Our staff come from varying disciplines and are committed to multidisciplinary, team-based and user-lead approaches to research and development.
This approach sees us partnering and collaborating across the university and with practitioners, professionals and academics from a wide array of organisations outside of the university.
We organise our work around three key areas:
Economic development in the institute is focused on increasing the evidence base, practice and professionalism of economic development in New Zealand.
It seeks to influence policy through grounded research and engagement in the field. The Institute is involved in:
This area of expertise focuses on the relationships between business, community and government sector. Work in this area involves:
This area of expertise aims to build an understanding of what contributes to the well being of New Zealand's citizens. Social development in the Institute focuses on:
Local government is at the centre of decision-making across regions and communities and helps to shape all our futures.
The Local Government Centre is a dedicated centre within the Institute and manages projects in this area. Our work in this area focuses on:
This area of expertise stems from early involvement in the Auckland Regional Economic Development Strategy and the Institutes involvement with Auckland's Metropolitan Development Programme.
Research covers a range of Auckland issues and is a platform for understanding and contributing to the future of Auckland's development.
Pacific studies provides important guidance and leadership in shaping policy and practice of the postgraduate Pacific Studies at AUT University.
The area of Pacific studies also aims to:
In our current Pacific research, we work with:
Marilyn Waring honoured by human rights award
Tireless human rights work has seen AUT's Professor Marilyn Waring receive the Amnesty International Aotearoa NZ Human Rights Defender Award for 2013.
IPP submission expresses concerns over proposed changes to local government bill
The Local Government Centre within IPP has expressed concerns over proposed changes to the the Local Government Amendment Bill.