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University of Auckland Profile

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. 




Last modified: April 6th, 2009