The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s top ranked research university.
The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and most comprehensive university and is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world by the QS World Rankings of Universities (2010). It is the only New Zealand university ranked among the world’s top 200 universities by the Times Higher Education World Rankings of Universities and is also the highest ranked New Zealand university in the Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities in 2010. Established in 1883, it provides a world-class education for nearly 40,000 students, including more than 4,700 international students from over 90 countries.
International Rankings & Partnerships:
Around the world, The University of Auckland has a reputation for academic and research excellence within a supportive learning environment. The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s pre-eminent research-led institution and is home to the highest number of A rated, internationally ranked researchers in New Zealand*. We are also the only NZ member of the prestigious, global research-led university groups Universitas 21, the Association of Pacific Rim Universities and the Worldwide Universities Network. At The University of Auckland, you will also have the opportunity to spend one or two semesters at one of more than 90 partner universities in 24 different countries.
Programmes of study range from foundation programmes through to masters and PhD. Teaching and research are conducted by the Faculties of Arts, Business and Economics, Creative Arts and Industries, Education, Engineering, Law, Medical and Health Sciences, Science and two large-scale research institutes.
Clubs and Sports:
On campus there are around 120 clubs and societies, ranging from cultural associations from all over the world to clubs for tramping, canoeing, photography and yoga. If fitness and sport is more your thing, the Recreation Centre has a great range of facilities including a sports hall, gym, climbing wall, and aerobics. The centre’s social sports clubs include football, rugby, basketball, and netball.
International Student Activities:
The International Office provides a comprehensive Orientation Week to help new students settle in to the University, followed by an exciting programme of activities and festivals throughout the year to help you make friends and meet New Zealanders. Workshops and information sessions are regularly held in iSPACE (our international student lounge) to help you adjust to life at the University of Auckland and in New Zealand.
Auckland: A Top Four City
Ranked 4th equal** worldwide for overall quality of life, Auckland is a vibrant cosmopolitan centre. It is New Zealand’s largest city, with a population of around 1.4 million people. It’s packed with cafés, theatres, restaurants, bars and shopping. Auckland’s unique location means you can live in a large city but still be within half an hour of stunning beaches, mountain bike tracks, walks and subtropical islands.
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* Performance Based Research Fund Report, 2006
**2010 Mercer Quality of Living Survey (see www.mercer.com/qualityofliving).
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The University of Auckland - International Office
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