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

Enrol for 2019

After gaining admission to a programme of study and accepting your offer of place online, you can enrol for courses. Enrol early to get into the courses and class times you want. Find out more.

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.

Data to Insight MOOC

Our hugely popular MOOC is running again from 15 October. It offers a hands-on introduction to statistical data analysis, emphasising fundamental concepts and practical skills. Sign up at any time.

  • Angling for the best models
    13 September 2018
    Dr Thomas Yee, a senior lecturer in the Department of Statistics, is a keen fly fisherman, and he has been able to marry his statistical nous with his hobby.
  • Major funding for University of Auckland science research
    13 September 2018
    A non-invasive laser probe to detect prostate cancer and developing high-value products from seaweed are just two research projects at the University of Auckland awarded funding from this year’s Endeavour and Smart Ideas science fund allocation.
  • Conveying data into everyday language
    29 August 2018
    Avinesh Pillai works with more than 55 million individual pieces of anonymised information about more than 6,800 New Zealand children and their families, covering everything from their weights at birth to how far they live from their schools.
  • New lecturer goes with the flow
    23 August 2018
    Newly-appointed lecturer Azam Asanjarani spends her days working on problems to do with queues, such as traffic jams, healthcare waiting lists, internet congestion and the like.
  • International honour for Professor James Curran
    10 August 2018
    Department of Statistics academic, Professor James Curran, has been awarded a Fellowship with the American Statistical Association (ASA).