Key statistics

International reputation


The University of Auckland is the highest ranked New Zealand university in the main world university rankings systems.

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  • 81st in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings (QS Rankings)
  • 165th  in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings (THE rankings)
  • In the 151-200 band for the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
  • Placed 27th in the Reuters Top 75: Asia's Most Innovative Universities rankings
  • In the 51-60 group for the QS Employability Ranking

The University scored the highest possible rating of Five Stars Plus in the QS Stars University Ratings, with maximum five-star ratings in each of the areas evaluated: teaching, employability, research, internationalisation, facilities, innovation, access and discipline rankings and accreditations. QS Stars

More on the University's rankings.

 

National reputation


The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s largest research organisation with more than 13,000 staff and postgraduate students involved in fundamental and applied research. It generates around $230 million in annual research revenue. In the New Zealand Government’s assessment of research output and quality, the Performance Based Research Fund (PBRF), we are the top performer in all three PBRF component areas: Research Quality Evaluation, Research Degree Completions and External Research Income. In the most recent (2012) evaluation, the University of Auckland:

  • Had 35% of the top rated researchers in the whole country
  • Gained 33% of the funding based on research degree completions and 36% of the funding based on external research income
  • Gained 31% of the funding overall, thereby confirming its position as the nation’s premier research institution

More on the University of Auckland's Research.

More on the University's PBRF results.

TEC Quality Evaluation report 2012  

 

Staff and student statistics


University statistics on staff and student numbers, qualification completions, and international students for 2011-2016 are available below. Key facts and figures about staff and students are published in the University's Annual Report.

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University of Auckland key statistics 2011-2016 (41.0 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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University staff information - SMR and DSS reports


Strategic Management Reports (SMR) and the Decision Support System (DSS) are the University's central strategic reporting systems, providing curated strategic information about enrolments, admissions and many other areas of business. MicroStrategy (for SMR) and Hyperion Interactive Reporting (for DSS) are used as the core toolsets to provide this information.

Access to information related to SMR and DSS - SMR and DSS (University Staff only)

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