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

Free university fees

The government has introduced new policies to make tertiary study more affordable. There is one year of fees-free study for students new to tertiary education. Find out more and check to see if you are eligible.

IASC NZSA conference 2017

It is our great pleasure to invite you to attend the IASC-NZSA conference, hosted by the Department of Statistics at the University of Auckland, on 10-14 December 2017.

Department of Statistics ranked 49th

According to the 2017 QS World University Rankings by subject, the University of Auckland's statistics and operational research is ranked 49th in the world. Find out more.

  • Helping police find forgers
    29 November 2017
    Professor James Curran is working on a project that promises to help police identify the origin of fake banknotes through the printers used to make them.
  • Summer scholars take on real-world research
    27 November 2017
    Statistics summer scholars Lucas Chen and William Cooper tell us about the projects they're working on.
  • Marsden win for Rachel Fewster
    15 November 2017
    Associate Professor Rachel Fewster has landed a $680,000 Marsden Grant that promises to supercharge our biodiversity monitoring toolkit.
  • Major funding boost for Science at University of Auckland
    02 November 2017
    Thirteen research projects across mathematics, computer science, cosmology, astrobiology, biological sciences, statistics, chemistry and psychology are funded with $8,778,000 from the Marsden Fund for 2017.