In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018, AUT is ranked 15th in the world for International Outlook (making us first in New Zealand and Australia), and among the world's top 500 universities. We're currently ranked in the 401-500 band, a significant improvement from our previous ranking in the 501-600 band.
In the Asia-Pacific University Ranking 2018, AUT is ranked as number 84.
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 world’s top 150 young universities, 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 in the top 20-30 in the world.
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In the QS World University Rankings 2019, AUT is ranked as one of the top 500 universities in the world (ranked 464). This puts AUT in the top 2% of universities worldwide.
AUT’s international outlook was highlighted, with AUT ranking #28 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 28th 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.
Both subjects performed particularly well in terms of international co-authorship and their percentage of international staff and students. Research citation impact was also an area of strength for Clinical & Health.
In 2017, AUT climbed about 120 places to be ranked #606 in the world, and is now #6 in New Zealand. The university scored particularly well on measures of research citation impact, and international collaboration in publication.
AUT also received subject rankings in:
In 2017, AUT’s School of Sport and Recreation was the top-ranked sport science school in New Zealand and among the top 100 in the world. The ranking consultancy identified international collaboration and research output as particular areas of strength in sport science at AUT.
In 2018 AUT also received subject rankings in: