Auckland University Of Technology Ranking

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.

Number 1 for global research impact in New Zealand

Our citation score puts AUT at 32nd in the world. This impressive achievement puts AUT ahead of all other New Zealand universities.

Top university for international outlook in New Zealand

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.

Ranked 23rd in the world for social and economic impact

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:

  • 1st in the world – SDG 8 Decent work and economic growth
  • 11th in the world – SDG 5 Gender equality
  • 20th in the world – SDG 11 Sustainable cities and communities
Top millennial university in Australasia and top 40 young university in the world

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. 

QS World University Rankings

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).

One of the world’s top young universities

In the 2021 QS ranking of the top 50 world universities under 50 years old, AUT is ranked in the #51-60 band.

A 5-star university

AUT has been rated as a 5-star university by world university rankings organisation QS.

5 out of 5 stars for:
  • Teaching
  • Employability
  • Research
  • Internationalisation
  • Facilities
  • Innovation
  • Inclusiveness
  • Sports (specialist subject)

The QS stars system uses a range of indicators to evaluate and benchmark the broader student experience and contribution of universities.

One of the best student cities

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.

World-ranked subjects

QS World University Subject Rankings 2020
  • Accounting and Finance – top 150
  • Art and Design – top 150
  • Business and Management Studies – top 250
  • Communication and Media Studies – top 150
  • Computer Science and Information Systems – top 450
  • Economics and Econometrics – top 300
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering – top 500
  • Hospitality and Leisure Management – top 34
  • Mechanical Engineering – top 500
  • Sports – top 35