根据过去的三次人口普查，新西兰的人口变得更加多样化、老龄化和城市化。据预测，2017年，随着新政府实行为期一年的免费学习政策，增加了毛利人、太平洋地区和其他贫困家庭学生的数量，欧洲人口将继续下降，而毛利人、Pasifika和亚洲人口将增加(奥克兰大学，2017b)。UoA面临的挑战是继续影响18 - 25岁的年轻人，鼓励他们继续深造。高等教育的资助是复杂的，包括学生资助、学生支付的学费和学费补贴。2015/16年度政府用于高等教育的总开支为40.5亿元，包括教育和研究经费、学生津贴、行政开支，以及学生贷款制度下的贷款。然而，这限制了大学增加学费，导致2017年UoA学生的人均收入较低。低技能的高技能的角色现在已经取代了类型的机械和数字技术已经严重干扰了产品和服务的业务部门,同时技术提高教育和学生的经验,UoA挑战提供实践经验在国际层面上,需要更多的设施和建筑成本高。UoA还必须确保他们能够与海外的高等教育和本地的职业教育提供商竞争，以继续在市场上努力。
According to the past three census periods, NZ’s population has become more diverse, older and more urbanised. It is predicted that the European population will continue to decline while Maori, Pasifika and Asian population will grow Following the new government’s policy of a year of free study increased the number of Maori, Pacific and other students from deprived backgrounds in 2017 (University of Auckland, 2017b). The challenge for UoA is to continue to influence young people aged 18 to 25 and encourage them to further study.Funding tertiary education is complex and includes student support, tuition fees paid by students, and tuition subsidies. The total government expenditure for tertiary education in 2015/16 was $4.05 billion, including education and research fundings, student allowances, administration costs, and lending under the student loan system The year free education proposed by the government helped domestic students to pursue further studies. However, this limited universities to increase tuition fees which resulted in low-level income per student for UoA in 2017 .The wide use of technology over the past two decades have made existing human skills obsolete. Low-skilled to high-skilled roles have now been replaced by types of machinery and digital technologies have interfered with the products and services number of business sectors While technology enhances education and student experience, UoA is challenged to provide hands-on experience at an international level which requires more facilities and higher building cost. UoA also has to make sure that they can compete with overseas tertiary and local vocational education providers to continue to strive in the market.