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By on July 22, 2015


Name of university

University of Auckland

Symonds Street
New Zealand

+ 64 09 373 7599 /83944

Official Focal Point
Dory Reeves

Alternate Focal Point
Yvonne Underhill-Sem

Signee, Expression of Interest
Prof Stuart McCutcheon, Vice Chancellor




Since its founding in 1883, the University of Auckland has grown to become New Zealand’s flagship, research-led university, known for the excellence of its teaching, its research, and its service to local, national and international communities.

The University has 40,000 students of whom 11,000 are postgraduate and 6,000 are international. The research programmes range across all disciplines and we are world leaders in such fields as cancer drug development, inductive (wireless) power transfer and computational physiology.

Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU)
The University collaborates with the major universities of the Pacific Rim economies through its network membership of the APRU, a consortium of 42 leading research universities in the Pacific Rim.

The University undertakes collaborative research with these international counterparts, both as an institution and through individual staff members who are expert in their field.

Other network activities allow the University, its staff and students to affect global change through multidisciplinary forums and combined research efforts. The University also maintains a network of bilateral relationships with institutions and other bodies worldwide.

Universitas 21
As the only New Zealand member of Universitas 21, The University of Auckland benefits from an international network of leading research universities in 15 countries that cooperate towards high educational quality and international visibility.

Worldwide Universities Network (WUN)
In 2010, The University of Auckland accepted a formal invitation to join the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), an international university network focused primarily on research collaboration, postgraduate education and research funding. WUN comprises leading research universities committed to bringing their collective capability to bear some of the major issues facing humankind.

International Faculty Affiliations
The University of Auckland’s faculties and research institutes have members in several international associations and are affiliated with specialised global networks.

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