About The University of Auckland
Tēnā Tātou Katoa!
New Zealand is a country of open hearts, open minds and open spaces. In the spirit of manaakitanga (hospitality) we look forward to welcoming you warmly to Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud, and specifically to Tamaki Makaurau (Auckland).
Established in 1883 to place the advantages of a university education “within reach of every man and woman of Auckland”, the University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading and largest comprehensive public university, located in NZ’s largest and most ethnically diverse city. Much of the University’s special character is conferred by the University’s and the nation’s place in the Pacific, by our acknowledgement of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, and by the achievements of our predecessors.
Our research programmes range across all disciplines and we are world leaders in such fields as cancer drug development, inductive (wireless) power transfer, bioengineering, archaeology – particularly in the Pacific, the maintenance and development of Pasifika languages and bilingual development.
The University has 42,000 students, of whom 8,750 are international students from more than 120 countries. Almost half of the University’s doctoral candidates are international students.
Times Higher Education (THE) has ranked the University of Auckland No. 1 globally in the inaugural University Impact Rankings. The new rankings measure how universities worldwide are performing against the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This outstanding result recognises the University of Auckland’s commitment to sustainability and making a positive social impact through its research, teaching and knowledge transfer.
We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Auckland.