In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020, AUT is ranked in the 251-300 band, the fourth consecutive year that AUT has moved up in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
We are the third highest ranked university in New Zealand.
In the Asia-Pacific University Ranking 2019, AUT is ranked as number 51.
Our citation score puts AUT at 32nd in the world. This impressive achievement puts AUT ahead of all other New Zealand universities.
AUT is ranked first in New Zealand for International Outlook (ranked number 27 in the world) in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020.
Times Higher Education ranks universities for international outlook according to their ability to attract international students and staff, as well as how well they engage and collaborate with overseas universities.
AUT is ranked 16th in the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2019, which highlight the social impact of universities and their commitment to the UN Sustainability Development Goals.
Times Higher Education has ranked AUT as one of the world’s top 60 young universities (ranked number 51 in the world), based on the quality of teaching, research, citations, international outlook and industry income.
AUT is also one of the worlds' top millennial universities (those founded in the 21st century) - ranked first in Australasia and 14th in the world.
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In the QS World University Rankings 2020, AUT is ranked as one of the top 500 universities in the world (ranked 442).
AUT’s international outlook was highlighted, with AUT ranking #21 in the world, the highest score for a New Zealand university.
In the QS ranking of the top 50 world universities under 50 years old, AUT was ranked in the #61-70 band. We are the 16th youngest university acknowledged in this ranking.
AUT has been rated as a five-star university by world university rankings organisation QS. We also achieved a maximum five stars for Teaching, Employability, Internationalisation, Facilities and Inclusiveness. AUT’s focus on Social Responsibility was recognised with a four-star rating.
The QS stars system uses a range of indicators to evaluate and benchmark the broader student experience and contribution of universities.
Auckland was ranked 23rd in the QS Best Student Cities rankings, due to a high score for quality of living, a large and diverse student community, and a high rating from graduate recruiters as a source of new talent.
A key component of the rankings methodology is a worldwide reputation survey completed by academic peers (85,000) and employers (42,000). Research citations are also assessed for most subjects.
In 2018, the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by subject placed AUT 92 in the world and first in New Zealand for its clinical, pre-clinical and health subjects. Our high score for research impact was a significant factor in this ranking.
In 2018 AUT also received subject rankings in:
To determine its rankings, THE judges world-class universities across all of their core missions – teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook, using 13 performance indicators.
In 2018, AUT climbed another 68 places to be ranked #538 in the world, scoring particularly well on measures of research citation impact and international collaboration in publication.
We are ranked #38 in the world, and first in New Zealand, for the number of citations per paper. The percentage of publications with international collaboration puts us at #128 in the world and second in New Zealand.
We are ranked #283 in the world for Clinical Medicine, including being rated #26 globally for our very strong citation impact, #89 for international collaboration and #155 in the world for the percentage of top 1% highly cited papers.
In 2018, AUT’s School of Sport and Recreation was the top-ranked sport science school in New Zealand and ranked 46th in the world. The ranking consultancy identified international collaboration and research output as particular areas of strength in sport science at AUT.
In 2019 AUT also received subject rankings in: