Conference Venue


The University of Auckland, New Zealand 

Adrress: 38 Princes St, Auckland, 1010



The University of Auckland is the largest university in New Zealand, located in the country's largest city, Auckland. It is the highest-ranked university in the country, being ranked 81st worldwide in the 2016/17 QS World University Rankings. Established in 1883 as a constituent college of the University of New Zealand, the university is made up of eight faculties; these are spread over six campuses. It has more than 40,000 students, and more than 30,000 "equivalent full-time" students.


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). Housed in a disused courthouse and jail, it started out with 95 students and 4 teaching staff: Frederick Douglas Brown, professor of chemistry (London and Oxford); Algernon Phillips Withiel Thomas, professor of natural sciences (Oxford); Thomas George Tucker, professor of classics (Cambridge); and George Francis Walker, professor of mathematics (Cambridge). By 1901, student numbers had risen to 156; the majority of these students were training towards being law clerks or teachers and were enrolled part-time. From 1905 onwards, an increasing number of students enrolled in commerce studies.

The University conducted little research until the 1930s, when there was a spike in interest in academic research during the Depression. At this point, the college's executive council issued several resolutions in favour of academic freedom after the controversial dismissal of John Beaglehole (allegedly for a letter to a newspaper where he publicly defended the right of communists to distribute their literature), which helped encourage the college's growth.


Local Transport
Local buses, trains and ferries are run by Auckland Transport who provide timetables and real time information on services. Their website also provides information on walking and cycling in the city.
Auckland has several taxi companies and Uber runs services city-wide.

Transport from the airport
Auckland International Airport is located approximately 40 minutes from the city centre. Three transport options are available at the airport terminal: Metered taxis will take travellers directly from the airport to the hotel. Fares vary depending on traffic, but generally the trip costs NZD 75-90 each way. Shuttle buses also offer door-to-door service. The trip may take more time than in a taxi, especially if there are several passengers. Fares are approximately NZD 35 per person each way. If your suitcase is light and you don’t mind walking, you may wish to take the Airbus Express. Take Airbus Route #1 from the airport terminal to 25 Symonds Street (bus stop 7147) and walk 10 minutes to the hotel. Tickets cost NZD 16.
For more information, please visit the Auckland Airport website.