University of Auckland

Founded in 1883, the University of Auckland is the largest university in New Zealand, hosting over 40,000 students on five Auckland campuses, nearly 10,000 of whom graduate annually. The Newmarket Campus was opened in May 2015, featuring extensively refurbished buildings and a new large-scale structures hall for the Faculty of Engineering, with space for some Faculty of Science activities. 

The mission of the University of Auckland is to be:

“A research-led, international university, recognised for excellence in teaching, learning, research, creative work, and administration, for the significance of its contributions to the advancement of knowledge and its commitment to serve its local, national and international communities.”


Auckland Bioengineering Institute

The Institute is pioneering the development of mathematical models of human physiology and new instrumentation techniques for a wide variety of healthcare applications. The ABI’s vision is to provide virtual human models which can be personalised and used, with new medical devices, as the basis for improved and lower cost healthcare.

Bioengineering is the fastest growing engineering discipline worldwide and equally attracts male and female students into undergraduate and graduate programmes.

The ABI has strong research links with the Faculties of Engineering, Science, and Medical and Health Sciences. A very close relationship is maintained with the Department of Engineering Science, particularly through involvement in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Biomedical Engineering degree programme.

The Institute has around 190 members, of which more than 80 are graduate students enrolled in Doctoral or Master's research. All our students are members of at least one multi-disciplinary research team, which often include valuable collaborations with domestic and international clinicians, medical professionals, computer scientists and bioengineers.



Pr. Bruce Smaill

Senior Investigators

Greg Sands

Mark Trew

Young Investigators

Jesse Ashton