National ranking

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s pre-eminent research-led institution as noted in the Government’s latest Performance-Based Review Fund (PBRF) report:

  • Largest number of research degree completions in New Zealand
  • Highest level of research income of any New Zealand university, winning 30 percent of the nation’s research fund
  • Home to 33 percent of the country’s A-rated researchers – the most of any New Zealand university.
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PBRF summary of findings
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The Performance Based Research Fund (PBRF)

This is how the New Zealand Government assesses research output and quality, and allocates research funding to tertiary institutions. Three measures determine how the funding is apportioned: i) Quality evaluation.  ii) Research degree completions. iii) External research income. In the latest round in 2006 The University of Auckland had 200 of the 600 A-rated researchers in the country.

Staff and student statistics


University statistics on staff and student numbers, qualification completions, and international students for 2009-2013 are available below. Key facts and figures about staff and students are published in the University's Annual Report.

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Key statistics - University of Auckland
University of Auckland key statistics 2010-2014 (36.6 kB, PDF)

The Key Statistics archive contains similar data for previous years.

More on Statistics and Planning at the University of Auckland.

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