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Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

55 Wellesley St East Auckland,
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Creating world-ready graduates

AUT’s mission is to create great graduates. We prepare students to be successful wherever in the world their career may take them.
We encourage innovation and embrace new technologies, to prepare our students for the rapidly changing world.
AUT graduates are highly favoured by employers, with 95% of available graduates in paid employment within nine months of graduation.

World-class teaching and learning

Established as a university in 2000, we are now the second largest in New Zealand.
We’re proud to be one of the world’s best modern universities – we have an overall five-star rating from QS, in addition to five-star ratings for Teaching, Employability, Research, Internationalisation, Facilities, Innovation and Inclusiveness.
Study with us and you can enrol in our range of world-ranked subjects, which include New Zealand’s top-ranked health programmes and the country’s best sport science school.

A global outlook

We know that to create truly great graduates, we must do more than get them ready for their career; we must get them ready for the world.
We are consistently ranked first in New Zealand for international outlook by QS. We have more than 5,000 industry partners around the world, our students are from 140 different countries, and half of our academic staff were born overseas.

An innovative teaching and learning space
AUT’s three modern campuses have several award-winning buildings which were created using sustainable principles and feature inviting, collaborative and functional learning areas, auditoriums and research spaces.
We also have a number of world-class facilities including one of only two motion capture studios in the country; New Zealand’s top sports science facility, AUT Millennium; and the country’s only two major radio telescopes, which are involved in projects with international research partners including NASA.

World-leading staff
Our academic staff are research-active and at the forefront of their disciplines, and organisations around the world draw on their expertise for key projects.
For example, Associate Professor Felicity Lamm was appointed as the Government’s chief advisor for health and safety, and Professor Gail Pacheco’s research is being used by the Government to address the gender pay gap.
Professor Steve Henry was the first person in Australasia to secure a spot in the world-leading Johnson & Johnson Innovation JLABS in Houston to further his work on surface-modification technology Kode Technology, which has the potential to fight cancer.
Associate Professor Barbara Bollard’s innovative use of drones to monitor remote and unique ecosystems from Antarctica to Africa has caught the attention of scientists from NASA and the SETI Institute who recognise this approach could also help them find evidence of life on Mars.

Innovative and relevant research
AUT is recognised as the best university in New Zealand for global research impact. Our 60 research centres and institutes deliver leading research across a range of subjects including space, artificial intelligence, robotics, ecology, physical activity and nutrition.
AUT research addresses issues facing the environment and society and is used both in the classroom and across the globe.


University Highlights

Total students - 18,408


International students - 8,951


Total faculty staff - 1,145


Total students - 18,408


International students - 8,951


Total faculty staff - 1,145



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