Over the past few years AUT University Business School has invested substantially in developing its research capability. Recruitment of high-achieving researchers, including 32 professorial staff, and development of the research capabilities of existing staff are now clearly yielding significant returns in research performance. In the last (2006) government initiated
Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) audit of research activities in all New Zealand universities, AUT University Business School’s rankings confirmed it as a world class institution for research.
At the same time, we have maintained two distinctive traits in our research. We are committed to research that is “real” for the business community because it focuses on informing decision-making in business and public policy. We are also strongly committed to innovative and research-led teaching, ensuring the best possible learning environment for our students.