In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022, AUT is ranked in the 201-250 band and ranked equal second in New Zealand.
In the Asia-Pacific University Ranking 2019, AUT is ranked as number 51.
Our citation score puts AUT at 29th in the world. This impressive achievement puts AUT ahead of all other universities in Australasia.
AUT is ranked first in New Zealand for International Outlook (ranked number 27 in the world) in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022.
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.
Times Higher Education has ranked AUT as one of the best young universities, ranked 40th in the world based on the quality of our 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 15th in the world.
AUT is ranked 76th in the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2021, which highlight the social impact of universities and their commitment to the UN Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs).
For individual Sustainability Development Goals we’re ranked:
In the QS World University Rankings 2022, AUT is ranked as one of the top 500 universities in the world (ranked 451).
AUT’s international outlook was highlighted, with AUT achieving the maximum 100 points for international faculty (#52 in the world) and international students (#24 in the world).
In the 2021 QS ranking of the top 50 world universities under 50 years old, AUT is ranked in the #51-60 band.
AUT has been rated as a 5-star university by world university rankings organisation QS.
The QS stars system uses a range of indicators to evaluate and benchmark the broader student experience and contribution of universities.
Auckland was ranked 27th 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.
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.
The US News Global Universities Rankings 2021 place AUT as #389 in the world, scoring particularly well on measures of research citation impact and international research collaboration.
We are ranked #17 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 #191 in the world and second in New Zealand.
*Our Clinical Medicine ranking includes being placed:
**Our Social Sciences & Public Health ranking includes being placed:
In 2020, AUT’s School of Sport and Recreation was ranked as the top-ranked sport science school in New Zealand, and ranked 39th in the world. The ranking consultancy identified international collaboration and research output as particular areas of strength in sport science at AUT.
In 2021, AUT was ranked in the top 150 universities in the world for clinical medicine; first equal in New Zealand. AUT is also top in New Zealand for research influence and international collaboration in that subject.
In 2021, AUT also received subject rankings in: