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Global university rankings place AUT in New Zealand’s top three

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Global university rankings place AUT in New Zealand’s top three

AUT has moved up the Times Higher Education World University Rankings once again and is now placed in the 301-350 band – up from last year’s 401-450 band – whilst three other New Zealand universities have slipped.

A major factor for AUT’s ranking this year is its improved citation impact score. The score represents AUT’s global research impact. It looks at universities’ role in spreading new knowledge and ideas by capturing the average number of times a university’s published work is cited by scholars worldwide. Our score puts us ahead of all other universities in New Zealand, with a marked improvement from fifth to first place this year.

As a young university that is less than 20 years old, AUT is swiftly rising through university rankings. Not only are we ranked in the top 1.2% of universities worldwide, we have maintained our position in the world’s top 150 young universities.

AUT continues to retain the top position in the country for international outlook, which considers each institution’s proportion of international staff and students, and the extent to which their academics collaborate with international colleagues.

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A closer look at the rankings

Ranked in the top 1.2% of universities worldwide, we are the third highest ranked university in New Zealand.

In the Asia-Pacific University Ranking 2018, AUT is ranked as number 84.

Number 1 for global research impact in New Zealand

Our citation score puts AUT at 101st in the world. This impressive achievement puts AUT ahead of all other New Zealand universities.

Top university for international outlook in Australia and New Zealand

AUT is ranked first in Australia and New Zealand for International Outlook (ranked number 22 in the world) in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019.

One of the world’s top young 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 world’s top millennial universities (those founded in the 21st century) - ranked in the top 20-30 in the world. Based on the recent overall ranking result, AUT is expected to be ranked higher when the new Young University Rankings are released in 2019.

  • 20,123 STUDENTS (EQUIVALENT FULL-TIME STUDENTS)
  • 2,848 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
  • 101,612 ALUMNI COMMUNITY
  • 132,055 QUALIFICATIONS HAVE BEEN AWARDED SINCE AUT BECAME A UNIVERSITY IN 2000

Statistics and content taken from the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019 press release.

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