History of Auckland University Of Technology
Auckland University of Technology, also known as AUT was founded as Auckland Technical School in 1895, offering evening classes only. Daytime classes began in 1906 and its name was changed to Auckland Technical College. In 1913 it was renamed Seddon Memorial Technical College. In the early 1960s educational reforms resulted in the separation of secondary and tertiary teaching; two educational establishments were formed; the tertiary (polytechnic) adopting the name Auckland Technical Institute (ATI) in 1963 and the secondary school continuing with the same name. It has been affiliated with Universities in New Zealand. QS World University rankings gave it a global rank of #486, Times Higher Education Rankings gave it a global rank in the range #251-300, and US News and World Report gave it a global rank of #372 in 2023.
The largest city in New Zealand, Auckland, is home to Auckland institution of Technology, the second-largest institution in the nation. Being ranked among the top modern universities in the world makes us extremely proud. In fact, QS gives us a five-star rating overall, and we also have five-star ratings for Teaching, Employability, Research, Internationalisation, Facilities, Innovation, and Inclusiveness. When it comes to having an international perspective, we are consistently ranked number one in New Zealand. We have more than 5,000 partners in various industries all over the world. Our student community is incredibly diverse, with people from 140 different countries studying here. Additionally, half of our academic staff originally come from other countries.
AUT's main goal is to help students become excellent graduates. We get them ready to succeed no matter where they work in the world. We like to try new things and use modern technology to teach our students about the fast-changing world. Many employers really like hiring AUT graduates because 94% of them find paid jobs within nine months after finishing their studies.
AUT has three modern campuses in Auckland with many fantastic buildings. These buildings won awards because they were built using sustainable methods. Inside, you'll find welcoming and functional spaces for learning, working together, and doing research. We're proud to offer top-notch facilities like the motion capture studio (one of only two in the country), AUT Millennium (New Zealand's best sports science facility), and the two major radio telescopes (the only ones in the country). These telescopes work on exciting projects with research partners from around the world.
AUT is known as the top university in New Zealand for making a big impact through research worldwide. They have 60 research centers and institutes that work on important studies in various fields such as space, artificial intelligence, robotics, ecology, physical activity, and nutrition. Their professors and teachers are not only excellent at teaching but also actively involved in research. They are leaders in their areas of expertise, and organizations from around the globe seek their knowledge for important projects.