Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is in the top 1.2% universities worldwide according to the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. It is the 3rd largest university in New Zealand with about 30,000 students. AUT is ranked #1 in New Zealand for global research impact (due to the number of times our research is cited by academics globally). We have collaborated with 140 countries. AUT has research institutes and centres in a broad range of specialities including space research, big data, artificial intelligence, physical activity and nutrition, sustainable tourism, robotics, ecology, indigenous language revitalisation and financial forecasting. Our research addresses issues facing the environment and society, and our discoveries are widely used. Postgraduate students contribute to and learn from these research discoveries. AUT is the fastest growing postgraduate destination in New Zealand; our doctorate numbers have almost tripled since 2009.
Our perspective is firmly global – 48% of our academic staff are international and our students come from 140 different countries. Each year, around 5,600 international students study at AUT. Our alumni now live and work in 80 different countries. We have 5,000+ industry partnerships world-wide. We’re proud of our inclusive, vibrant and collegial culture.
AUT Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Tertiary Education Centre (STEM-TEC) is the first and only Centre in New Zealand that focuses on STEM education at tertiary level. The Centre was officially opened in 2014. Currently the Centre has 30 members from all faculties at AUT and 7 associate members from outside AUT. About a half of the Centre’s activities are devoted to conducting high quality research in STEM education and the other half to scholarship of teaching and learning and links to schools and the wider community.