The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and most comprehensive university with 38,500 students and eight faculties: Arts; Business and Economics; Creative Arts and Industries; Education; Engineering; Law; Medical and Health Sciences; and Science, offering a full range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Its graduate school is the largest in the country with some 10,500 postgraduate students.
The University has a very strong focus on research. Of the 600 leading researchers in the New Zealand tertiary sector, one-third are based at The University of Auckland. In addition to supporting two world leading research institutes – the Liggins Institute, which is involved in biomedical and clinical research, and the Auckland Bioengineering Institute, which has pioneered computer modeling of the human body – the University has developed the most successful research commercialization company in Australasia.
The University of Auckland has a strong international focus and is the only New Zealand member of Universitas 21 and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities – international consortia of research-led universities. Today more than 4,000 students from 93 countries choose to study at Auckland, while the 360° Auckland Abroad Student Exchange programme enables New Zealand students to spend one or two semesters at one of the University’s more than 90 university exchange partners around the world.