Global university rankings have seen AUT named New Zealand's most international university and ranked in the top 450 universities in the world.
AUT is ranked in the top 450 universities in the world - the top 3% of universities in the world.
AUT is no.33 in the world for attracting international students and no.64 for attracting international academic staff.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2016/17 ranked AUT as 19th in the world for International Outlook - which makes it the highest ranked university in New Zealand for International Outlook.
The ranking recognises AUT's ability to attract international students and staff, and how well it engages and collaborates with overseas universities.
In the QS World University Rankings for 2016/17 AUT was ranked as one of the top 450 universities in the world, continuing an upward trend in QS rankings. This puts AUT in the top 3% of universities worldwide.
AUT Vice-Chancellor Derek McCormack says AUT's continued improvement in rankings reflects its growth and focus on providing a vibrant learning and research environment.
"AUT is New Zealand's fastest growing university and our focus is on providing a contemporary learning experience for our students."
"It's pleasing to see AUT recognised once again for our international outlook. Evidence shows students within a diverse educational environment develop more critical thinking skills and more analytical skills simply by having to grapple with the different perspectives that come forward in discussions," he said.
AUT's international outlook was also highlighted by the QS rankings, with AUT ranking as number 33 in the world for attracting international students and #64 for attracting international academic staff.
In the QS ranking of the top 50 world universities under 50 years old, AUT received its highest ranking ever - in the #51-60 band - and was the fourth youngest university acknowledged in this ranking.
Times Higher Education 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.
In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 AUT achieved five rankings that put it in the top 250 in the world. AUT is in the:
- top 100 for Art and Design
- top 150 for Accounting and Finance
- top 200 for Communications and Media Studies
- top 250 for Education
- top 250 for Computer Science and Information Systems
In the QS Stars ratings AUT received the maximum five stars for Teaching, Employability, Internationalisation, Facilities, and Access/Inclusiveness and the AUT Business School received the maximum five stars in Engagement, Facilities, Internationalisation & Diversity, and the MBA programme.