In the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021, AUT is ranked in the 251-300 band. 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 19th 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 29 in the world) in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021.
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 23rd in the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2020, 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:
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.
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In the QS World University Rankings 2021, AUT is ranked as one of the top 500 universities in the world (ranked 437).
AUT’s international outlook was highlighted, with AUT achieving the maximum 100 points for international faculty (#55 in the world) and international students (#23 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.
The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by subject placed AUT in the top 101-125 in the world and first in New Zealand for its clinical, pre-clinical and health subjects. Our high scores for research impact and international outlook were significant factors in this ranking.
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.
The US News Global Universities Rankings 2020 place AUT as #434 in the world, scoring particularly well on measures of research citation impact and international research collaboration.
We are ranked #20 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 #134 in the world and second in New Zealand.
*Our Clinical Medicine ranking includes being placed:
In 2020, AUT was ranked in the top 150 universities in the world for clinical medicine and the top 200 worldwide for finance; first equal in New Zealand for both subjects. AUT’s research impact in the field of clinical health was recognised, receiving the maximum 100 points for citation impact.
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 2020 AUT also received subject rankings in: