University history

When Auckland University College opened in May 1883, the Governor of New Zealand, Sir William Jervois spoke of the significance "of placing the advantages of a university within the reach of every man and woman of Auckland ...and that for all time".

  • People

    Find out more about the students, academics and staff who've made the University what it is today.

  • Places

    The University was the site of much of New Zealand's earliest settlement. Now we have many historic buildings on campus.

  • The Arts

    Find out about the history of the University's work in the Arts.

  • Science

    Find out more about our history of scientific research and achievement.

  • Media

    University News and Ingenio archives