Welcome to the Department of Statistics

"Statistical thinking will one day be as necessary for efficient citizenship as the ability to read and write." H.G. Wells

Courses and Careers Open Day 2018

25 August 2018 – This one day could change your life. Discover amazing learning opportunities and get a taste of student life at New Zealand’s leading university.

Our subject is ranked 43rd

According to the 2018 QS World University Rankings by subject, the University of Auckland's statistics and operational research is ranked 43rd in the world. Find out more.

Discover your Science with us

We’re much more than just New Zealand’s top ranked science faculty. We are a diverse collaborative community, full of budding scientists ready to help you discover your passion and what makes you tick.

  • Visual Trumpery - the good and bad of data journalism
    25 March 2018
    Ihaka Lecture guest speaker, Alberto Cairo, warns we must beware of data visualisations that look convincing but skew the truth. He talks to Radio NZ about how good data journalism makes important information easily understandable.
  • Statistics rises up the ranks
    23 March 2018
    The University of Auckland has been ranked in the top 50 worldwide for Statistics and Operations Research, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018.
  • The Cambridge Analytica fallout
    21 March 2018
    Doctoral candidate Liza Bolton talks to Radio NZ about the Cambridge Analytica investigation and why it's causing so much concern.
  • Faculty of Science Postdoctoral Society
    09 March 2018
    The Postdoctoral Society is going from strength to strength since their inaugural research symposium in 2016.
  • R star launches fundraising appeal
    08 March 2018
    Leading R developer Hadley Wickham is calling on everyone who uses the statistical programming language R to donate just one dollar for every hour they have used it in the past year.
  • Entries open for New Zealand's most illustrious science prize
    20 June 2018
    Entries for the 2018 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes are now open, with New Zealand’s most talented established and emerging scientists, science teachers and science communicators able to apply for awards worth a combined value of $1 million across five categories.
  • Summer Data Science Fellowship Opportunity
    10 April 2018
    The Data Incubator is an intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists.