Department of Statistics

Our large department offers a broad spectrum of statistics teaching and research. We are recognised internationally for our strong statistics education and as the birthplace of the statistical computing programme R.

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We offer a full range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, covering a broad spectrum of statistical subject areas.

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Professor Chris Wild

Our internationally recognised scholars are committed to teaching and to producing high-quality research.

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Statistics alumna Priya says she couldn’t wait to get started learning at University and would attend random lectures just to satisfy her curiosity.

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Our staff are engaged in a variety of internationally recognised and ground-breaking research ranging from statistical computing to statistics education.

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Discover some of the exciting research happening in the Department with our selection of interviews from early-career and up-and-coming academics.

Statistics graduate Nishita Balamuralikrishna, works as a data analyst.

Meet our graduates and find out where their Statistics degree has taken them.

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Find links to useful statistics tools, websites and organisations in New Zealand and around the world.

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Statistics student

Join us for our annual Statistics Teachers' Day, which covers statistics at all levels of the secondary school curriculum.

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R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. It runs on a wide variety of UNIX platforms, Windows and MacOS.

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Statistics news

Keep up to date with the latest Science and Statistics news.

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Search for upcoming public events in the Faculty of Science.

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View important notices about scholarship opportunities, competitions and more.

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