Message from the Vice-Chancellor

Vice-Chancellor Nov 2014
Stuart McCutcheon, Vice-Chancellor.

Since its founding in 1883, the University of Auckland has grown to become New Zealand's flagship, research-led university, known for the excellence of its teaching, its research, and its service to local, national and international communities.

We have more than 40,000 students of whom 11,000 are postgraduate and 6,000 are international.  Our research programmes range across all disciplines and we are world leaders in such fields as cancer drug development, inductive (wireless) power transfer and computational physiology.

 As we look to the future one thing is certain – knowledge will be a key resource and will be highly sought-after within New Zealand and around the world. Our challenge is to help to generate ideas that will benefit society, and to educate and train people to work in fields where they will be valued both for their specialised knowledge, and for their ability to research, communicate and solve problems.

To meet these challenges we need to build on the alliances and collaborative partnerships the University has established with business, government, and other research institutions.

 It is equally important we keep close to our wider communities of interest within New Zealand and internationally. This will help to ensure the on-going relevance of our academic programmes and the continued excellence of our teaching, learning and research.

To find out more about the University’s history, our teaching and research strengths, our diverse networks and our vibrant, cosmopolitan campuses download the University of Auckland Profile 2015-2016 below.

We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Auckland.

Professor Stuart McCutcheon
Vice-Chancellor