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Equivalent Full-time Students (EFTS) 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Commerce 3,082 3,096 3,220 3,526 3,586
Health Sciences 5,815 5,815 5,761 5,620 5,310
Humanities 5,328 5,643 5,910 5,971 5,646
Sciences 4,375 4,362 4,418 4,490 4,318
Other University* 0 35 36 55 43
Subtotal 18,600 18,951 19,344 19,661 18,903
Other Group EFTS** 275 246 224 257 269
Total 18,875 19,197 19,568 19,918 19,172

* Other University EFTS comprise continuing education EFTS not allocated to departments within the four academic divisions

** Other Group EFTS comprise domestic EFTS enrolled in the Foundation Studies programme of the University Subsidiary Foundation Studies Limited, law professional EFTS and from 2002-2003 students in the Overseas Trained Doctors Bridging Programme.

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EFTS by Type (University Only) 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Domestic 17,155 17,401 17,680 18,130 17,477
International 1,445 1,550 1,664 1,531 1,426
Total 18,600 18,951 19,344 19,661 18,903

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Enrolment By Qualification Type 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
PhD 1,293 1,301 1,259 1,258 1,206
Professional Doctorates 68 76 68 67 64
Masters - by thesis 1,018 1,059 969 979 921
Masters - by coursework 197 222 251 207 196
Postgraduate Diplomas 898 939 1,068 1,134 1,095
Postgraduate Certificates 485 538 473 526 525
Graduate Diplomas 416 426 475 487 405
Bachelor Honours 460 524 873 854 843
Bachelors 15,489 15,762 15,593 15,780 15,359
Undergraduate Diplomas 66 74 91 121 121
Undergraduate Certificates 7 18 25 31 48
Certificate of Proficiency 1,228 1,171 1,326 1,450 1,419
Interest Only 0 0 0 223 150
Foundation Studies 303 266 254 273 282
Other 7 6 17 20 25
Total 21,113 21,416 21,728 22,139 21,507

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Full-time & Part-time Students 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Full-time 17,370 17,509 17,883 17,953 17,291
Part-time 3,743 3,907 3,845 4,186 4,216
Total 21,113 21,416 21,728 22,139 21,507

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Female & Male Students 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Female 12,171 12,233 12,282 12,623 12,197
Male 8,942 9,183 9,446 9,516 9,310
Total 21,113 21,416 21,728 22,139 21,507

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First Year & Returning Students 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
First Year 4,149 3,996 3,832 4,458 4,453
Returning 16,964 17,420 17,896 17,681 17,054
Total 21,113 21,416 21,728 22,139 21,507

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Ethnicity of Students 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
European/Pakeha 74.3% 74.8% 75.0% 75.6% 75.7%
Māori 8.0% 7.8% 7.6% 7.6% 7.5%
Asian 18.6% 18.3% 17.9% 17.2% 16.9%
Pacific Islanders 3.2% 3.1% 3.1% 3.1% 3.0%
Other / unknown 3.3% 2.9% 2.9% 2.5% 2.5%

Note: Ethnic data is expressed as a percentage because students may identify with more than one ethnic group.

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Home Area of Students 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Dunedin 3,627 3,903 5,266 5,486 5,380
Otago/Southland 2,309 2,413 2,240 2,216 2,162
Remainder of South Island 3,792 3,695 3,380 3,567 3,380
North Island 8,284 8,276 7,864 7,891 7,667
Overseas (including NZ Citizens Overseas) 3,012 2,986 2,823 2,791 2,674
Unknown 89 143 154 188 244
Total 21,113 21,416 21,728 22,139 21,507

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International Students 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Undergraduate 1,879 1,924 2,036 1,873 1,829
Postgraduate 769 766 762 776 643
Total 2,648 2,690 2,798 2,649 2,472

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International Students by Home Country 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
USA 578 530 652 578 524
China 426 397 329 291 295
Malaysia 405 506 483 473 326
United Kingdom 104 96 100 86 61
India 101 104 97 74 69
Canada 90 97 113 99 112
Saudi Arabia 75 73 82 90 63
Germany 72 85 101 127 138
Brunei 60 70 64 63 60
Iran 50 36 28 20 12
Japan 49 40 45 60 82
Korea (South) 47 50 64 70 86
Singapore 42 31 31 33 35
France 35 42 47 45 49
Thailand 33 36 36 37 36
Vietnam 27 23 26 25 22
Taiwan 24 18 21 22 26
Samoa 24 23 20 15 17
Oman 24 23 25 28 25
Spain 20 20 15 10 9
Botswana 21 19 16 11 4
Denmark 21 14 16 14 23
Italy 19 19 11 9 13
Norway 18 17 15 17 15
Other 303 341 376 362 379
Total 2,648 2,690 2,798 2,649 2,472

Note: Note: Australian,Tokeluan and Cook Islands' students - whether resident in their home country or New Zealand prior to commencing study - are not counted as international students, and so are not included in the above figures.

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Home Area of First Year Students 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Dunedin 652 636 668 901 891
Otago/Southland 518 547 530 577 549
Remainder of South Island 833 784 675 808 758
North Island 1,822 1,691 1,665 1,772 1,780
Overseas (including NZ Citizens Overseas) 321 321 273 355 424
Unknown 3 17 21 45 51
Total 4,149 3,832 4,458 4,453 4,167

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Staff Profile

Full time Equivalent (FTE) Academic & Research Staff 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Females 509 496 491 487 476
Males 670 666 669 680 699
Total 1,179 1,162 1,160 1,167 1,175
Full time Equivalent (FTE) Research-Only Staff 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Females 243 244 266 264 240
Males 178 170 189 169 172
Total 420 414 455 432 412
Full time Equivalent (FTE) General Staff 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Females 1,402 1,409 1,385 1,411 1,373
Males 750 771 748 741 723
Total 2,152 2,180 2,133 2,152 2,096
Total Staff 3,752 3,755 3,749 3,751 3,683

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Land & Buildings

Land (hectares) 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Land owned by the University 33 33 33 33 31
Land in Crown title for the University 12 11 11 11 8
Endowment Leasehold 22,243 22,246 22,246 22,235 25,585
Total Land Controlled by the University 22,288 22,289 22,289 22,279 25,624

Notes: Endowment land is tied up in long term pastoral leases

University of Otago Nett Assignable Space (floor space in square metres) 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Commerce 8,929 9,022 8,929 8,870 9,079
Health Sciences 66,475 65,984 65,105 65,904 66,229
Humanities 20,163 20,298 20,533 20,600 19,773
Science 41,998 41,580 41,943 42,0203 39,013
Administration & Other 75,626 67,868 62,672 59,013 58,416
Corporate 776 3,139 3,030 3,033 2,923
Information Services 15,962 15,612 16,106 15,793 15,950
Total 229,929 218,318 215,233 211,383 205,548

Notes: University-owned flats and Residential Colleges total a further 56,190sqm, Unipol and Clubs & Societies 5658 sq m (approx).

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Library

Library Collection 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
Books (volumes) 1,095,169 1,119,373 1,109,344 1,096,807 1,094,165
Serials (volumes) 570,385 544,236 536,242 526,937 525,512
Microfilms 229,984 229,550 229,493 232,546 224,052
Non-book materials 1,243.283 1,228,227 1,221,442 1,221,570 1,218,520
Total 3,138,821 3,096,521 3,077,860 3,062,249 3,053,936
Print Serials received 3,932 5,128 6,030 6,210 6,813
Electronic Serials received 215,047 231,681 229,336 174,844 111,919
Total 218,979 235,366 181,054 118,732 80,502