In the QS World University 2018 rankings, AUT was ranked in the 441-450 range, making it the best 2% of universities in the world.  In 2017, the Times Higher World University (THE) ranking ranked AUT as one of the top 20 universities in the world for International Outlook, due to its high proportion of international collaborators, students and research partnerships.  AUT was among the top 60 young universities in the world and ranked for the first time among the top 150 universities under 50.  At AUT, we want to be a place where people love to work and learn – that`s why we offer a number of opportunities to help you grow. Our employees can participate in workshops, programs and events on topics such as public speaking, resilience, guided tour and tutoring. In July 2019, during which AUT cancelled an event commemorating the Tiananmen Square massacre and was accused of interference by the Chinese government following contacts between Chinese officials and the university.  AUT denied that China had put them under pressure, although this claim was vigorously contested, including by some university staff.  AUT employed 2,474 full-time equivalents (FTEs) in 2016, including professionals and academics. [1:23 At AUT, we value people and their time, because our people are the key to our success. A true work-life balance is important and we are committed to your professional and personal development.
You can use AUT`s three gyms and fitness centers free of charge if you are a permanent collaborator. These include group fitness classes. We support initiatives such as in-house and outsourced training and scholarships. You also benefit from time and resources for professional development if you are a permanent employee or if you have a fixed-term contract of more than 6 months. Since 19 October, members of the Tertiary Education Union (EVP) have not released pupils` grades at AUT as part of collective strikes. Recently, more than 1,000 employees and students signed a petition asking the vice chancellor to pay employees living wages. .