University of Auckland


The University of Auckland is a university located in Auckland, New Zealand. It is the largest and leading university in the country, and was ranked 82ⁿᵈ worldwide in the 2011 QS World University Rankings.

Establishment: The University of Auckland was established in 1883 as a college of the University of New Zealand and it became completely independent in 1962.

Student strength: The University of Auckland is the largest New Zealand university and there were 40,784 students studying there in 2012 out of which 5,301 were international students from 93 countries.

Ranking: The University of Auckland was the highest ranked New Zealand University being ranked 83 in the QS World rankings (2012) and 161 in Times Higher Education World rankings (2012). It also ranked highly in the individual subject areas of the QS World Rankings and was placed at 59 in Arts and Humanities, 50 in Life Sciences and Medicine, 85 in Natural Science, 44 in Social Sciences and Management, and 68 in Engineering and Technology.


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Ministry of Education, New Zealand

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD-EQUIS)


Faculty of Arts
School of Business and Economics
The National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Law
Medical and Health Sciences
Faculty of Science
School of Theology

Address: Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Phone: +64 9-373 7999
Enrollment: 32,600 (2012)
Founded: 1883
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