New Zealand’s world-ranked university
The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university and is the only one ranked among the world’s top 200 universities by the Times Higher Education World Rankings of Universities. It is also the highest ranked New Zealand university in the QS World University Rankings and the Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities.
The University of Auckland has a strong international focus and is the only New Zealand member of Universitas 21, the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities – international consortia of research-led universities. Today more than 4,000 international students from 93 countries choose to study here, while the University’s 360° Auckland Abroad Student Exchange programme enables New Zealand students to spend one or two semesters at one of the University’s more than 90 university exchange partners around the world.
As well as being New Zealand’s top university, The University of Auckland is the country’s largest. It has a strong focus on quality with selective entry to all programmes.
The University of Auckland has the most comprehensive range of courses in the country with teaching and research conducted over eight faculties and two large-scale research institutes. There are unique opportunities for interdisciplinary studies and conjoint degrees.
The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s pre-eminent research-led institution. Of the 600 researchers in the entire New Zealand tertiary system ranked as being of top international quality in the Government’s latest Performance-Based Review Fund (PBRF) report, one-third are at The University of Auckland. This offers students unparalleled opportunities to be taught and supervised by many of the very best academics in the country.
The University of Auckland also has the largest graduate school in the country, the largest annual number of postgraduate research student completions and the highest level of research income. Graduate students are part of a large and diverse cohort in an environment of very strong support for staff and student research.
The University of Auckland has developed New Zealand’s premier research commercialisation company, Auckland UniServices Ltd. In just twenty years UniServices has grown to produce an income of over $NZ100 million per annum, far surpassing any similar operation in New Zealand and most of those in Australia. This income derives from nationally and internationally competitive sources and from the commercialisation of intellectual property developed by staff and students at the University.