The University of Auckland (Māori: Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau) is a university located in Auckland, New Zealand. It is the largest university in the country and the highest ranked in the 2011 QS World University Rankings, having been ranked 82nd worldwide. Established in 1883 as a constituent college of the University of New Zealand, the university is made up of eight faculties over six campuses, and has more than 39,000 students at April 2010. Over 1,300 doctoral candidates were enrolled at the University of Auckland in 2007. It also provides the most conjoint combinations in New Zealand, with over 50 combinations. Conjoint programs allow students to achieve multiple degrees in a shortened period of time. The University of Auckland began as a constituent of the University of New Zealand, founded on 23 May 1883 as Auckland University College. Stewardship of the University during its establishment period was the responsibility of John Chapman Andrew (Vice Chancellor of the University of New Zealand 1885–1903).
Healthcare robots in the homes of independent elderly rural residents may help lessen social isolation and help with medical care, according to new research from the University of Auckland.
Auckland's trees have little protection against urban intensification and of those that are left, only a few are listed for preservation, a new study has found.
(Phys.org) —University of Auckland physicist Dr Miro Erkintalo is part of an international team investigating how lasers and optical fibres can be used to understand freakishly large waves on the ocean.
A survey of school children has found they lack knowledge about unwanted plants and pests and the effects they could have on our environment.
(Phys.org) —Genetics provides stunning new answers to the question of human evolution, according to Auckland cancer researcher, Dr Graeme Finlay.
A study of over 4000 students has revealed their success was influenced by the expectations of the people teaching them.
Research into the mating behaviour of one of New Zealand's most unusual insects shows it doesn't always pay to be brave – sneaking sex can be just as effective.
Fish may experience heart failure as ocean temperatures rise due to climate change, according to new research from the University of Auckland.
A recent University of Auckland study has revealed a preference for humanlike features on a robot's display screen.
Tiny pulses of light one billionth of a second apart, travelling further than from the Earth to Sun, were used in an exquisitely sensitive experiment at The University of Auckland to explore fundamental interactions between ...