About University of Auckland

#1 in New Zealand

#83 in the world

#59 in Global Graduate Employability


The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s highest-ranked, largest and most comprehensive university, and is the only New Zealand university ranked in the Top 100 of the QS World University Rankings. It is ranked first in New Zealand in the QS Subject Rankings in 37 of the 41 subjects taught, of which 13 subjects are ranked in the top 50 universities in the world. Some 35% of the top ranked academic researchers in New Zealand are at the University of Auckland.

Teaching and research are conducted across eight faculties and two large-scale research institutes, and the University has the largest graduate school in the country, with a third of all of New Zealand’s postgraduates obtaining a University of Auckland degree.

Founded by an Act of Parliament in 1883, the University of Auckland has, from its earliest days, admitted both male and female students. It is committed to equity across gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, cultural and religious practices and for those with disabilities.

The University has a strong history of developing partnerships with Māori that acknowledge the principles of The Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi. It is committed to promoting Māori presence and participation in all aspects of University life, and encouraging teaching, learning, and research in a range of fields important to Māori.

The University of Auckland is also a global leader in Pacific research and teaching and in 2018 appointed the world’s first Pro Vice-Chancellor Pacific. It educates 75 percent of New Zealand’s Pacific students and employs 90 percent of the country’s academics of Pacific Island descent.

The University has a wide network of international affiliations and formal agreements with 182 universities in 39 countries, and is the only New Zealand member of Universitas 21, the Worldwide Universities Network, and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities.

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