University of the week – University of Auckland, New Zealand
About University of Auckland
The University of Auckland is the largest university in New Zealand, located in the country’s largest city, Auckland. It is the highest-ranked university in the country, being ranked 83rd worldwide in the 2019/20 QS World University Rankings. It is also the largest and most comprehensive. The University’s student population includes 7,000 international students representing over 120 countries.
The University of Auckland is a research-led university and had the second-highest ranking in the 2006 and 2012 Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) exercises conducted by the government that evaluated the quality of researchers and research output of all tertiary institutions in New Zealand.
In the previous PBRF evaluation in 2003, when the University was ranked the top research university in New Zealand, the Commission commented: “On virtually any measure, the University of Auckland is the country’s leading research university. Not only did it achieve the highest quality score of any TEO [tertiary education organization], but it also has by far the largest share of A-rated researchers in the country.”
Campus & Student Life
The University is located in the harbor city of Auckland, New Zealand’s economic and cultural hub, with easy access to stunning beaches and rainforests. Auckland is ranked as one of the world’s top three cities for quality of living, according to the 2017 Mercer Quality of Living Survey. It is also ranked in the top 30 of the QS Best Student Cities 2017. The University of Auckland has five main campuses, the largest of which is nestled within Auckland’s bustling city center.
The Auckland University Students’ Association (AUSA) represents students at the University. AUSA publicizes student issues, administers student facilities, and assists affiliated student clubs and societies. AUSA also produces the student magazine Craccum and runs the radio station bFM. The name of the alumni association is the University of Auckland Society.
You can either choose from self-catered or catered accommodation options. The university’s catered first-year Halls of Residence gives you a great environment to complement the start of your academic studies.
Tours can be requested for Wednesdays and Fridays at different timings. To inquire about the possibility of booking a tour outside of these times contact the university’s Student Support Team. These tours can take about 30 minutes. The university-managed, self-catered residences offer you a more independent lifestyle while you study at the University of Auckland.
- Rom Harré, Oxford philosopher
- Christian Hartinger, an inorganic chemist
- Harry Hawthorn, a Canadian anthropologist
- John Hood, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford
- Vincent Cheng, chairman of HSBC
- Philippa Boyens, Academy Award-winning screenwriter
- Christine Tan, CNBC news anchor
-Jan Beagle, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations
- Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand, former Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme
- Colin Craig, businessman, and leader of the Conservative Party of New Zealand
- Sian Elias, New Zealand Chief Justice 1999-2019
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