• AUT campus in the centre of Auckland city. Photo credit: AUTAUT campus in the centre of Auckland city. Photo credit: AUT
  • Students chatting in one of the shared study areas. Photo credit: AUTStudents chatting in one of the shared study areas. Photo credit: AUT
  • AUT students studying. Photo credit: AUTAUT students studying. Photo credit: AUT

The university for the changing world

AUT was established in 1895 and has transitioned from an excellent polytechnic to a world ranked university. We are New Zealand’s second largest and fastest growing university in New Zealand’s largest and fastest growing city.

We’ve 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 has led to global recognition – we are ranked in the top 2% of the world’s universities in the 2017 QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education places us in the top 150 young universities worldwide.

Our teaching, research and community work integrate the most contemporary thinking and are focused on fields within: 

  • Culture and society
  • Economics and law
  • Design and creative technologies
  • Health and environmental sciences
  • Maori development

Established relationships with employers and professionals make our teaching and research relevant to current and future industry, which accounts for our high rate of graduate employment. Our students complement their technical learnings with the C’ skills’ – critical thinking, creativity, courage, curiosity and the ability to collaborate. Many AUT degrees involve a cooperative education component, where students join a commercial enterprise for a semester and apply their skills and knowledge in the real world.

Set in the heart of Auckland, AUT students are never far from amazing food, culture, and urban buzz. Drive less than 30 minutes and you'll find yourself in some of the most beautiful natural wonders New Zealand has to offer.

Why AUT?

  • Positioned in the top 2% of universities internationally
  • Five star ranking from QS for teaching; internationalisation; employability; facilities and inclusiveness*
  • AACSB accredited Business School, ranking it in the top 5% of business schools globally
  • Internationally recognised and globally competitive
  • Accredited by the New Zealand Government
  • Committed to internationalism and to the value of all our international students
  • Situated in Auckland, ranked in the world’s top three cities**

*QS Stars University Ratings 2017 

**Mercers 2017 Quality of Living survey

AUT has:

  • High graduate employment. Our graduates have real and future world employment skills
  • World-class facilities – from gyms to libraries and cafés
  • Close links with industry and the professions, ensuring that we teach you the skills that are really needed
  • Excellent research facilities and a strong research culture
  • Personal and interactive classes
  • An International Student Support Service team committed to helping you
  • Three vibrant, well-positioned campuses – Auckland (city), Manukau (South Auckland), and the North Shore (situated just across the Auckland Harbour Bridge)

Auckland – what makes it different?

  • New Zealand’s commercial capital, with the qualities of an international city
  • Home to some of New Zealand’s most beautiful coasts – you are never more than 30 minutes from a beach paradise
  • 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 BBQs in the many parks and domains
  • Most culturally diverse city in New Zealand with large Maori, Polynesian, Asian and European populations. Hang out at the city’s Chinese Lantern Festival, celebrate Diwali or spend a day in the Pacific Islands at the Pacifika Festival
  • Feel All Black fever as you see New Zealand’s world famous rugby team run into Eden Park and do the haka
  • Try a flat white for your study break caffeine fix with some of the best coffee in the world
  • Gateway to the Hauraki Gulf and all the great opportunities it offers for island hopping, fishing, swimming and sailing
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