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Equivalent Full-time Students (EFTS) 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Commerce 3,074 3,082 3,096 3,220 3,526
Health Sciences 5,857 5,815 5,815 5,761 5,620
Humanities 5,180 5,328 5,643 5,910 5,971
Sciences 4,458 4,375 4,362 4,418 4,490
Other University* 0 0 35 36 55
Subtotal 18,570 18,600 18,951 19,344 19,661
Other Group EFTS** 261 275 246 224 257
Total 18,830 18,875 19,197 19,568 19,918

* 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) 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Domestic 17,172 17,155 17,401 17,680 18,130
International 1,397 1,445 1,550 1,664 1,531
Total 18,570 18,600 18,951 19,344 18,661

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Enrolment By Qualification Type 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
PhD 1,317 1,293 1,301 1,259 1,258
Professional Doctorates 71 68 76 68 67
Masters 1,214 1,216 1,281 1,220 1,186
Postgraduate Diplomas 841 898 939 1,068 1,134
Postgraduate Certificates 547 485 538 473 526
Graduate Diplomas 388 416 426 475 487
Bachelor Honours 434 460 524 873 854
Bachelors 15,136 15,489 15,762 15,593 15,780
Undergraduate Diplomas 60 66 74 91 121
Undergraduate Certificates 5 7 18 25 31
Certificate of Proficiency 1,284 1,228 1,171 1,326 1,450
Interest Only 10 0 0 0 223
Foundation Studies 300 303 266 254 273
Other 6 7 6 17 20
Total 20,942 21,113 21,416 21,728 22,139

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Female & Male Students 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Female 12,004 12,171 12,233 12,282 12,623
Male 8,936 8,942 9,183 9,446 9,516
X 2 N/a N/a N/a N/a
Total 20,942 21,113 21,416 21,728 22,139

Note: The Department of Internal Affairs has created X as a category to accommodate indeterminate or unspecified gender for the purposes of passports or other identification documents.

The University's usage of X is consistent with this. Prior to 2014, X was not available as an option within the University's student enrolment system.

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First Year & Returning Students 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
First Year 4,057 4,149 3,996 3,832 4,458
Returning 16,885 16,964 17,420 17,896 17,681
Total 20,942 21,113 21,416 21,728 22,139

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Ethnicity of Students 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
European/Pakeha 74.3% 74.3% 74.8% 75.0% 75.6%
Māori 8.5% 8.0% 7.8% 7.6% 7.6%
Asian 18.3% 18.6% 18.3% 17.9% 17.2%
Pacific Islanders 3.6% 3.2% 3.1% 3.1% 3.1%
Other / unknown 3.2% 3.3% 2.9% 2.9% 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 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Dunedin 3,407 3,627 3,903 5,266 5,486
Otago/Southland 2,213 2,309 2,413 2,240 2,216
Remainder of South Island 3,895 3,792 3,695 3,380 3,567
North Island 8,425 8,284 8,276 7,864 7,891
Overseas (including NZ Citizens Overseas) 2,938 3,012 2,986 2,823 2,791
Unknown 64 89 143 154 188
Total 20,942 21,113 21,416 21,728 22,139

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International Students 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Undergraduate 1,868 1,879 1,924 2,036 1,873
Postgraduate 825 769 766 762 776
Total 2,693 2,648 2,690 2,798 2,649

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International Students by Home Country 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
United States of America 581 578 530 652 578
China 514 426 397 329 291
Malaysia 294 405 506 483 473
United Kingdom 101 104 96 100 86
India 99 101 104 97 74
Saudi Arabia 84 75 73 82 90
Germany 79 72 85 101 127
Canada 66 90 97 113 99
Brunei 61 60 70 64 63
Japan 60 49 40 45 60
Iran 57 50 36 28 20
Singapore 46 42 31 31 33
France 39 35 42 47 45
South Korea 39 47 50 64 70
Oman 35 24 23 25 28
Thailand 35 33 36 36 37
Norway 31 18 17 15 17
Brazil 30 8 13 16 19
Viet Nam 28 27 23 26 25
Taiwan 27 24 18 21 22
Samoa 23 24 23 20 15
Indonesia 22 12 10 13 8
Denmark 20 21 14 16 14
Other 322 323 356 374 355
Total 2,693 2,648 2,690 2,798 2,649

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 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Dunedin 593 652 636 668 901
Otago/Southland 474 518 547 530 577
Remainder of South Island 876 833 784 675 808
North Island 1,882 1,822 1,691 1,665 1,772
Overseas (including NZ Citizens Overseas) 230 321 321 273 355
Unknown 2 3 17 21 45
Total 4,057 4,149 3,996 3,832 4,458

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Staff Profile

Full time Equivalent (FTE) Academic & Research Staff 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Females 512 509 496 491 487
Males 676 670 666 669 680
Total 1,188 1,179 1,162 1,160 1,167
Full time Equivalent (FTE) Research-Only Staff 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Females 240 243 244 266 264
Males 183 178 170 189 169
Total 423 420 414 455 432
Full time Equivalent (FTE) General Staff 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Females 1,407 1,402 1,409 1,385 1,411
Males 770 750 771 748 741
Total 2,177 2,152 2,180 2,133 2,152
Total Staff 3,788 3,752 3,755 3,749 3,751

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Land & Buildings

Land (hectares) 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Land owned by the University 33 33 33 33 33
Land in Crown title for the University 12 12 11 11 11/td>
Endowment Leasehold 22,243 22,243 22,246 22,246 25,235
Total Land Controlled by the University 22,288 22,288 22,289 22,289 22,279

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

University of Otago Nett Assignable Space (floor space in square metres) 2014 2013 2011 2012 2010
Commerce 8,714 8,929 9,022 8,929 8,870
Health Sciences 66,050 66,475 65,984 65,105 65,904
Humanities 20,167 20,163 20,298 20,533 20,600
Science 41,671 41,998 41,580 41,943 42,020
Administration & Other 70,425 75,626 67,868 62,672 59,013
Corporate 759 776 3,139 3,030 3,033
Information Services 15,803 15,962 15,612 16,106 15,793
Total 222,589 229,929 223,504 218,318 215,233

Note: University-owned flats and Residential Colleges total a further 60,556sqm.

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Library

Library Collection 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Books (volumes) 1,212,901 1,095,169 1,119,373 1,109,344 1,096,807
Serials (volumes) 493,941 570,385 544,236 536,242 526,937
Microfilms N/a 229,984 229,550 229,493 232,546
Non-book materials N/a 1,243.283 1,228,227 1,221,442 1,221,570
Hocken pictures and photographs 1,130,574 N/a N/a N/a N/a
Total 2,837,416 3,138,821 3,121,386 3,096,521 3,077,860
Print Serials received 3,791 3,932 5,128 6,030 6,210
Electronic Serials received 164,304 215,047 231,681 229,336 174,844
Total 168,095 218,979 236,809 235,366 181,054