In 2009, the Programme for International Student Assessment, published by the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD), ranked New Zealand 7th best at science and reading in the world, and 13th in maths.
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London-based think tank The Legatum Institute goes further. Its 2012 Prosperity Index survey of 142 countries rates New Zealand No.1 in world for education.
New Zealand has eight universities located in Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, and in Hamilton. When it comes to institutes for technology, 18 institutes of technology and polytechnics are located in all the leading cities and in main centres as well. There are also 600 private training establishments, including English language schools, located across the country.