The Faculty of Arts is the home of the humanities, social sciences, languages, and indigenous studies at the University of Auckland. We are New Zealand's leading arts faculty, ranked in the world's top 40 for humanities and social sciences in the 2015/16 QS World University Rankings.

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    Arts welcomes Chinese scholars
    30 August 2016
    The Faculty of Arts recently hosted 25 Chinese scholars to explore shared research interests and opportunities for future research collaborations.
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    Career retrospective: Rod Ellis
    29 August 2016
    Distinguished Professor Rod Ellis has had a long and varied career in second language acquisition — including literally writing the textbook.
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    Arts graduand running for mayor
    22 August 2016
    Last semester Chlöe Swarbrick completed her BA/LLB, applied for Spring Graduation, and announced her campaign for the Auckland mayoralty.
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    Tail of the Taniwha
    19 August 2016
    Arts graduate Courtney Sina Meredith has released her first collection of short stories.
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    Researchers win top teaching accolades
    18 August 2016
    Tracey McIntosh and Martin East have received national awards for sustained excellence in tertiary teaching.
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    New opportunities in Latin America
    15 August 2016
    Up to 20 Mexican students will be able to undertake doctoral study at the University of Auckland every year as the result of a new reciprocal agreement.
  • Dean's Lecture Series: Tony Fernando Event as iCalendar
    31 August 2016, 4:30 - 5:30pm
    Our next speaker is Dr Tony Fernando from FMHS, and in this presentation, the basic psychology and neuroscience of happiness research, as informed by positive psychology and affective neuroscience will be reviewed.
  • The university as an infinite game (School of Social Sciences) Event as iCalendar
    01 September 2016, 4 - 5pm
    Niki Harré discusses how life is comprised of at least two kinds of games (finite and infinite games) and suggests ways to give up on winning the finite games that lead us astray and instead revive the infinite ethos at universities.
  • Auckland Mayoral Debate 2016 (Creative Events, Architecture and Planning) Event as iCalendar
    07 September 2016, 6:30 - 7:30pm
    Join us as mayoral candidates discuss the future of Auckland's urban design, housing density and growth, as part of our Fast Forward series.