The University of Auckland
: Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau
) is New Zealand
's largest 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
Over 1300 doctoral candidates were enrolled at the University of Auckland in 2004.
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 THES - QS World University Rankings, ranked at number 46.