AUT creates graduates who are world ready, not just career ready. Curiosity, creativity, connection and collaboration are the new global currencies. That’s why they’re at the core of our teaching philosophy, to ensure that our students thrive in this world of rapid technological change. We are proudly and uniquely Kiwi with a firmly global perspective. That’s the outlook and ambition we give our students, whether they go on to live in New Zealand or in one of the 80 different countries our alumni now call home.
Welcome to AUT University
AUT is New Zealand’s second largest and fastest growing university. We have over 30,000 adventurous, energised, innovative educators, researchers and students that have been drawn to test boundaries, challenge established theories, break new ground and discover what is possible. Our diversity and international outlook have led to global recognition – we are ranked in the top 1.2% of the world’s universities in the 2019 QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education has us as first in Australasia and 21st in the world for international outlook.
We connect our students to industry through work placements, internships and entrepreneurial programmes, and they engage with communities via volunteering and leadership initiatives. AUT has more than 994 doctoral students and over 60 research institutes and centres with world class expertise. We undertake international research in biotechnology, epidemiology, addictions and rehabilitation, astronomy, artificial intelligence, big data, human nutrition and metabolism, communications and economics, among others, and have award-winning academics working in all the following fields:
- Culture and society
- Business, economics and law
- Design and creative technologies
- Health and environmental sciences
- Maori development
Auckland – what makes it different?
- New Zealand’s commercial capital, with all the qualities of a great international city
- Home to some of New Zealand’s most beautiful coasts – you are never more than 30 minutes from a beach paradise
- The most culturally diverse city in New Zealand with large Maori, Polynesian, Asian and European populations. Hang out at Auckland’s Chinese Lantern Festival, celebrate Diwali or spend a day in the Pacific Islands at the Pacifika Festival
- A temperate climate (average temperature 24 degrees in summer, 14 degrees in winter)
- Sunday market strolls – browse around the best fresh farmers markets in the world – straight from Kiwi farms to your tummy!
- Picnics and barbecues in the city’s many parks and domains
- Feel All Black fever as you see New Zealand’s world-famous rugby team run into Eden Park stadium and do the haka
- Try a flat white for your study break caffeine fix – Auckland has some of the best coffee in the world
- Auckland is the gateway to the Hauraki Gulf and all the great opportunities it offers for island-hopping, fishing, swimming and sailing.