News in the Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies - Te Ara Auaha

New AUT Professors

New Professors and Associate Professors

Business
30 Nov, 2020
Nine academics have been appointed to the position of Professor, effective from 1 January 2021. 19 academics have been appointed as Associate Professors.
Unite against Racism

Stamping out the racism epidemic

Art and design
26 Nov, 2020
Graduating Industrial Design student Phoebe Lee has imagined a future Aotearoa where the epidemic of racism has been stamped out.
Anamorphic Amusement

AD20 virtual showcase

Art and design
24 Nov, 2020
Graduating Art and Design students’ work has been showcased in a virtual exhibition for the first time.
Otairongo

Best Awards Winners 2020

Art and design
17 Nov, 2020
AUT has had another successful year at the Best Awards – the Design Institute of New Zealand’s annual awards recognising excellence in design.
Xin Cheng and Mon Jansen

What could this become?

Art and design
05 Nov, 2020
Staff member Monique Jansen from the School of Art & Design and renowned artist Xin Cheng have given new life to AUT’s waste.
AQI2020

Evocative new work at the Art Gallery

Art and design
03 Nov, 2020
AQI2020 is a new commission by New Zealand performance and installation artist and AUT alumna, Alicia Frankovich.
MBIE investigators

Data Science for Mental Health

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
09 Oct, 2020
AUT has secured more than $2.1m to develop new data science technology for mental health diagnosis in MBIE Catalyst Programme.
Guy Littlefair

Design and Creative Tech PG Awards

Art and design
07 Oct, 2020
The 2020 Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies Postgraduate Awards recognise the top honours, master’s and doctoral students who graduated in 2020.
Professor Lorna Piatti-Farnell sitting at a desk and holding a book.

Professor gets horror studies editorship

Communication studies
07 Oct, 2020
The new Principal Editor of Lexington Books Horror Studies plans to expand the reach of horror into the broader landscape of popular culture.
Dr Thomas Owen

Privilege loss

Communication studies
29 Sep, 2020
Thomas Owen, senior lecturer, writer, film maker and researcher in AUT’s School of Communication Studies is researching privilege loss.
Power grid

Joint research of NZ’s future power grid

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
22 Sep, 2020
AUT researchers are part of a multi-university project on New Zealand’s future power grid.
Better recycling is less waste more jobs

Better recycling = less waste, more jobs

Architecture
21 Sep, 2020
Investment in New Zealand’s recycling industry will not only reduce waste to landfills, but create jobs as part of our COVID-19 economic recovery.
*get over yourself* by Alyssa Pua (2020 Best Awards Finalist (Graphic))

AUT 2020 Best Awards finalists

Art and design
18 Sep, 2020
Thirty-six projects from AUT are finalists for the 2020 Best Awards.
X Challenge finalists 2020

2020 X Challenge Finalists

Business
15 Sep, 2020
Read about the eight finalists of X Challenge, AUT's entrepreneurship competition.
Acoustic panels

The Sound of a Quality Education

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
15 Sep, 2020
PhD scholar in architectural engineering Megan Burfoot says better classroom acoustics will result in better education outcomes.
haydn-jack-28

AUT alumn Haydn Jack changing the world

Art and design
10 Sep, 2020
AUT alumnus Haydn Jack says he fell in love with design because it has the power to change the world.
Josh and Olaf

Freemasons Scholarship recipients 2020

Business
09 Sep, 2020
Meet Joshua Iosefo and Olaf Wrieden, the 2020 AUT recipients of the Freemasons Scholarship.
Matilda billboard

AUT launches new advertising campaign

Business
04 Sep, 2020
AUT graduates are telling the story in their own words of how their AUT experience inspired them and shaped their lives and futures.
Hostile media environments pose growing challenges to Melanesia’s democracies, finds AUT’s latest Pacific Journalism Review.

PJR spotlights media strain in Melanesia

Communication studies
02 Sep, 2020
Hostile media environments pose growing challenges to Melanesia’s democracies, finds AUT’s latest Pacific Journalism Review.
NZ Cyber Security Centre

More cyber attacks likely

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
01 Sep, 2020
New Zealand businesses warned to be ready for cyber attacks as attacks on the NZX continue. Professor Dave Parry explains what’s been happening.
Merja Myllylahti

Technology, journalism and democracy

Communication studies
21 Aug, 2020
Dr Merja Myllylahti, co-director of the research centre for Journalism, Media and Democracy explores how technology is changing journalism.
Techweek 2020 speaker

Techweek showcase’s NZ’s tech diversity

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
10 Aug, 2020
AUT led, partnered and contributed to more than 20 Techweek events, demonstrating its diverse involvement and support of Aotearoa’s technology ecosystem.
Metamorphic materials

Metamorphosis - from waste to fashion

Creative technologies
04 Aug, 2020
Donna Cleveland reimagines fashion with a circular model, diverting textile waste from landfill and giving it new life in designer fashion.
Jim Marbrook

Filming Loimata a family affair

Communication studies
03 Aug, 2020
For senior communications studies lecturer Jim Marbrook, helping tell the story of Lilo Ema Siope and her family was a family affair.
AUT Team with Jacinda Ardern (Backrow L-R: Gregory Bennett, Julia King, Lee Jackson, Len Gillman, Ryan Smith, Rose Nichol-Foster and Ashray Doshi. Front row L-R: Barbara Bollard, Katarina Markovic, Jacinda Ardern)

Explore Antarctica through VR

Art and design
30 Jul, 2020
Step inside Sir Edmund Hillary’s Hut in Antarctica with a new virtual reality experience developed by AUT scientists and digital designers
Associate Professor Barbara Bollard in Antarctica

Collecting data in Antarctica

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
30 Jul, 2020
Q&A with Associate Professor Bollard about collecting data in Antarctica.
AUT Digital Design PhD student Katarina Markovic

Heritage Preservation through VR

Art and design
30 Jul, 2020
Q&A with digital design PhD student Katarina Markovic about heritage preservation and VR storytelling.
Angelique Nairn

Can social media help combat racism?

Communication studies
20 Jul, 2020
Dr Angelique Nairn examined how people reacted to anti-racism messages posted to social media as part of the first 'Give Nothing to Racism' campaign.
Vivian's story was brought to life in the form of a graphic novel illustrated by AUT Dr Tatiana Tavares.

A new way of research storytelling

Art and design
20 Jul, 2020
Vivian is a graphic novel about the intersections between gender and palliative care.
Small budgets-new ideas

Small budgets, big ideas

Communication studies
09 Jul, 2020
Dan Fastnedge, Lecturer in Advertising Creativity, explores what Netsafe’s new online porn public service advertisement tells us about Kiwi ad creativity.
AUT Head of Art and Design Dr Andrew Withell

Why does art and design matter?

Art and design
09 Jul, 2020
Simply put, the role of artists and designers is to make the world a better place, writes Dr Andrew Withell, Head of Art and Design at AUT.
AUT Spatial Design grad Mossiah Fina'i

Design Through a Pasifika Lens

Art and design
09 Jul, 2020
Using his Samoan heritage, one recent AUT graduate has found his drive to make the intangible come to life.
erik-bast

Alumnus hosts Techweek 2020 event

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
08 Jul, 2020
AUT alumnus Erik Bast is co-hosting Bridge the Gap: Identifying Value Drivers and Accelerating Strategy Execution, at Techweek 2020.
Football robot with boy

Smart toys exposing kids to risk

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
06 Jul, 2020
Postgraduate student Nicole Girvan was concerned the growing prevalence of smart toys was putting Kiwi kids at risk.
Warkworth

Researcher appointed to global network

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
02 Jul, 2020
Dr Stuart Weston has been appointed to the International VLBI Service (IVS), a global network of radio telescopes.
Techweek playlist

Techweek 2020 AUT playlist launched

Art and design
30 Jun, 2020
Techweek 2020 comes to life as a virtual event post COVID-19 lockdown.
Rainbow Warrior

The Rainbow Warrior bombing

Communication studies
30 Jun, 2020
35 years after the Rainbow Warrior bombing, RNZ speaks to Professor David Robie as part of their “Crime NZ” history series.
Dr Atakohu Middleton in front of the wharenui at AUT.

Turning the lens on Māori journalism

Communication studies
25 Jun, 2020
What is Māori-language news journalism? It’s not exactly like its mainstream, English-language cousin.
Sandra Grau Bartual

Technology to reduce spread of COVID-19

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
25 Jun, 2020
AUT researchers have secured funding to produce a prototype of a new humidifier aiming to reduce the spread of viruses like COVID-19 in hospital settings.
Professor David Robie and Pacific Media Watch project contributing editor Sri Krishnamurthi.

$10k climate and Covid-19 grant

Communication studies
23 Jun, 2020
EJN will partner with AUT Pacific Media Centre on a $10k “climate and covid project to help improve environmental reporting in the Pacific region.
Architecture of density Civilisation

Civilisation and imagined futures

Architecture
16 Jun, 2020
Professor Charles Walker has reflected on the challenge of educating for imagined futures in light of COVID-19 and NZ’s own experience of lock down.
Dr Mahsa

Getting more kids into STEM is crucial

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
12 Jun, 2020
Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh, Director of Women in STEM at AUT says now more than ever getting and maintaining children’s interest in STEM is vital.
Example of Welby's preparatory drawings in Auckland boxing clubs created between 2017 and 2020.

PUNCH: a new film by AUT Welby Ings

Art and design
10 Jun, 2020
The New Zealand Film Commission recently approved production finance for AUT Professor Welby Ings’ feature film PUNCH.
Gentle Man by Imuy Teav

AUT grad named international finalist

Art and design
10 Jun, 2020
AUT Fashion Design graduate Imuy Teav is one of the finalists for the 2020 iD International Emerging Designer Awards.
TVNZ Tower

Crisis, disintegration and hope

Communication studies
03 Jun, 2020
Professor Wayne Hope from AUT’s School of Communications Studies says only urgent intervention can save New Zealand’s media.
Kevin Kukla and Julia Leonard.

Documentary looks at Māori culture

Communication studies
02 Jun, 2020
Experiencing Māori culture while studying on exchange at AUT has inspired two filmmakers from the United States.
Sharon Lee

Reframe your mindset during COVID-19

Communication studies
13 May, 2020
AUT student Sharon Lee writes for the Times Higher Education website about the importance of reframing your mindset while studying during COVID-19.
BCT story

Problem solving even under lock down

Creative technologies
11 May, 2020
This semester, sixty first-year students will work on a solution for an unmet need highlighted by COVID-19 in an online, co-taught studio.
Pacific media

Pacific governments and media crackdown

Communication studies
07 May, 2020
As fears grow over the coronavirus, some governments stand accused of using tough lockdown rules to silence criticism, writes Professor David Robie.
Tim and Nick

Face shields for health workers

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
30 Apr, 2020
Associate Professor Tim Pasang and student Nick van Der Geest have been 3D printing medical face shields for frontline health workers.
Aotearoa Gratitude billboard at Grey Lynn

Thank you artwork for essential workers

Art and design
20 Apr, 2020
AUT Art and Design students have banded together to show their appreciation for essential workers through billboard art.
Fiona Amundsen, A Body That Lives (2018)

Fiona Amundsen: Walters Prize nominee

Art and design
15 Apr, 2020
AUT Visual Arts Senior Lecturer Fiona Amundsen has been named as one of the finalists of this year’s Walters Prize.
Albert_Refiti

Albert Refiti at The MET

Art and design
16 Mar, 2020
Last year, Art and Design Associate Professor Albert Refiti received the Andrew W. Mellon Senior Fellowship at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Saints of paradox

Augmented Reality book wins competition

Art and design
10 Mar, 2020
AUT's art and design lecturer Tatiana Tavares is one of the winners of Communication Arts Magazine’s annual illustration contest.
Silvia-and-Mossiah

Speaking Surfaces: stories and spaces

Art and design
05 Mar, 2020
Speaking Surfaces is the collaborative work of St Paul St Gallery and AUT Spatial Design staff and students.
Associate Professor Arezou Zalipour

Knowing ourselves through film 

Communication studies
25 Feb, 2020
Screen Production Associate Professor Arezou Zalipour says now more than ever the value of different perspectives in film making is valued.
Food waste

The massive scale of food waste

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
14 Feb, 2020
A report just out of the Netherlands shows that food waste is a bigger problem than first thought.
Lense Thirring

Extreme star’s origin confirmed

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
31 Jan, 2020
Extreme star’s origin confirmed using general relativity.
Richard Orjis

Waitangi Day and Pride's shared history

Art and design
31 Jan, 2020
The intertwined history of racism and homophobia of Waitangi Day and Auckland Pride Festival
Dr John Flackett

AUT boosts AI expertise

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
28 Jan, 2020
AUT’s Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies has partnered with Dr John Flackett to create an Artificial Intelligence Lab (AiLab)
Ao Facewear

New face mask addresses air pollution

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
14 Jan, 2020
BioDesign Lab helps address growing air pollution with new face mask
Radio on air

Why radio matters so much, 100 years on

Communication studies
07 Jan, 2020
Senior Lecturer Peter Hoar investigates why radio is still such a crucial form of communication, 100 years on.
Dr Jeff Seadon

Burning waste to generate electricity

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
11 Dec, 2019
How “green” is it to incinerate waste in order to produce electricity? Dr Jeff Seadon answers the question.
Dr Merja Myllylahti

Broadcasting sector in serious trouble

Communication studies
11 Dec, 2019
New Zealand’s broadcasting sector, both public and commercial, is facing the biggest structural upheaval in a decade, writes Dr Merja Myllylahti.
JMAD

Media ecosystem in trouble

Communication studies
06 Dec, 2019
2019 JMAD NZ Media Ownership Report investigates the state of the New Zealand media and the threats facing it.
Jamey Bailey with a waka at the Smithsonian

Keeping the waka moving forward

Communication studies
05 Dec, 2019
Graduate Jamey Bailey shares his experience working as a Curatorial Assistant at the Smithsonian Institution though AUT’s Internz programme.
New Internz

Say kia ora to the new Internz

Art and design
04 Dec, 2019
24 AUT graduates have been selected by international companies including TimeZoneOne, Play Rugby USA, and Smithsonian to be international interns in 2020.
kai with kids

Designing Kai with Kids

Art and design
04 Dec, 2019
South Campus Communication Design students Olivia Penfold and Brayden Luamanu are the designers behind a fundraiser recipe book for PILLARS.
School of Future Environments

New school on the block

Architecture
03 Dec, 2019
At the beginning of next year, AUT will open its new School of Future Environments.
The Tastes of Home cookbook

Cookbook sales fund refugee scholarship

Art and design
26 Nov, 2019
AUT students from refugee backgrounds can now apply for a scholarship fund created from the sales of the Tastes of Home cookbook.
WZ building foyer and stairs

AUT building wins NZ Architecture award

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
20 Nov, 2019
AUT’s WZ Building - Ngā Wai Hono, has won the Education Award at the 2019 New Zealand Architecture Awards announced last week.
Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh

Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh wins Equal Pay Award

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
14 Nov, 2019
The YWCA has named AUT Senior Lecturer Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh champion of equal pay alongside organisational winner Chorus.
QS stars 2019

AUT gets 5 QS stars in all categories

Art and design
13 Nov, 2019
AUT has received the maximum five stars for the first time in every category according to the global education analysts QS in their recent results.
First mother in space

First mother in space explores AUT

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
13 Nov, 2019
NASA astronaut visits Warkworth Radio Astronomy Observatory.
Dr Sarat Singamneni

Marsden Fund Success

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
11 Nov, 2019
Dr Sarat Singamneni has been awarded a Marsden Fund grant worth $956,000 to investigate controlled magnetic heterogeneity.
New Professors announced in 2019

New Professors and Associate Professors

Art and design
07 Nov, 2019
AUT has announced the promotion of 12 leading academics to the position of Professor. A further 15 academics have been appointed as Associate Professors.
Digital curriculum- Mahsa

Digital curriculum not about devices

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
06 Nov, 2019
Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh says the digital curriculum is not about devices, but design and critical thinking.
PMC's David Robie

The human face of Iran

Communication studies
22 Oct, 2019
PMC's David Robie looks behind the chadors and sabre rattling to show the human face of Iran with a series on politics, travel and adventure.
John Tookey, Professor in Construction Management

Flexibility essential in home design

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
21 Oct, 2019
Designers and builders will have to become more creative in how housing and infrastructure matches our expectations, writes Professor John Tookey.
AUT Blue Award recipients

Top students awarded AUT Blue Awards

Art and design
18 Oct, 2019
59 AUT students from disciplines ranging from water polo to film directing celebrated their successes at the 2019 AUT Blue Awards on Thursday 10 October.
A section of the newly-established Architectural Engineering Lab at AUT.

How do buildings affect mental health?

Architecture
17 Oct, 2019
Why neuro-architecture matters and how it can largely affect the way we design and create our surrounding environments.
Whau River Catchment Trust

PR students help hundreds of non-profits

Communication studies
15 Oct, 2019
Providing much needed public relations support to not-for-profits is a win-win for student PR agency Outside the Square.
Streets are some of our most important public spaces.

Turning city streets into public spaces

Art and design
10 Oct, 2019
Dr Carl Douglas writes about how to turn Auckland’s inner-city streets into public spaces people can enjoy
Tracheostomy by Charlotte Dickson was awarded a Gold Best Award in the Product category.

AUT triumphs at 2019 Best Awards

Art and design
08 Oct, 2019
AUT has 7 Gold, 13 Silver and 8 Bronze awards in this year’s Best Awards.
Tangata 1

Exploring self and collective identity

Creative technologies
08 Oct, 2019
Bachelor of Technology students at Artweek’s Moonlight group exhibition.
Dr  Amir Ghaffarianhoseini and Dr Ali GhaffarianHoseini

Built futures at AUT Architecture Lab

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
03 Oct, 2019
AUT collaborated with the New Zealand Green Building Council to hold a pecha kucha event
Sonnar Library team

Sonnar Library wins AUT X Challenge

Creative technologies
03 Oct, 2019
Jarek Beksa, Jeong Su Jeon, Ayush Nigam and Sara Chin have won the top prize at the AUT X Challenge for their cloud-based accessible audio platform.
The Great Debate

Architects vs Engineers Debate Brief

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
01 Oct, 2019
Architects in New Zealand have joined with UK and Australian architects to declare we are in a climate emergency. The Great Debate - Architects vs Engineer
Lost City of Mer

AUT VR project exhibits at UN, New York

Art and design
25 Sep, 2019
The Lost City of Mer is a Virtual Reality experience aimed at inspiring action against climate change.
Voices for the future installation

Voices for the Future: UN Summit in NYC

Art and design
20 Sep, 2019
Joe’s large-scale video installation of Antarctica icebergs is being projected onto the UN Buildings in NY as part of the global UN Climate Action Summit.
Dr Jeff Seadon

Are we blissfully ignorant on recycling?

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
18 Sep, 2019
Most NZers might be happy with their recycling service, but the reality is quite different and councils need to up their game, Dr Jeff Seadon writes.
Andrew Lowe & Gail Pacheco

AUT secures $13M in MBIE Endeavour Fund

Business and economics
18 Sep, 2019
AUT researchers have secured $13m in funding through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Endeavour Fund.
THE Rankings Sep 2019

AUT moves up 50 places in world rankings

Art and design
12 Sep, 2019
AUT is now in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 50 for research citations.
Woolf Fisher AUT scholarship Awards ceremony

19 first in family scholarships awarded

Art and design
05 Sep, 2019
19 AUT students were awarded Woolf Fisher First-in-Family AUT Scholarships at a celebration event at the AUT South Campus on Thursday 29 August.
The digital quest

The digital quest for immortality

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
05 Sep, 2019
Immortality has been a topic of discussion since the legend of the Holy Grail, writes David Evans Bailey.
val smith

val smith named Arts Foundation Laureate

Art and design
02 Sep, 2019
Art & Design PhD student val smith has been named as a 2019 Arts Foundation Laureate for their contribution to performing arts in New Zealand.
Peter Jean-Paul with award

Showcasing AUT’s postgraduate research

Business and economics
28 Aug, 2019
The Graduate Research School’s annual Postgraduate Research Symposium and 3MT competition finals showcased the diverse research that takes place at AUT.
Picture of Maurin Donneaud

2019 Te Ataata residency recipient

Creative technologies
23 Aug, 2019
French e-textile artist Maurin Donneaud has been announced as the 2019 laureate of the Te Ataata residency.
Lululemon Internz

Fruitful internships for great graduates

Art and design
22 Aug, 2019
Three great AUT graduates have had their contracts extended from internships after impressing their employers at Lululemon in Vancouver.
Lululemon Internz

Fruitful internships for great graduates

Art and design
22 Aug, 2019
Three great AUT graduates have had their contracts extended from internships after impressing their employers at Lululemon in Vancouver.
AUT scientists Dr Zohreh Doborjeh and Dr Maryam Doborjeh

AI uncovers benefits of mindfulness

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
20 Aug, 2019
AUT KEDRI scientists have discovered a link between mindfulness training and improved cognitive function.
Students taking part in Hackathon

Student hackathon works to reduce waste

Business and economics
14 Aug, 2019
AUT students recently collaborated with industry to tackle environmental issues producing potential solutions in just eight hours.
recycling machine

How recycling is actually sorted

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
14 Aug, 2019
Recycling in Australia used to be fairly simple. Our older readers may remember bottle drives, paper/cardboard collections, and the trip to sell metals.
Initiate.Collaborate is a card game designed by AUT's Good Health Design lab to help teams collaborate better.

Card game makes collaboration easy

Art and design
09 Aug, 2019
AUT’s Good Health Design lab have designed a card game, Initiate.Collaborate, to help make teamwork fun.
AUT biomedical engineering PhD student Xiyong Huang

Melanoma - What's hair got to do with it

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
07 Aug, 2019
AUT biomedical engineering PhD student Xiyong Huang has been investigating why children are particularly vulnerable to sun exposure.
Hamilton Now by Bianca Cross, Hannah Small and Megan Laxon

48 AUT finalists at 2019 Best Awards

Art and design
07 Aug, 2019
AUT School of Art and Design has 48 finalists at this year’s Best Awards.
WZ building St Paul Facade

WZ building shortlisted for award

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
31 Jul, 2019
WZ Building - Ngā Wai Hono, has been shortlisted for the 2019 New Zealand Architecture Awards.
Art work

Artwork for youth, by youth

Art and design
29 Jul, 2019
Students from Albany Senior High School have come together to bring Tūmanako 2019 to AUT to commemorate Hiroshima Day and support our Muslim community.
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Design and Creative Industries, Professor Guy Littlefair and Pacific Journalism Review editor Professor David Robie at the recent launch at Auckland University of Technology.

Pacific Journalism Review turns 25

Communication studies
29 Jul, 2019
Pacific Journalism Review turns 25
AUT Architectural Engineering lab directors Dr Ali Ghaffarainhoseini and Dr Amirhosein Ghaffarianhoseini

New lab focuses on future environments

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
26 Jul, 2019
Architectural Engineering lab tackles global issues head on, using Auckland as a test case.
Annah Stretton and Fiona Bongartz

The business of prison and fashion

Art and design
23 Jul, 2019
Business and fashion student Fiona Bongartz worked with fashion icon Annah Stretton as part of the AUT Business School’s Shadow a Leader programme.
Export NZ 2019 Awards trophy designed by AUT School of Art and Design Industrial Design students Kynan Robinson and Shah Mohebbi.

AUT students design Export NZ trophies

Art and design
23 Jul, 2019
Third year Industrial Design students Kynan Robinson and Shah Mohebbi are the designers behind this year’s Export NZ Awards trophies.
Verica Rupar and Joe Foote

New Zealander elected Chair of WJEC

Communication studies
18 Jul, 2019
Associate Professor Verica Rupar has been elected Chair of the World Journalism Education Council.
Louise Saunders at NDF 2018

AUT student receives NDF scholarship

Communication studies
18 Jul, 2019
After attending NDF 2018 as a scholarship recipient, AUT Post Graduate student Louise Saunders won the role of NDF Auckland Regional Ambassador.
Grace Stratton

Grace makes global Badass Women list

Communication studies
17 Jul, 2019
AUT Law and Communications student Grace Stratton joins Rihanna, Marie Kondo and Nobel prize winner in global list
international mathematical modelling challenge 2019’

Math modelling tackles global issues

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
10 Jul, 2019
Simplicity and clarity take Manurewa High to the top of international mathematical modelling challenge.
Missing the (SKA) bus

Missing the (SKA) bus

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
04 Jul, 2019
Government’s decision to walk away from the world’s biggest ICT project is curious
A re imagined elective surgery ward bathroom

Reimagining the future of care

Art and design
02 Jul, 2019
A collaborative design project by AUT art & design students and Waitemata DHB reimagines what hospitals could look like.
talanoa discussion ‘Salty Blood and Tears’: Ocean Stories

What’s in a name ‘Moana’?

Art and design
28 Jun, 2019
AUT Art and Design Vā Moana research cluster hosted a talanoa discussion about ‘Moana’ as a term for modern day Oceania.
Emeriti Professors

AUT appoints five Professors Emeriti

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
26 Jun, 2019
Vice-Chancellor Derek McCormack has awarded the honorary title of Professor Emeritus to five senior professors.
Turama Festival

AUT artist in residence part of Tūrama

Art and design
20 Jun, 2019
Joseph Michael, AUT's Artist in Residence, is part of the line-up for Auckland's new inner-city light festival, Tūrama Festival, which opens next month.
Tess Costil's winning submission for the 2019 Pentland Pol Roger Churchill Design competition

Design grad wins Pol Roger competition

Art and design
14 Jun, 2019
Communication Design graduate Tess Costil is the winner of the 2019 Pentland Pol Roger Churchill Design competition.
Fishbone Tree of Life

A new direction for art on campus

Art and design
12 Jun, 2019
A newly established Art on Campus Advisory Group will shape and direct the University's art collection.
Blender Design and AUT

Reconnecting people with food

Art and design
11 Jun, 2019
Blender Design and AUT Industrial Design students tackle product design for smart horticulture.
Dr Rosser Johnson and Dr Andrew Withell

DCT confirms two new Heads of School

Art and design
05 Jun, 2019
Dr Rosser Johnson will be Head of the School of Communications Studies, and Dr Andrew Withell will be Head of Art & Design.
Tagaloatele Emeritus Professor Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop

Pacific research of ‘hard’ social issues

Communication studies
29 May, 2019
Six years of diverse Pacific research by Auckland University of Technology staff and students has been profiled in a new publication.
arezou-zalipour

Building social cohesion

Communication studies
21 May, 2019
Migration plays an important role in shaping Aotearoa New Zealand society. New Zealand’s biggest city, Auckland, is now “more diverse than London”.
earthquake proof technology test

Earthquake Proof Technology Test

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
20 May, 2019
New technology tested at AUT limits earthquake damage and self-centres building post quake
charles-walker

Architecture as key to understanding

Architecture
14 May, 2019
Charles Walker argues that architecture is the key to creating a more humanistic approach to technology.
press-freedom

Pacific countries media reality

Communication studies
08 May, 2019
When Pacific countries reflect on the state of their media, they know the reality is much worse than the ticks they got from global media freedom watchdog.
Joseph Michael

Art meets science at AUT

Art and design
02 May, 2019
Renowned artist Joseph Michael is AUT’s Artist in Residence for 2019
62% increase in AUT researchers

62% increase in AUT researchers

Art and design
30 Apr, 2019
Growing expertise to help New Zealand and the world
Careers fair at AUT

High praise for AUT Career Fair

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
10 Apr, 2019
AUT ICT and Engineering Career Fair is a great way to expand students’ understanding of career options and employers’ knowledge of AUT qualifications.
TDC64 Auckland

TDC64 Auckland: World’s best typography

Art and design
09 Apr, 2019
The world's best typography is on display at AUT's St Paul St Gallery 3 from 2-17 April
techweek19

The Techweek19 programme is live

Art and design
05 Apr, 2019
AUT is the only NZ university and an official Strategic Partner. Hear from Dr Roseanne Ellis and Professor Guy Littlefair about why we’re involved.
Still from SPARROW short film

Uncommon milestone for 'Sparrow'

Art and design
05 Apr, 2019
Professor Welby Ing's latest short film 'Sparrow' has been honoured with its 50th international film festival selection.
Dr Jeff Seadon

Measuring the impact of Pacific holidays

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
04 Apr, 2019
Inadequate waste management on small island states is taking a toll on the environment according to a UN report authored by Dr Jeff Seadon
Charles-Walker updated

Architecture for the future at AUT

Architecture
27 Mar, 2019
In 2020 AUT’s new Architecture and Future Environments programme will welcome its first students.
Cookbook contributors and guest speaker

Diversity celebrated at cookbook launch

Art and design
22 Mar, 2019
The launch of a cookbook with family recipes and stories of AUT staff and students from migrant and refugee backgrounds, took place on Race Relations Day.
Professor Frances Joseph

Five questions: Professor Frances Joseph

Art and design
21 Mar, 2019
We asked Professor Frances Joseph five questions about her research ahead of her Inaugural Professorial Address.
Asia Pacific Report website

Asia Pacific Report covers Christchurch

Communication studies
20 Mar, 2019
Pacific Media Centre's Asia Pacific Report website has curated a number of articles covering the Christchurch terror attacks.
They Are Us image - illustration by Ruby Jones

Christchurch tragedy

Art and design
15 Mar, 2019
The tragic event in Christchurch today devastates us. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their friends and families.
Max Gimblett accepts honorary doctorate

“Education is the key to life”

Art and design
15 Mar, 2019
Dr Max Gimblett returned to NZ to accept an Honorary Doctorate from AUT, for his outstanding and sustained contribution to the arts.
AI Day 2019

AI-DAY Workshop Series at AUT announced

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
14 Mar, 2019
New Zealand's premier artificial intelligence event is back, and AUT will once again have a presence.
Fiona Amundsen

Fiona chosen as Fulbright NZ Scholar

Art and design
06 Mar, 2019
AUT Visual Arts Senior Lecturer Fiona Amundsen has been selected as a 2019 Fulbright New Zealand Scholar.
Sesselja Jonasardottir and Celia Harrison

Lighting up rural Iceland

Art and design
28 Feb, 2019
AUT Spatial Design alumna Celia Harrison has been awarded one of Iceland’s top cultural awards.
Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh

AI-DAY is everywhere

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
13 Feb, 2019
New Zealand’s premier AI event returns for 2019 and as an event sponsor, AUT experts feature in the line-up.
Researchers studying AI

Brain power driving AI breakthroughs

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
01 Feb, 2019
A groundbreaking machine learning system called NeuCube underpins a number of the revolutionary artificial intelligence (AI) projects at AUT.
Graduate Lavinia Ilolahia's Rookie collection

AUT designers make international finals

Art and design
31 Jan, 2019
AUT fashion design graduates Sean Kettle, Eddy Richards and Lavinia Ilolahia have made the iD International Emerging Designer Awards finals.
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Novel tech set to test limits

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
24 Jan, 2019
Complete a university degree or take the plunge as an entrepreneur? AUT engineering alumnus and Avice co-founder Parn Jones discovered you can do both.
Emeritus Professor Ian Shirley

Farewell to Professor Ian Shirley

Communication studies
23 Jan, 2019
Emeritus Professor Ian Shirley was a friend and colleague to many as a researcher, leader, mentor, supervisor and notable person about the University.
Seddon Memorial Technical College reunion

Celebrating AUT through the years

Art and design
21 Jan, 2019
Over 50 of our oldest alumni came together for the 2018 Seddon Memorial Technical College reunion hosted by the alumni office.
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AUT awards two Honorary Doctorates

Art and design
11 Jan, 2019
AUT has awarded Honorary Doctorates to Richard Harris and Sir James Wallace to recognise the significant and ongoing impact of the two men.
AUT Edge Award winners

Gaining skills for the workplace

Art and design
14 Dec, 2018
Auckland Council are proud to sponsor the overall achievement prize for the AUT Edge Award, an extra-curricular employability award at AUT.
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Clever Little Monthly wins X-Challenge

Art and design
12 Dec, 2018
Students Shara Quin and Mia Evans won the top prize at the 2018 AUT X Challenge for Clever Little Monthly, ethical and sustainable tampons made from hemp.
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Newspapers shrink local news gaps widen

Communication studies
06 Dec, 2018
Annual NZ media ownership report finds 9% drop in NZ newspaper circulation.
Professor Nikola Kasabov

KEDRI Director receives honorary degree

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
05 Dec, 2018
Professor Nikola Kasabov received the honorary degree Doctor Honoris Causa from Obuda University in Hungary recently.
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A week with Converse

Communication studies
29 Nov, 2018
Digital Design student Harry Goldie scooped up the opportunity to spend a week with Converse on an all-expenses paid trip to LA.
AUT graduates heading overseas as part of the Internz programme

Meet the new Internz

Art and design
28 Nov, 2018
21 AUT graduates have been hand-picked by major companies including Lululemon, Enviropod, Paramount Recording Studios and Sundance Institute to be internat
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Bees, basil and broccoli

Art and design
22 Nov, 2018
Staff and students on the North Campus have been making use of the green space, resulting in the creation of a bee hotel and raised food gardens.
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Professor reports on historic referendum

Communication studies
19 Nov, 2018
Professor David Robie, director of the Pacific Media Centre in the School of Communication Studies had a front-row seat to New Caledonia's historic indepen
The Tastes of Home cookbook

New Cookbook to fund scholarship

Communication studies
14 Nov, 2018
A new cookbook featuring family recipes and stories of AUT staff and students from migrant and refugee backgrounds launched this week.
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Five AUT Marsden Fund grants

Art and design
08 Nov, 2018
Five projects led by AUT researchers have been granted funding totalling $3.58 million in new research for the university, in this Marsden Fund round.
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New Professors and Associate Professors

Art and design
01 Nov, 2018
AUT has announced the promotion to Professor of seven senior academics. A further 16 academics have been appointed as Associate Professors.
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Minister launches sustainable blueprint

Art and design
24 Oct, 2018
The Minister for Climate Change, the Hon James Shaw officially launched AUT’s Sustainability Roadmap on Friday 19 October.
The 2018 Blue Award recipients

AUT Blue Awards recognise top students

Art and design
17 Oct, 2018
41 AUT students were honoured for their sporting, artistic and cultural successes on Friday at the AUT Blue Awards.
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AUT Blue Awards honour arts and culture

Art and design
09 Oct, 2018
The annual AUT Blue Awards for sporting excellence will now be extended to acknowledge arts and culture excellence among high achieving students.
Solitary bee hotel on North Campus

A room for one please

Art and design
02 Oct, 2018
Thanks to students taking the Design for Sustainability paper, North campus is now host to a solitary bee hotel.
THE world university rankings for AUT 2019

THE rankings place AUT in NZ top three

Art and design
27 Sep, 2018
AUT has significantly improved in global university rankings published today by the Times Higher Education.
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Memory inspired knits exhibited in NYC

Art and design
25 Sep, 2018
Third-year Textile Design student Kiola Ballard reached semi-finalist status for the prestigious Dorothy Waxman textile Design Prize.
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AUT 2019 domestic and international fees

Art and design
13 Sep, 2018
Tuition fees for new domestic students, and for domestic and international students currently enrolled in a programme will increase in 2019.
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World first for decision-making AI

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
03 Sep, 2018
In a world first, AUT researchers have developed an AI model, which can predict a person’s choices before they have even made up their mind.
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Five questions: Professor Guy Littlefair

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
03 Sep, 2018
We asked Professor Guy Littlefair five questions about his research at the time of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
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AUT academic joins NZ Project Runway

Art and design
13 Aug, 2018
AUT senior fashion lecturer Andreas Mikellis has been announced as a key player on New Zealand’s Project Runway, airing next month.
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Five questions: Professor Charles Walker

Art and design
07 Aug, 2018
We asked Professor Charles Walker five questions about his research at the time of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
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AUT student's work dazzles at awards

Art and design
02 Aug, 2018
Visual arts student Evelyn Tautakitaki won the top prize at the Eden Arts Art Schools Award, a competition that showcases outstanding student work.
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City Campus’ newest building now open

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
17 Jul, 2018
The WZ building – the new home of our School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences – represents a new way of teaching and learning for AUT.
Megan Burfoot receiving Freemasons University Scholarship

A wealth of talent

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
11 Jul, 2018
As the Freemasons Charity invites applications for university scholarships for study in 2019, we talk to one AUT recipient on the difference it has made.
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Palliser Ridge Scholarship knitted-up

Art and design
10 Jul, 2018
A scholarship sponsored by a prominent wool producer enables one of our textile design students to pursue her idea for stylish sound-proofing.
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Excitement around the potential of SKA

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
06 Jul, 2018
New Zealand’s contribution to the world’s biggest science project – the SKA – last night received a top honour for research and innovation.
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Joining top young entrepreneurs

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
03 Jul, 2018
Computer science and business student Olaf Wrieden is heading to Melbourne in July to attend the ASES Summit.
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Alumni reconnect with AUT

Communication studies
28 Jun, 2018
Over 120 communication studies alumni attended an exclusive event hosted by the School of Communication Studies and AUT’s alumni department.
AUT visual arts alumna Angela Tiatia

Alumna scoops top art prize

Art and design
22 Jun, 2018
AUT visual arts alumna Angela Tiatia was awarded the prestigious Ravenswood Australian women's art prize recently for her video The Fall.
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Joining forces with Radio NZ

Communication studies
01 Jun, 2018
Radio NZ has announced a formal content-sharing partnership with AUT’s Pacific Media Centre – Te Amokura.
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4 questions with Professor Peter Chong

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
31 May, 2018
We asked Professor Peter Chong four questions about his research at the time of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
Wayne Hope

5 questions with Professor Wayne Hope

Communication studies
18 May, 2018
We asked Professor Wayne Hope five questions about his research at the time of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
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Marking World Press Freedom Day

Communication studies
15 May, 2018
Professor David Robie marked World Press Freedom Day with a seminar covering the "targeting" of journalists and the state of the media in West Papua.
French artist Olga Kisseliva will be hosted by AUT as the 2018 Te Ataata resident

AUT artist in residence announced

Creative technologies
30 Apr, 2018
French artist Olga Kisseliva will be hosted by AUT as the 2018 Te Ataata resident.
Hazel Umaga and Taylor McDonald are winners of the 2018 Pacific Youth Awards.

Prime Minister recognises AUT students

Art and design
23 Apr, 2018
Hazel Umaga and Taylor McDonald are winners of the 2018 Pacific Youth Awards.
The Policy Observatory’s Dr David Hall and Sam Lindsay

The answer to low-emissions

Communication studies
20 Apr, 2018
A report for the Ministry of Environment, launched recently at AUT, reveals opportunities for New Zealand through climate finance.
A new website, Talking Minds

New resource for youth with psychosis

Art and design
13 Apr, 2018
A new website, Talking Minds, is now available to help young people with psychosis navigate the complexities of the condition.
Professor John Tookey in Auckland CBD

Addressing NZ’s construction woes

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
06 Apr, 2018

Professor John Tookey provided expert comment for a series of Stuff articles which looked at a range of problems besetting the construction industry.

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Examining the impact of data misuse

Communication studies
06 Apr, 2018

Dr Verica Rupar, Associate Professor in the School of Communication Studies, examined the Cambridge Analytica scandal in an op-ed for Newshub.

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ANZ Technology internship leads to career

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
13 Mar, 2018

Attending a lunchtime presentation by ANZ Technology during her time as an AUT student delivered pure gold for software development alumna Bailee Devey.

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Alumni launch AR-enabled app

Creative technologies
08 Mar, 2018

On Waitangi Day, AUT alumni launched the world's first AR-enabled Māori alphabet colouring book.

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Research offers new hope for amputees

Creative technologies
08 Mar, 2018

Recognising a technology gap for amputees saw Aaron Cleland create Neural Amusement, a groundbreaking research project seeking to ease the pain of phantom limbs.

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AUT student joins advisory group

Communication studies
07 Mar, 2018

Communication studies student Arizona Leger was recently appointed to a Ministerial Advisory Group to review the current state of NCEA.

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Professor recognised with Hind Rattan

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
07 Mar, 2018

School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences Professor Krishnamachar Prasad was recognised with the prestigious Hind Rattan Award in Bangkok.

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Helping launch Falcon Heavy

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
05 Mar, 2018

When Elon Musk's commercial space company Space X successfully launched Falcon Heavy, AUT’s Radio Astronomy and Space Research team helped keep an eye on it.

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AUT increases presence in QS subject rankings

Business and economics
01 Mar, 2018

New global rankings show AUT now has 13 subjects ranked, with two of them featuring in the top 50 in the world.

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'Bearing Witness' project reporters win Dart trauma award

Communication studies
07 Feb, 2018

The Pacific Media Centre's Bearing Witness climate change project has won the Dart Asia-Pacific Prize for Journalism and Trauma at the annual Ossie Awards in Student Journalism presented at the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA) annual conference at Newcastle   University in December.

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AUT Grad wins Australia’s most prestigious graphic design award

Art and design
07 Dec, 2017

Communication Design graduate Alistair McCready has won Australia’s single top graphic design award.

Journalism under duress in the Asia-Pacific – PMC turns 10

Journalism under duress in the Asia-Pacific – PMC turns 10

Communication studies
22 Nov, 2017

The Pacific Media Centre at Auckland University of Technology is highlighting the threats to media freedom in the Asia-Pacific region in an event next week marking its 10th anniversary.

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Budding student entrepreneurs prepare for AUT’s “Dragon’s Den”

Art and design
21 Nov, 2017

X-Challenge, a new university-wide competition that gives every AUT student an opportunity to develop an idea for a business, cause or project will culminate with a Dragons Den style pitch night on Thursday 23 November.

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AUT student shows spirit at the 2017 Attitude Awards

Communication studies
14 Nov, 2017

An AUT student has been heralded for her advocacy work at last week’s Attitude Awards.

 Colab have signed an agreement with SM23

Colab partnership to translate research innovation into reality

Creative technologies
18 Oct, 2017

A new sponsorship agreement with S23M will result in a wealth of new opportunities for students and staff

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Indonesian academic exchange an opportunity for unique collaboration

Communication studies
13 Oct, 2017

Pacific Media Centre Director, Professor David Robie will join academics from around the world in a global academic exchange with Indonesia's Universitas Gadjah Mada. In return, seven academics from the Indonesian university will visit AUT for the first communication and publication research collaboration of its kind in New Zealand.

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AUT wins big at 2017 Best Design Awards

Art and design
11 Oct, 2017

AUT has won big at the 2017 Best Awards - the annual design industry awards dinner held last Friday, 6 October 2017.

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Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
26 Sep, 2017
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AUT at NZFW Graduate Show 2017

Art and design
12 Sep, 2017

Three talented fashion designers represented AUT at this year’s New Zealand Fashion Week (NZFW) Graduate Show.

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Business and economics
02 Sep, 2017
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Art and design
01 Sep, 2017
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AUT alumna bound for The Happiest Place on Earth

Communication studies
03 Aug, 2017

AUT communications graduate, Molly Dagger, is heading to the U.S to take part in the annual Disney World Cultural Exchange Programme.

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Meet AUT's Artist in Residence

Creative technologies
27 Jul, 2017

AUT welcomes French artist and designer Antonin Fourneau as this year's Te Ataata Creative Technologies Artist in Residence.

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From Auckland to Paris: Four AUT students heading to Europe's largest tech festival

Creative technologies
09 Jun, 2017

Four AUT students, with support from the Embassy of France in New Zealand, have been selected to present their work at Europe’s largest digital festival, this month in Paris.

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Art and design
07 Jun, 2017
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New Head of School of Communications

Art and design
07 Jun, 2017

AUT has appointed a new Head of the School of Communications.

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AUT student shortlisted for a Canon Media Award

Communication studies
17 May, 2017

An AUT student is in the running to win Student Journalist of the Year at this year's Canon Media Awards.

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Pacific Journalism Review research - Journalists working harder, women disadvantaged

Communication studies
03 Mar, 2017

New Zealand journalists are working longer hours, and feeling more pressure, both ethically and resource-wise, than they were only two years ago, a new research survey has found.

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Minister visits two School laboratories

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
28 Feb, 2017

The new Science Minister, Paul Goldsmith, has made his second trip to AUT in two weeks.

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Disobedient teaching: surviving and creating change in education

Art and design
28 Feb, 2017

Despite being expelled from Secondary School and suspended from Teachers College, AUT Professor Welby Ings’ new book is about teaching.

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Art and design
28 Feb, 2017
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AUT part of SpaceX’s first delivery to International Space Station

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
24 Feb, 2017

AUT’s Institute of Radio Astronomy and Space Research was thrilled to be a part of SpaceX’s first delivery to the International Space Station overnight.

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AUT appoints new Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean of DCT Faculty

Creative technologies
21 Feb, 2017

Professor Guy Littlefair has been appointed by Auckland University of Technology (AUT) as the new Dean of its Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies (DCT) and Pro-Vice Chancellor. He will take up the position in July 2017.

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Student documentaries featured on RNZ National

Communication studies
16 Dec, 2016

In early 2017, RNZ National featured a number of radio documentaries made by final-year Bachelor of Communication Studies students.

Exploring what it’s like to look for love as a 40-something year-old woman, a grandfather recovering from a stroke and the life of a bushman are just some of the stories made by AUT students.

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Social innovation is here to stay

Creative technologies
11 Nov, 2016

It’s the new buzzword for ‘doing good well’, but New Zealand has strong roots in social innovation that predate the movement.

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From AUT student to award winning entrepreneur

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
09 Nov, 2016
An international PhD student at AUT is today launching a campaign to translate his research, producing interactive games for people with visual impairments, into a global success.
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Te Pou Tatau Pounamu NZ Peace Foundation award for Christina Milligan

Communication studies
07 Nov, 2016

Screen Production lecturer Christina Milligan was among the recipients at the Nga Aho Whakaari (Maori Film Practitioners) 20th Anniversary awards.  Christina, director Kim Webby and coproducer Roger Grant received the Te Pou Tatau Pounamu NZ Peace Foundation award for “their contribution to peace and aroha”.

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AUT-SKA project highly commended at NZ Innovation Awards

Creative technologies
28 Oct, 2016

AUT’s role in the world’s biggest science project won a highly commended prize at the NZ Innovation Awards.

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Frucor Real Life sessions prepare AUT students for Industry 4.0

Creative technologies
27 Oct, 2016

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) has collaborated with Frucor Beverages to help students prepare for successful careers in the rapidly changing world of IT. 

Over the past nine weeks, Frucor’s business technology team has delivered a series of Real Life sessions for Bachelor of Computer Information and Sciences (BCIS) students at AUT South Campus.

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Art and design
25 Oct, 2016
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AUT cleans up at Best Design Awards

Creative technologies
17 Oct, 2016

AUT has had its most successful Best Awards night yet.

The Best Awards are the country’s top Design awards and were held in Auckland on Friday 14th October.

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AUT researcher wins MBIE funding for quake tech

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
29 Sep, 2016

Technology co-designed by an AUT academic that improves earthquake resilience in buildings has won more than three million dollars in government funding.

The Resilient Slip-Friction Joint (RSFJ) was designed by Structural Engineering lecturer Dr Pouyan Zarnani with two members of Auckland University’s Civil and Environmental Engineering department when he was a post-doctoral fellow there.

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AUT finalists named in the New Zealand Innovation Awards 2016

Creative technologies
23 Sep, 2016

AUT has bagged three nominations at this year’s Innovation Awards.

New Zealand SKA Alliance Big Data Challenges led by AUT and NZA has been named a finalist in the Innovation Excellence in Research and Young New Zealand Innovator category.

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AUT student nominated for Young New Zealander of the Year

Communication studies
15 Sep, 2016

AUT Postgraduate Diploma in Communication Studies student Joshua Iosefo has been nominated for Young New Zealander of the Year at the New Zealander of the Year Awards.

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AUT student represents NZ at Edinburgh Arts Festival

Art and design
07 Sep, 2016

AUT PhD Candidate Olivia Webb and her artwork represented New Zealand at one of the largest art events in the United Kingdom, the Edinburgh Arts Festival.

Earlier this year Olivia was invited to create an artwork for the festival as part of the festival’s 2016 Commissions Programme. Her new artwork, Lapides Vivi, was launched at this year’s festival.

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AUT PhD candidate places third in Falling Walls competition

Creative technologies
01 Sep, 2016

AUT Engineering PhD candidate Stephanie Anne Croft placed third in the Falling Walls Competition held in Canberra, Australia, where participants have to sum up their research in three minutes.

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Computer and engineering students head to China with Huawei

Creative technologies
31 Aug, 2016

On Friday 26 August, five AUT Computer and Engineering students headed to China with Huawei.

Over the next two weeks they’ll get the rare opportunity to go behind the doors of Huawei HQ in Shenzhen and see what is involved in being the world’s biggest telecommunications technology retailer.

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AUT secures 25 Best Award nominations

Art and design
15 Aug, 2016

Twenty five projects by students and staff from the School of Art and Design and Colab have secured nominations in the country’s top design awards.

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Save the bees

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
03 Aug, 2016

The first Māori woman to get a PhD from engineering at AUT graduated on Friday.

Ngaire Hart is believed to be only the second Māori woman to have the qualification in this field.

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Head of NASA’s Juno Mission visits AUT

Creative technologies
01 Aug, 2016

The head of NASA’s Juno Mission got a first-hand look at AUT’s Institute of Radio Astronomy and Space Research work at its radio telescopes at Warkworth last week.

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Smarter use of big data - National centre to create new data technology platforms

Creative technologies
21 Jul, 2016

Building world-leading data technology platforms that create industries and keep talented young New Zealanders in this country is the focus of a new organisation being launched at AUT tonight.

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World Journalism Congress at AUT

Communication studies
15 Jul, 2016

The CEO whose organisation stood behind the release of the Panama Papers will be a speaker at the World Journalism Congress to be held at AUT in July this week.  Peter Bale runs the Centre for Public Integrity in Washington DC,   one of the largest nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative centers in America.

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Paving the way for Auckland’s aspiring tertiary entrepreneurs

Business and economics
11 Jul, 2016

Aspiring AUT entrepreneurs are receiving a welcome boost to turn their ideas into a commercial reality through a new student entrepreneurship programme.

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TEDxManukau: Explore, Realise, Act

Art and design
08 Jul, 2016

Last month, David Sinfield, senior lecturer and undergraduate programme leader of Graphic Design and Moving Image at AUT South Campus, explored the relationship between lettering, design and storytelling across time and space at TEDxManukau.

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AUT alumnus to study at Columbia University

Art and design
05 Jul, 2016

Congratulations to Auckland University of Technology (AUT) alumnus, Jeremy Olds, who has been awarded a 2016 Fulbright New Zealand General Graduate Award.

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Christchurch rebuild inspires competition win

Creative technologies
04 Jul, 2016

Inspiration from the Christchurch rebuild helped a group of Colab students win a top French design competition.

Masters students Sarah Loggie, Jacques Foottit, Lisa Clist and Jenna Gavin travelled to Paris earlier this month for the European Street Design Challenge at the Futur –en-Seine Digital Festival in Paris

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Fiji placement enlightens aspiring climate change journalists

Communication studies
23 Jun, 2016

A two-week journalism stint in Fiji, dubbed “Bearing Witness”, has lent new perspectives on the effects of climate change on AUT journalism student Ami Dhabuwala and graduate TJ Aumua.

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AUT video: the science and history behind Matariki

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
08 Jun, 2016

The bright blue stars known as the Seven Sisters are known for marking the beginning of Matariki- or the Māori New Year.

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Experieco CEO Andrew McPherson to speak at STEMprenuers speaker series

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
20 May, 2016

The CEO of cloud service provider Andrew McPherson will be the third speaker at this year’s STEMprenuers speaker series.

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Communication studies
26 Apr, 2016
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Art and design
24 Mar, 2016
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Communication studies
05 Jan, 2016
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Journalism under threat - ‘digital first’ strategies put journalists last

Communication studies
11 Dec, 2015

Journalism in New Zealand is threatened by the constant culling of editorial jobs and current affairs programmes. The 2015 JMAD New Zealand Media Ownership Report observes that in this year alone 60-70 jobs were removed from newsrooms and current affairs production. This report is the fifth produced by the AUT’s research centre Journalism, Media and Democracy (JMAD).

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Rookie + AD15

Art and design
10 Dec, 2015

Final year fashion students transformed the newly-reopened St James’ Theatre into a fashion hotspot last week.

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Journalism Conference gets UNESCO Grant

Communication studies
04 Dec, 2015

AUT has won a UNESCO grant to help support the World Journalism Education Congress being hosted at the City Campus in July 2016.

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AUT launches NEUlab - NZ's first advanced data science laboratory

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
30 Nov, 2015

New Zealand’s first advanced data science laboratory has opened at AUT.

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AUT students head to Huawei HQ in China

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
11 Nov, 2015

Six lucky AUT students are this month getting the rare opportunity to go behind the doors of Huawei HQ in Shenzhen and see what is involved in being the world’s biggest telecommunications technology retailer.

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French Ambassador visits AUT Colab

Creative technologies
06 Nov, 2015

There’ll be more French digital artists-in-residence at AUT, after the university and the French Ambassador signed a Memorandum of Understanding about the newly established programme.

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Art and design
16 Oct, 2015
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Creative technologies
09 Oct, 2015
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AUT students take part in Engineers Without Borders competition

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
02 Oct, 2015

A storm water management system and wind turbines are AUT Engineering students answer for a struggling village in Cameroon.

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Communication studies
02 Oct, 2015
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Communication studies
28 Sep, 2015
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Communication studies
10 Sep, 2015
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Communication studies
27 Jul, 2015
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Communication studies
24 Jul, 2015
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Communication studies
21 Jul, 2015
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Communication studies
29 Jun, 2015
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Communication studies
25 May, 2015
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Communication studies
14 May, 2015
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Communication studies
13 May, 2015
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Creative technologies
07 May, 2015
JanSinclair

Communication studies
16 Mar, 2015
Je-suis-Charlie

Communication studies
09 Jan, 2015
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CORRECTION

Communication studies
08 Dec, 2014

The JMAD New Zealand media ownership report 2014 was published and distributed on December 5, 2014.

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AUT Pacific journalism students win Ossie Award for Fiji elections coverage

Communication studies
02 Dec, 2014

AUT University’s Pacific Scoop has won a major student journalism award for its coverage of the Fiji post-coup general election in September.

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Conference to put lens on political journalism in Asia-Pacific

Communication studies
10 Nov, 2014

Renowned investigative journalists, film makers, academics and media freedom campaigners from across the Asia-Pacific region will come together at AUT University on 27-29 November 2014.

Alistar_Kata_in_Fiji

Journalism students create first ever university news bureau for Fiji elections

Communication studies
20 Oct, 2014

Three AUT University journalism students have recently returned from Fiji having covered the recent elections for AUT’s Pacific Media Centre (PMC).

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Huffington Post Editor-in-Chief to meet AUT University Communications Students

Communication studies
12 Sep, 2014

This Friday September 12, co-founder of the Huffington Post, Arianna Huffington, will visit New Zealand for a number of high profile engagements.

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AUT to host the World Journalism Education Congress

Communication studies
28 Aug, 2014

Identity and integrity of journalism education will be a key theme of the next World Journalism Education Congress to be held at AUT in 2016.

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UNESCO World Press Freedom lecture to tackle NZ media challenges

Communication studies
06 May, 2014

The UNESCO World Press Freedom lecture will be livestreamed here tonight - Tuesday 6 May.

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Communication studies
24 Apr, 2014
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Communication studies
08 Apr, 2014
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Communication studies
21 Mar, 2014
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Communication studies
26 Dec, 2013
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Communication studies
24 Dec, 2013
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Communication studies
18 Nov, 2013
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Communication studies
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