Research at Auckland
The University of Auckland recognises research and research-led teaching as primary responsibilities of its academic staff, and places value on fostering, publishing and disseminating research of the highest international quality.
The University of Auckland's Missions, Goals and Strategies statement reflects this strong emphasis on the importance of quality research. By 2012, the University aims to:
- achieve 800 masters and 500 doctoral completions per annum
- provide enhanced support for research activities by doubling external research income from its level in 2005 to $270M per annum - more than $100 million per annum more than in 2007
- achieve a PBRF ratio of A:B:C:R rated researchers working at the University of 20:50:22:8
- develop large-scale research institutes of excellence.
As the leading research university in New Zealand, The University of Auckland is committed to the quality and excellence of all its degree courses, including its graduate and doctoral programmes. Masters and doctoral degrees are offered in the traditional disciplines, as well as a broad range of emerging cross-disciplinary subject areas. The University of Auckland has world-class academic staff, extensive library resources, excellent research facilities and state-of-the-art information technology.
Research topics being investigated at the University are very diverse and include arts, business, creative arts, education, engineering, law, medical and health sciences, science and theology. More information about our research activities is available on the page Structure of our research.
At The University of Auckland, a great deal of effort goes into discovering answers to questions you may wonder about. We do this through research. To find out what some of our researchers are doing at the University, visit Research works wonders
Postgraduate students also make significant contributions to The University of Auckland's research activities while studying for higher degrees.
Each year the University offers several summer research scholarships for students who have completed at least two years of their undergraduate degree. For further information, please see summer research scholarships.
In this section you’ll also find:
See how research is run.
Structure of our research
Learn about research in our faculties, institutes, centres and units.
Find an expert
The University offers expert advice in any number of research areas.
Faculties, institutes, campuses and library
- Faculty of Arts
- Business School
- National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Engineering
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences
- Faculty of Science
- Liggins Institute
- Auckland Bioengineering Institute
- Libraries and Learning Services
- More information...