University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is a public research university based in Auckland, New Zealand. It is the largest, most comprehensive and highest-ranked university in New Zealand and consistently places among the Top 100 universities in the world. The institution was established in 1883 as a constituent college of the University of New Zealand. Originally it was housed in a disused courthouse. Today, the University of Auckland is New Zealand's largest university by enrolment, hosting about 40,000 students on five Auckland campuses.[6] The City Campus, in central Auckland, has the bulk of the students and faculties. There are eight faculties, including a law school, as well as three associated research institutes.

The University of Auckland
Waipapa Taumata Rau
Coat of arms of the University of Auckland
MottoLatin: Ingenio et labore[1]
Motto in English
By natural ability and hard work
TypePublic flagship research university
Established1883; 138 years ago[1]
EndowmentNZD $251 million (31 December 2020) [2]
BudgetNZD $1.226 billion (31 December 2020)[2]
ChancellorScott St John[3]
Vice-ChancellorDawn Freshwater
Academic staff
2,183 (FTE, 2015)[4]
Administrative staff
2,892 (FTE, 2015)[4]
Students33,050 (EFTS, 2015)[4]
Undergraduates25,754 (EFTS, 2015)[4]
Postgraduates7,717 (EFTS, 2015)[4]
New Zealand (Māori: Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa)
City Campus: 16 ha (40 acres)
Total: 40 ha (99 acres)
Student MagazineCraccum
ColoursAuckland Dark Blue and White
AffiliationsACU, APAIE, APRU, Universitas 21, WUN
The clock tower building (Old Arts Building) on the City Campus. The building is protected as a 'Category I' historic place, and was finished in 1926. It is considered an Auckland landmark and icon of the university.[5]
University House, a former synagogue, leased by the University