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Auckland University of Technology

Auckland, New Zealand

90 Akoranga Drive


Auckland, New Zealand


Contact information:

Neil Boland

+64 9 921 9999 ext 7341

Teaching Language: English


Number of Students: 29,000 (in 2018, 940 in education, of which 100 are studying Steiner education to some degree)

Permanent Faculty: 1,340 

(26 in education, 1 dedicated Steiner faculty member)

Guest Faculty: Varies

Study programs: Full-time and part-time program, 1–6 years


Exact degrees offered: 

Qualifications with Steiner content:

• Postgraduate Certificate in Steiner Education

• Master of Education

• Master of Educational Leadership

• Master of Education Practice

• Master of Philosophy

• Doctor of Education

• Doctor of Philosophy

AUT is a contemporary New Zealand university, founded in 2000. It is the second largest university in New Zealand and has the highest global research impact. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019 ranks the university in the 301-350 band, among the best 1.2% of universities worldwide. 


AUT is the most international university in Australasia, with 5,400 international students from 150 countries. One of its key goals is to foster diversity; this includes diversity of pedagogy and philosophical approach. 


Steiner education has been taught at AUT since 2005, initially in the Bachelor of Education degree but now mainly at a postgraduate level. The Postgraduate Certificate in Steiner Education is heavily subscribed. Students include teachers and other professionals from all areas of education in New Zealand. The postgraduate certificate focuses on professional deepening and can be used as a stepping stone into research for higher degrees. 


AUT’s School of Education maintains a close relationship with Steiner Education Aotearoa New Zealand and has Memoranda of Understanding with a number of Steiner-focused institutions worldwide. Additional strengths of the School include Educational Futures, Educational Leadership, Kaupapa Māori Education and Educational Philosophy.

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