Academic Ranking of World Universities

The University of Auckland
English Name: The University of Auckland
Region: Oceania
Country/Region: New Zealand
Found Year: 1883
Address: Private Bag 92019

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading tertiary institution and largest university. It spans six campuses, has the largest university library complex in New Zealand and is the only New Zealand university that has both Engineering and Medical and Health Science faculties.  This has enabled pioneering collaborations between medical and engineering researchers and resulted in the creation of the flagship Bioengineering Institute, internationally recognised for its sophisticated computer modelling of living organisms. 

The University has a wide network of international affiliations and formal agreements with 174 universities in 40 countries.  Staff are appointed from many countries and we attract high quality undergraduate and postgraduate international students to study here from over 100 countries around the world.  We are the only New Zealand member of Universitas 21, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities and Worldwide Universities Network.  Through these networks there are many opportunities for staff and students to participate in international exchanges and attend international conferences.  

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 $250 million in annual research revenue. The University of Auckland also has 35% of the A-rated staff in the country in the national Performance Based Research Fund (PBRF) review of tertiary institutions, 33% of the PBRF funding allocation for research degree completions and 36% of PBRF allocations for external research income.

Our research programmes range across all disciplines:  from our Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre, which is a world leader in cancer drug development, to Education, where researchers are working towards increasing learning success in clusters of low achieving primary and secondary schools. We have a strong reputation for research in Life Sciences, Medicine, Social Sciences and Management, and are international research leaders in inductive (wireless) power transfer, computational physiology, and fetal and child health development. 


Centres of Research Excellence

As well as having almost 50 research units, centres and institutes at departmental, faculty and University level, we host or co-host five national Centres of Research Excellence (CoREs) established by the Government to drive innovative, international research. These are:

Maurice Wilkins Centre for Molecular Biodiscovery,  which targets major disease groups –cancer, diabetes and infectious disease – affecting New Zealanders by discovering new therapies and diagnostics.

The Medical Technologies CoRE, which applies bioengineering technologies to healthcare, producing new knowledge of physiological processes in health and disease, develops novel bio-instrumentation and computational physiological models, and designs innovative medical devices and technologies to improve healthcare and to create economic opportunities for New Zealand companies.

Te Pūnaha Matatini - The Centre for Complex Systems and Network, which brings together New Zealand’s leading researchers in physics, economics, mathematics, biology, computer science, operations management, statistics, and social science to study complex systems and networks in the biosphere, the economy, and the marketplace.

Brain Research New Zealand – Rangahau Roro Aotearoa, which unlocks the secrets of the ageing brain and develops new therapies and better clinical and community care to enhance brain health throughout life for all New Zealanders.

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, New Zealand's Indigenous Centre of Research Excellence, which conducts research of relevance to Māori communities and is an important vehicle by which New Zealand continues to be a key player in global indigenour research and affairs.

In addition, the University of Auckland also contributes to four further CoREs, the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology; the Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies; QuakeCore: Centre for Earthquake Resilience; and Riddet Institute. 


Commercialising research

Auckland UniServices Limited is the University's commercial research and knowledge transfer company, where ideas are brought to life.  It is the largest company of its kind in Australasia bringing income and new employment opportunities into the University and New Zealand. The team works alongside world-class academics to identify, protect and develop discoveries with commercial potential, find business partners and commercialise IP that will make a difference to people's lives.  For nearly 30 years, UniServices has collaborated with hundreds of organisations on thousands of projects in New Zealand and around the world; they are currently working on 1,200 projects with more than 300 firms.

UniServices has an extensive portfolio of new technologies available for commercial licensing, and spin out companies for investment. In 2016, UniServices generated revenues of $114 million, over 50 licences for intellectual property and created more than 11 businesses to commercialise University research.


Entrepreneurial ecosystem

The University’s Business School has established an entrepreneurial ecosystem to foster young entrepreneurs to create start-up companies.  It features two key competitions: Spark - an annual student led entrepreneurial challenge with categories ranging from new ideas through to fully developed products and business plans, and Chiasma - another student led initiative which encourages ideas, networking, careers and business in biotechnology.

Total Enrollment:29849
           International Students:9032(30%)
Undergraduate Enrollment:23706
           International Students:6620(28%)
Graduate Enrollment:6143
           International Students:2412(39%)

Undergraduate Programs
           Ancient History
           Anthropological Science
           Applied Mathematics
           Art History
           Asian Studies
           Bachelor of  Architectural Studies
           Bachelor of  Arts
           Bachelor of  Business and Information Management
           Bachelor of  Commerce
           Bachelor of  Dance Studies
           Bachelor of  Education (Teaching)
           Bachelor of  Engineering (Honours)
           Bachelor of  Fine Arts
           Bachelor of  Health Sciences
           Bachelor of  Human Services
           Bachelor of  Laws
           Bachelor of  Medicine and Bachelor of  Surgery
           Bachelor of  Music
           Bachelor of  Nursing
           Bachelor of  Optometry
           Bachelor of  Pharmacy
           Bachelor of  Physical Education
           Bachelor of  Planning
           Bachelor of  Property
           Bachelor of  Science
           Bachelor of  Science in Biomedical Science
           Bachelor of  Social Work
           Bachelor of  Technology
           Bachelor of  Theology
           Bachelor of  Visual Arts
           Biological Sciences
           Biomedical Engineering
           Biomedical Science
           Chemical and Materials Engineering
           Civil and Environmental Engineering
           Classical Studies
           Computer Science
           Computer Systems Engineering
           Early Childhood Education
           Electrical and Electronic Engineering
           Electronics and Computing
           Employment Relations and Organisation Studies
           Engineering Science
           English Language Acquisition and Linguistics
           Environmental Science
           European Studies
           Film, Television and Media Studies
           Food Science
           Greek (Ancient)
           Huarahi Māori
           Information Systems
           Information Technology
           Information Technology
           Latin American Studies
           Linguistics and English Language Teaching
           Logic and Computation
           Logic and Computation
           Māori Studies
           Marine Science
           Mechanical Engineering
           Mechatronics Engineering
           Medical Physics and Imaging Technology
           Medical Physics and Imaging Technology
           Medicinal Chemistry
           Medieval and Early Modern European Studies
           Operations Research
           Pacific Studies
           Pasifika Early Childhood Education
           Political Studies
           Social Science For Public Health
           Software Engineering
           Sport and Exercise Science
           Women's Studies
           Writing Studies
Graduate Programs
           Master of  Architecture
           Master of  Architecture (Professional)
           Master of  Architecture - Sustainable Design
           Master of  Arts
           Master of  Audiology
           Master of  Bioscience Enterprise
           Master of  Business Administration
           Master of  Clinical Education
           Master of  Commerce
           Master of  Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship
           Master of  Counselling
           Master of  Creative and Performing Arts - Dance Studies
           Master of  Creative and Performing Arts - Sound Recording and Design
           Master of  Creative Writing
           Master of  Education
           Master of  Educational Leadership
           Master of  Energy
           Master of  Engineering
           Master of  Engineering Management
           Master of  Engineering Studies
           Master of  Fine Arts
           Master of  Health Management
           Master of  Health Sciences
           Master of  International Business
           Master of  Laws
           Master of  Legal Studies
           Master of  Literature
           Master of  Management
           Master of  Medical Science
           Master of  Music
           Master of  Nursing
           Master of  Operations Research
           Master of  Pharmacy Practice
           Master of  Planning
           Master of  Planning Practice
           Master of  Professional Studies
           Master of  Professional Studies
           Master of  Professional Studies - Food Safety
           Master of  Property
           Master of  Public Health
           Master of  Public Policy
           Master of  Science
           Master of  Science in Biomedical Science
           Master of  Science in Health Psychology
           Master of  Science in Pharmacology
           Master of  Science in Physiology
           Master of  Social Work
           Master of  Social Work (Professional)
           Master of  Speech Language Therapy Practice
           Master of  Taxation Studies
           Master of  Teaching English To Speakers of  Other Languages
           Master of  Theology
           Master of  Urban Design
Doctoral Programs
           Phd in Arts
           Phd in Business
           Phd in Creative Arts and Industries
           Phd in Education
           Phd in Engineering
           Phd in Law
           Phd in Medical and Health Sciences
           Phd in Science

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