History, Affiliations, and Rankings
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.
Infrastructure, Campuses, and Courses
The campus of the Auckland University of Technology is located in Auckland, New Zealand. AUT has three campuses: City, North and South, and the training institute, Millennium. City and North campuses offer student accommodation. AUT runs a shuttle bus service between the three campuses. The University has a total of 5 faculties namely Culture and Society, Business, Economics and Law, Design and Creative Technologies, Health and Environmental Sciences, and Te Ara Poutama. The University also has 16 schools offering majors and programs in a plethora of courses.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Since its establishment, Auckland University of Technology has had a long road of History and Accomplishments. ATU is the second-largest university in New Zealand and the fastest-growing postgraduate study destination, with over 250 programs, 2,200 academic staff, and more than 100,000 alumni all over the world. Many Notable Alumni like Charlotte Glennie (Asia correspondent for ABC), Annette Presley (founder and CEO, Slingshot ISP), and Pippa Wetzell (host of Fair Go, and former host of Breakfast at TVNZ) have graduated through the Auckland University of Technology.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Auckland University of Technology, Located in New Zealand welcomes International Students from over 120 countries. The University provides a unique experience for all incoming international students, with a wide variety of scholarships and study funding options available for them. The total number of International students exceeds 1,000 a total of more than 11,000 students. The University has a very active placement cell and helps students in every step of finding their job. Many prominent companies like KPMG, Google, IBM, Facebook, and Apple recruit graduates from the Auckland Institute of Technology