40th young university worldwide

29 Jun, 2020
Young University Rankings

AUT is now the 40th ranked young university in the latest Times Higher Education Young University world rankings after moving up 11 places since last year.

THE Young University Rankings, announced last week, lists the world's best universities that are aged 50 years or under.

“2020 marks AUT’s 20th year as a university and to achieve 40th in the world illustrates the remarkable progress the university has made in a relatively short time,” said Vice-Chancellor, Derek McCormack.

The improved results this year can be attributed to AUT’s improvement in the overall Times Higher Education World University Rankings last year in which the university moved into the top 1% of universities world-wide. The improvement is also linked to AUT’s significant increases in our overall scores for Teaching, Research and Citations.

AUT is also the #1 Millennial university in Australasia and the 15th ranked Millennial university worldwide. Millennial universities are defined as being founded in the 21st century.

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings was founded in 2004 and provides a definitive list of the world's best universities and uses performance indicators on research, citation, industry incomes and international outlook.

Vice-Chancellor Derek McCormack also contributed to a story on THE World Rankings website about how young universities often have more focus on civic engagement.

For further information on AUT's rankings, visit the World Rankings page.

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