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The University of Auckland began as a part of the University of New Zealand, founded on 23 May 1883 as Auckland University College. Stewardship of the University during its establishment period was the liability of John Chapman Andrew (Vice Chancellor of the University of New Zealand 1885–1903). Housed in a deserted courthouse and jail, it started out with 95 students and 4 teaching staff: Frederick Douglas Brown, professor of chemistry (London and Oxford); Algernon Phillips Withiel Thomas, professor of natural sciences (Oxford); Thomas George Tucker, professor of classics (Cambridge); and George Francis Walker, professor of mathematics (Cambridge). By 1901, student numbers had risen to 156; the majority of these students were training towards being law clerks or teachers and were enrolled part-time. From 1905 onwards, an increasing number of students enrolled in commerce studies. The University conducted little research until the 1930s, when there was a spike in interest in academic research during the Depression. At this point, the colleges executive council issued several resolutions in favour of academic freedom after the controversial dismissal of J.C. Beaglehole (allegedly for a letter to a newspaper where he publicly defended the right of communists to distribute their literature), which helped encourage the colleges growth. In 1934, four new professors joined the college: Arthur Sewell (English), H.G. Forder (Mathematics), C.G. Cooper (Classics) and James Rutherford (History). The combination of new talent, and academic freedom, saw Auckland University College flourish through to the 1950s
The following is the list of scholars from The University of Auckland who contributed and/or serves as editors for one or more OMICS International journals and conferences
The following is the list of proceedings by scholars from The University of Auckland that are published in OMICS International journals and conferences.
Hakkan Lai, Caroline Walker, Alistair Woodward, Peter Tricker and Susan Morton