AUT is the fastest growing and second largest university in New Zealand. AUT have been a university since 2000, but a place of learning for 120 years and operate in accordance with the Education Act (1989).
AUT is a contemporary New Zealand university focused on providing exceptional student opportunities and learning experiences, and graduate success in a context stimulated by impactful research and industry connectivity.More than 28,000 students are enrolled at AUT in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, studying at one of our three campuses. AUT has consistently been a leader in undergraduate and postgraduate enrolment growth of both New Zealand and international students across a wide range of professional disciplines, and as a result it is now the second largest university in New Zealand.
In the QS World University Rankings 2018, AUT is ranked as one of the top 450 universities in the world (in the 441-450 band). This puts AUT in the top 2% of universities worldwide.AUT's international outlook was highlighted, with AUT ranking #29 in the world for attracting international students and #64 for attracting international academic staff.