The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university and at the 61st place is the only one ranked among the world’s top 100 universities by the Times Higher Education – Quacquarelli Symonds (THE-QS) World Rankings of Universities in 2009.
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 here, while the University’s 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.
The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s pre-eminent research-led institution. Of the 600 researchers in the entire New Zealand tertiary system ranked as being of top international quality in the Government’s latest Performance-Based Review Fund (PBRF) report, one-third are at The University of Auckland. This offers students unparalleled opportunities to be taught and supervised by many of the very best academics in the country.
The University of Auckland also has the largest graduate school in the country, the largest annual number of postgraduate research student completions and the highest level of research income. Graduate students are part of a large and diverse cohort in an environment of very strong support for staff and student research.