The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading and largest university. With strengths in a wide range of disciplines, and a commitment to the research collaboration and impact that this breadth enables, the University offers an indisputably high quality of education in the arts and humanities, creative industries, business, education, engineering, medicine, law and science.
Situated in New Zealand’s most diverse city and home to 44,000 students across five main campuses, the University of Auckland has gained a reputation as a world-leading education provider. In total, more than 9,000 international students from over 120 different countries are welcomed to the University each year and almost half of the University’s doctoral candidates are international students, reflecting its commitment to international research and scholarship.
Much of the University’s special character is conferred by our place in the Pacific and by the acknowledgement of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.
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Recognised in 2019 as New Zealand’s most innovative university in Reuters Top 75 and the Asia-Pacific’s most Entrepreneurial University at the Asia-Pacific Triple E Entrepreneurship and Engagement Excellence Awards in Higher Education, the University nurtures inventive and impactful graduates who are equipped with the skills to reshape our world.
The University of Auckland is also ranked No. 1 for two consecutive years in the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings, reflecting our commitment to sustainability and making a positive social impact through research, teaching and knowledge transfer. More information on our work towards the sustainable development goals can be found on our website.
Penn State consistently ranks among the top one per cent of the world’s universities, but across our 24 campuses, our 100,000 students and 17,000 faculty and staff know the real measure of success goes beyond the classroom – it is the positive impact made on communities across the world.
Our ideals stem from our origins as Pennsylvania’s sole land-grant institution, which allow us to continue to bring positive impact to humanity through our teaching, research, and engagement mission. Across the world is a community of Penn Staters more than half a million strong driven by that same spirit to serve our local and global communities.
From access to state-of-the-art resources to interdisciplinary pursuits in collaborative atmospheres, a Penn State degree is more than an education. The experiences and knowledge gained here will form the foundation for the lives our students build. Their contributions to the world begin with a Penn State degree.
For anyone with the willingness to put in the hard work – from the first-generation college students making up one-fourth of our student body, to the 10,000 international students on our campuses, to the more than 17,000 adult learners – our doors and resources are open. This includes access to over 275 baccalaureate degree programs across 24 campuses, including a medical college, two law schools, and a school of graduate professional studies, plus an online World Campus.
We believe ideas and solutions come from including a multitude of perspectives. Fifteen disciplines, from psychology to atmospheric science and materials engineering, rank nationally in the top ten for research expenditures. Only one other major research university, Johns Hopkins, shares this distinction.
Our interdisciplinary researchers solve problems that impact the world. As a top 25 research university, we collaborate with industrial, educational, governmental, and agricultural partners. In each of the last four years, total research expenditures have topped $968 million, placing the university among the nation’s leaders.
Our culture is diverse, with a community made up of students from all walks of life and from more than forty countries around the world. Even after graduation, our community continues to share expertise and support. Our global network of more than half a million alumni is available to students when they want advice on job networking, mentoring opportunities, and what to expect in the future.