International Partnerships and Networks

The University of Auckland has partnerships, links and agreements with 195 institutions in 42 countries. These partnerships are important to the University and provide greater teaching, learning and research collaboration for staff and students.   

Current institutional partners

The University has active partnerships with research institutions around the world, including top universities from Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Japan, Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States among others.

The University's institutional partners can be found on the following document:

For a complete list of student exchange agreements, please visit Student Exchange Partners.

For more information, please contact the International Partnerships Administrator at


The University is a member of three international networks of research-led universities — Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), Universitas 21 (U21) and Worldwide Universities Network (WUN). These provide a strong platform for collaborative research for the University.

For more information, please contact Deborah McAllister, International Networks Coordinator.

International Central Networks and Partnerships Grant

The International Central Networks and Partnerships Grant (ICNPG), formerly known as the International Central Networks Fund (ICNF), provides central mobility funding to support University of Auckland staff in accessing the networking and collaboration opportunities presented by our srategic and network partners.

For further information on application deadlines for ICNPG, please visit the staff intranet at ICNPG.

UN-HABITAT partnership

As the first New Zealand partner university of the United Nation's Human Settlement Programme UN-HABITAT, the University of Auckland contributes to the health of our cities and their future inhabitants in New Zealand and all over the world through supporting UN-HABITAT’s mandate of promoting sustainable urban development, in line with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. The Network provides opportunities for collaboration and exchange between universities in developed and developing nations based on reciprocity and mutual benefit.

For further information on international engagement through the Habitat Partner University Network (HPUN), please visit UN-HABITAT

For information on student internships with UN-Habitat, please visit Internship Programme or Internship in Bangkok.