New Zealand’s leading university – Around the world, we’ve earned a great reputation for academic and research excellence. Founded in 1883, Auckland is the country’s largest university with over 40,000 students, nearly 10,000 of whom graduate annually.
The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university in the QS World University Rankings 2018.
Placed #82 in the world, the University is the only New Zealand university in the top 100.
The University of Auckland is also the highest ranked university in New Zealand for its global reputation amongst both academics and employers. Worldwide, the University ranks #56 for Academic and #103 for Employer Reputation.
The University scored the highest possible rating of Five Stars Plus in the QS Stars University Ratings, with maximum five-star ratings in each of the areas evaluated: teaching, employability, research, internationalisation, facilities, innovation, access and discipline rankings and accreditations.
The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s largest research organisation with more than 13,000 staff and postgraduate students involved in fundamental and applied research. It generates around $230 million in annual research revenue. In the New Zealand government’s assessment of research output and quality, the Performance Based Research Fund (PBRF), we are the top performer in all three PBRF component areas: Research Quality Evaluation, Research Degree Completions and External Research Income.