The University of Otago is clearly New Zealand's top-ranked university for research once all four of the average-quality measures in the 2012 Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) Quality Evaluation are taken into account. The PBRF is the New Zealand Government's formal tertiary institution research performance assessment. The Tertiary Education Commission's interim report on the 2012 PBRF Quality Evaluation contains a rich and detailed view of the research performance of Tertiary Education Organisations (TEOs), research strengths in different subject areas, and the performance of individual Nominated Academic Units (NAUs) within TEOs. Every year, the University of Otago welcomes international students from over 90 different countries around the world. We pride ourselves on the high level of student support offered, both by staff within International Office and by other Student Services at Otago. As well as welcoming students who come to study for either a semester or their full degree, we are also committed to ensuring Otago students have the opportunity to include an international experience in their studies, through the Student Exchange Programme. With some of the top universities in the world as partners, the University of Otago takes seriously its role as a leading research university in the international arena.