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University of Auckland

Motto Ingenio et labore (By natural ability and hard work)
Established 1883
Type Public
Chancellor Hugh Fletcher
Vice-Chancellor Stuart McCutcheon
Students 39,420 total
Postgraduates 6,000 graduate
Location Auckland, New Zealand
Campus Urban
Affiliations Universitas 21, AMBA, EQUIS, AACSB. APRU
Website www.auckland.ac.nz

The University of Auckland (Māori: Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau) is New Zealand's largest research-based university. Established in 1883 as a constituent college of the University of New Zealand, the university is now made up of eight faculties over six campuses, and has more than 39,000 students at April 2006. [1] Over 1300 doctoral candidates were enrolled at the University of Auckland in 2004. Image File history File links The University of Auckland Logo File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... Hugh Fletcher is the current Chancellor of the University of Auckland. ... A Vice-Chancellor (commonly called the VC) of a university in the United Kingdom, other Commonwealth countries, and some universities in Hong Kong, is the de facto head of the university. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Schematic map of Auckland. ... Look up urban in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Universitas 21 is an international network of research-intensive universities, established as an international reference point and resource for strategic thinking on issues of global significance. ... AMBA, the Association of MBAs, is a UK based organization that accredits Doctor of Business Administration, MBA and MSc in management programs of international business schools. ... Equis may refer to: European Quality Improvement System (or EQUIS) a school accreditation system without recognition from the US Department of Education or any foreign government oversight. ... The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) - is the USA based body which awards accreditation following a review of the quality of Scotts site can be found at Degree programmes delivered by Management Schools. ... The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (or APRU) is an organisation of leading universities from around the Pacific Rim. ... A website (alternatively, Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on a Web server, usually accessible via the Internet or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML, that is almost always accessible via HTTP, a... Māori or Te Reo Māori, commonly shortened to Te Reo (literally the language) is an official language of New Zealand. ... Research is a human activity based on intellectual investigation and aimed at discovering, interpreting, and revising human knowledge on different aspects of the world. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... 1883 (MDCCCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The former University of New Zealand existed as New Zealands only degree awarding university from 1870 to 1961. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


It offers a wide range of programmes including Arts, Business, Education, Music, Teacher Training and Special Education, Architecture, Planning, Nursing, Creative and Performing Arts, Theology, Science, Information Management, Engineering, Medicine, Optometry, Food and Wine Science, Property, Law, Fine and Visual Arts and Pharmacy.


It also provides the most conjoint combinations across the entire nation, with over 35 combinations available. Conjoint programs allow students to achieve multiple degrees in a shortened period of time.


The University of Auckland was the only New Zealand institution ranked in the top 50 of the world's universities according to the Times Higher Education Supplement (THES), ranked at number 46. The Times Higher Education Supplement, known as The Times Higher for short, is a newspaper based in London, United Kingdom, that reports specifically on issues related to education. ...

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Locations

The Clock Tower building on the City campus
The Clock Tower building on the City campus

The City campus, in central Auckland, has the bulk of the students and faculties. It covers 160,000 m². Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x975, 153 KB) This is a photo of the University of Auckland clock tower building, taken 20 December 2004 by myself, and released into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x975, 153 KB) This is a photo of the University of Auckland clock tower building, taken 20 December 2004 by myself, and released into the public domain. ... Schematic map of Auckland. ...


The Tamaki campus, established in 1991, covers 320,000 m² in the suburb of Glen Innes, 12 km from the City campus. The degrees available here are based on Health, Sports Science, Environmental Science, Wine Science, Information Technology, Communications and Electronics, Materials and Manufacturing, Food and Biotechnology and Information Management. Tamaki is a suburb of the city of Auckland, in the North Island of New Zealand. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Glen Innes is a suburb located in Auckland, New Zealand. ...


The Medical and Health Services Campus, established in 1968, is located close to the City Campus in the suburb of Grafton, opposite Auckland City Hospital. The Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, School of Pharmacy and Department of Optometry are based here. The new section of the hospital. ...


The North Shore Campus, established in 2001, was located in the suburb of Takapuna. It offered the Bachelor of Business and Information Management degree. At the end of 2006, the campus was closed and the degree relocated to the City campus. Takapuna or Takapuna Beach as the local business association would like it to be known as, is located in the northern North Island of New Zealand. ...


On 1 September 2004, the Auckland College of Education amalgamated with the University to form the newest Faculty of the University (by merging the School of Education (previously part of the Arts Faculty) and the college). The faculty is based at the Epsom Campus of the former college with an additional campus in Whangarei. September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Auckland College of Education was a college of education located in Auckland, New Zealand. ... Epsom is a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. ... Whangarei (the initial consonant is pronounced F as in fa-nga-ray) is the northernmost city in New Zealand and the regional capital of Northland Region. ...


Current events

Professor Stuart McCutcheon became Vice-Chancellor on 1 January 2005. He was previously the Vice-Chancellor of Victoria University of Wellington. He succeeded Dr John Hood (PhD, Hon. LLD), who was appointed Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford. is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Dr John Hood has been the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford since 5 October 2004. ... The University of Oxford (usually abbreviated as Oxon. ...


The University is currently developing a new business school building, following the completion of the new Information Commons, to revitalize the School of Business.


The Business School boasts one of the strongest International Business departments in Asia Pacific, offering two masters programmes, a Master of Commerce in International Business and a Master of International Business. It has recently gained International Accreditations for all its programmes and now completes the "Triple Crown" (AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB).


Faculties

The University of Auckland Law School is one of the seven faculties that make up the University of Auckland. ... The University of Aucklands Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences (formerly known as ) was established in 1968 at its present site in Grafton, Auckland. ...

Schools outside faculties

  • School of Theology [9]

The School of Theology at the University of Auckland works in partnership with a number of Colleges of Theology as a result of a Memorandum of Agreement. ...

PBRF rankings

The University of Auckland is a research-led University, and had the second highest ranking in the 2006 Performance Based Research Fund (PBRF) exercise conducted by the government that evaluated the quality of researchers and research output of all tertiary institutions in New Zealand. With only 18% of PBRF-eligible staff in New Zealand's 33 tertiary institutions Auckland has 33% of the country's A-rated researchers and gained 30% of PBRF funding.PRBF report. See figure 5.2 and table 8.3 The Performance Based Research Fund is a New Zealand tertiary education funding process, assessing the research performance of tertiary education organisations (TEOs) and then funding them on the basis of their performance. ...


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 organisation], but it also has by far the largest share of A-rated researchers in the country.” Full report.


Auckland University Students' Association

The Auckland University Students' Association (AUSA) represents students at the University. AUSA publicises student issues, administers student facilities, and assists affiliated student clubs and societies. AUSA also produces the student newspaper Craccum and runs the radio station bFM. The Auckland University Students Association (AUSA), founded in 1891, represents students at the University of Auckland. ... Cover of Craccum, issue 19, 2005 Craccum is the weekly magazine produced by the Auckland University Students Association of the University of Auckland, New Zealand. ... bNewss Noelle McCarthy on the Midday Wire bFM is a non-commercial radio station which is operated in Auckland, New Zealand. ... The Auckland University Students Association (AUSA), founded in 1891, represents students at the University of Auckland. ... Cover of Craccum, issue 19, 2005 Craccum is the weekly magazine produced by the Auckland University Students Association of the University of Auckland, New Zealand. ... bNewss Noelle McCarthy on the Midday Wire bFM is a non-commercial radio station which is operated in Auckland, New Zealand. ...


Accommodation

The vast majority of first year ('fresher') students at the University of Auckland remain living at home, but many live in one of the Residential Halls. These provide food, accommodation, social and welfare services. Some of the Halls have developed a strong institutional personality over the years. This becomes self-perpetuating as applicants choose the Hall most suited to their own personality.

  • O'Rorke Hall
  • Grafton Hall
  • International House
  • The Railway Campus
  • Parnell Student Village
  • Number 14 Whitaker Place
  • Park Road Student Flats

Prominent alumni and alumnae

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Staffing legends

Currently, the longest serving staff member is Emeritus Professor of Prehistory, Roger C. Green, BA BSc (New Mexico), PhD (Harv.), FRSNZ, MANAS. He has been among the staff from 1961-66 and from 1973 onwards.


The longest serving, non-'retired' staff member is B.J. Brown, ONZM, LLB(Hons) (Leeds), LLM (Sing.). Part-time lecturer in the faculty of law 1962-65, 1969 onwards. Ribbon of the New Zealand Order of Merit The New Zealand Order of Merit is an order of chivalry established on 30 May 1996 by Queen Elizabeth II of New Zealand. ...


External links

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