The University of Auckland (Waipapa Taumata Rau) is New Zealand’s largest and leading university. The name Waipapa Taumata Rau, gifted to the University by Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, refers to the ‘place of many peaks’ – places to strive for, ascend to and succeed.
Home to 44,000 students, the University of Auckland has gained a reputation as a world-leading education provider and is the only New Zealand university ranked in the Top 100 of the QS World University Rankings.
Our award-winning teachers are committed to helping students get the most out of their studies and achieve their goals. With strengths in a wide range of disciplines, and a commitment to the research collaboration and impact that this breadth enables, the University offers the highest quality of education. In the 2021 QS World University Rankings by Subject, we ranked in the top 100 for 30 subjects, with 10 ranked in the top 50.
We are also committed to sustainable and equitable societies and to meeting the needs of students of all socio-economic backgrounds. In 2019 and 2020 we ranked #1 in the University Impact Rankings, which measure how universities worldwide are performing against the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.