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University of Auckland

Founded in 1883, the University of Auckland is the largest university in New Zealand with over 40,000 students, nearly 10,000 of whom graduate annually, and also the highest ranked New Zealand university in the main world university rankings. The University of Auckland conducts teaching and learning within eight faculties, two large-scale research institutes, and other institutes and centres: Faculty of Arts, Business School, Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries, Faculty of Education and Social Work, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Faculty of Science, Liggins Institute, Auckland Bioengineering Institute, and Research institutes and centres. 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.


Placed #85 in the world, the University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university in the QS World University Rankings 2019, and is the only New Zealand university in the top 100. 

In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018, the University of Auckland is among the top 50 universities worldwide for 18 subjects on offer. Three subjects are placed in the world’s top 20 with Archaeology ranking #10, Education #17 and Anatomy #18 in the world.

In the QS Stars Rating, the University of Auckland is rated as a Five Stars Plus institution for excellence in the categories: Research, Employability, Teaching, Facilities, Internationalisation, Innovation and Inclusiveness.

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university for Graduate Employability, which has been ranked #1 in New Zealand and #71 worldwide in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019.

The University of Auckland is also the highest ranked university in New Zealand for its global reputation amongst both academics and employers. Worldwide, the University ranks #60 for Academic and #129 for Employer Reputation.

In the Reuters' ranking of Asia Pacific’s Most Innovative Universities – 2018, the University of Auckland has once again been ranked as the most innovative university in New Zealand. The University placed #39 overall, with no other New Zealand university ranked in the top 75.

The University of Auckland is also recognised by the MIT Skoltech Initiative as one of five emerging world-leading universities in entrepreneurship. 


The Faculty of Arts is the home of the humanities, social sciences, languages, and indigenous studies at the University of Auckland.

The Business School has an unconditional commitment to quality teaching and research in topics that are forward-focused and relevant to the commercial world.

The Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries is a respected centre for creativity, research, teaching and practice, offering undergraduate and postgraduate study of a wide range of creative disciplines.

The Faculty of Education and Social Work is committed to improving the quality and understanding of education and social services through high quality teaching, research and development.

The Faculty of Engineering are committed to creating an environment where people thrive and contribute to improving the quality of life in national and global communities.

Offering the largest range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in New Zealand, the Auckland Law School is ranked among the best law schools in the world.

The Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences is the largest and most diverse faculty with more than 4,000 students studying across the 6 schools, led by world-leading researchers and lecturers.

The Faculty of Science is the largest and most highly ranked science faculty in New Zealand. More than 7,000 students study in the 10 schools and departments.

The Liggins Institute’s vision is “a healthy start for a healthy life”, and its mission is to improve life-long health through excellent research into the long-term consequences.

Research of the Auckland Bioengineering Institutedeals with the application of mathematical and engineering sciences to biology and human physiology.

A variety of institutes and centres across the University enable cross-disciplinary research.


City Campus is right in the heart of Auckland.

Tāmaki Innovation Campus is located in the east Auckland suburb of St Johns.

Newmarket Campus is a new five-hectare campus adjacent to the major business area in Newmarket.

Epsom Campus is the main Faculty of Education campus Based at 74 Epsom Avenue.

Grafton Campus is opposite Auckland Hospital on the boundary of Auckland Domain.

Tai Tokerau Campus is located at 13 Alexander Street, Whangarei – a short distance from the city centre.