Tertiary Education - Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) quality evaluation results for universities 2003–2018

Ministry of Education


Source: Tertiary Education Commission.
This data illustrates Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) quality evaluation results for universities.
Only university data is presented here as participation of TEOs in the other sub-sectors has varied over time. University data includes colleges of education.
The 2006 quality evaluation was a partial round, where staff who had already participated in the 2003 quality evaluation did not have to submit a new evidence portfolio.

Category A = the researcher is conducting highly original or innovative research recognised as being of world class standard
Category B = a researcher whose work is original or innovative, recognised in New Zealand or elsewhere, esteemed by the academic community beyond the researcher's own institution
Category C = meaning the researcher applies existing methodologies, acknowledged by peers as having a sound research base. NE means new and emerging. There was no C(NE) category for new and emerging researchers in the 2003 quality evaluation.

Data calculation/treatment

Data have been rounded to the nearest 5 to protect the privacy of individuals.


Doctoral degrees include PhDs and other doctorates but exclude higher doctorates.

Data provided by

Ministry of Education

Dataset name

Tertiary Education Research: Research Performance 2020



How to find the data

At URL provided, select 'Research Performance' Excel file.

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Tertiary Education Research: Research Performance 2020

From the dataset Tertiary Education Research: Research Performance 2020, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: RSP.1
  • Range: D5:L40
  • Provided: 324 data points

Dataset originally released on:

August 2020

About this dataset

This dataset includes statistics relating to the nature and amount of research undertaken in tertiary education.