research. The Times rankings also have a strong emphasis on citations also. There are now concerns that this drop in ranking may deter students from entering New Zealand universities, particularly international students, seeking a higher education.