The University of Auckland was established in 1883 and has grown into an international center of learning and academic excellence. The University of Auckland offers a world-class education to its 38,000 students, more than 4,7800 of whom are international students coming from over 90 countries. The University of Auckland is a research-led, international university recognized worldwide and has links with many of the finest international universities.
The University of Auckland has a number of significant affiliations:
As the only New Zealand member of Universitas 21, The University of Auckland benefits from being part of an international network of leading research universities in 13 countries that cooperate towards high educational quality and international visibility.
Member of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), a consortium of 42 leading research universities in the Pacific Rim including the Universities of Stanford, California- Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, LA, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Oregon, and Washington.
Worldwide Universities Network (WUN)
In 2010, The University of Auckland accepted a formal invitation to join the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), an international university network focused primarily on research collaboration, postgraduate education and research funding. WUN comprises leading research universities committed to bringing their collective capability to bear some of the major issues facing humankind.
For over 100 years, the University has had a presence on what is now the City Campus. Located in the heart of Auckland, the campus is accessible to the cultural and commercial amenities of the country's largest city, while harbour views and nearby parks add to its attractiveness. The City Campus provides a full range of amenities, including cafés, health services, libraries, childcare facilities, and a recreation centre. Historically significant buildings include Old Government House, the Clock Tower, and University House (once a synagogue).
There are eight faculties at The University of Auckland: Arts, Business School, National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries, Education, Engineering, Law, Medical and Health Sciences, and Science. The range of courses available at The University of Auckland is extensive and academically diverse. Many courses and research activities reflect the unique historical, geographical, and cultural landscape of Auckland and New Zealand. Pacific Archaeology, Ethnology, and Languages are among the topics researched and taught in the Anthropology Department.
Geographers carry out fieldwork in the Pacific Islands, and university scientists make frequent study trips to Antarctica, while the study of New Zealand’s geological past and current volcanic activity attracts worldwide interest.
Four Asian language departments and the department of European languages offer students the opportunity to study a foreign language.
The Maori Studies Department teaches a language and culture unique to New Zealand.
History, Sociology, and Political Studies at the University of Auckland incorporate a New Zealand perspective and stimulate exciting comparative studies.
The University of Auckland is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). AACSB International is an association of more than 1,100 educational institutions, businesses, and other organizations in 70 countries, devoted to the advancement of higher education in management education. It is also the premier accrediting agency of collegiate business schools and accounting programs offering undergraduate, master and doctoral degrees worldwide (http://www.aacsb.edu/).
*The Triple Crown of accreditations means we have international accreditation from the world’s foremost accrediting bodies – AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. Just 1% of business schools worldwide have this Triple Crown endorsement, so it puts us among a select group of institutions globally and means the Business School is benchmarked against the best in the world. In order to achieve accreditation, faculties are examined in depth by academics from business schools around the world who examine all aspects of their staff qualifications, programmes, planning and management. In addition, reviewers interview staff and students to ensure they’re receiving consistent and valid information.