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

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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 19 March. It offers a hands-on introduction to statistical data analysis, emphasising fundamental concepts and practical skills. Sign up at any time.

  • Top teachers recognised
    29 March 2018
    Seven lecturers who deliver Department of Statistics courses have been recognised for their contribution to teaching in 2017 in a newly-instituted departmental awards scheme.
  • Ihaka Lecture Series a success
    27 March 2018
    The Department of Statistics is delighted at the event turnout and online engagement for their second annual Ihaka Lecture Series.
  • 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.
  • Apply now for a 2018 graduate teaching assistant opportunity
    01 February 2018
    The Faculty of Science invites expressions of interest from postgraduate students for Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) positions in 2018.
  • Register now | Three-Minute Thesis Competition 2018
    19 April 2018
    Could you explain an 80,000 word thesis in just 180 seconds? This year's 2018 Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition challenges postgraduate students to communicate their research to a general audience in just 3 minutes with a single presentation slide. The Faculty of Science heats will be held on 21 May. Register now.