Diversity

AUT is a vibrant and diverse university that recognises that success is not defined by gender, gender identity, socio-economic backgrounds, ethnicity or disability. We are committed to building a safe, positive, and inclusive higher learning environment characterised by the free exchange of diverse ideas, skills and cultural perspectives.

AUT was the first New Zealand university to appoint a Professor of Diversity.

Student and staff diversity at AUT

Diversity at AUT Infographic

News
The Tastes of Home cookbook
Award recipients group photo
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AUT Business School student Malachi Solomon
The Tastes of Home cookbook
New Cookbook to fund scholarship
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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Diversity Awards celebrate commitment
20 Aug, 2018
AUT staff recently acknowledged diversity initiatives of eight awardees at the Auckland Art Gallery.
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Awards celebrate equal pay commitment
27 Jul, 2018
AUT’s partnership with the YWCA Equal Pay Awards reflects commitment to diversity and inclusion.
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Changing names to boost job prospects
03 Jul, 2018
Migrants are using "more Kiwi-sounding" names to increase their chance of finding employment, says Professor of Diversity Edwina Pio.
AUT Business School student Malachi Solomon
Young leaders link corporates & culture
28 May, 2018
Māori and Pacific interns are bringing unique skills and knowledge to workplaces through the TupuToa programme

Contact us

Get in touch with the University Director of Diversity or the Diversity Manager to find out more about diversity at AUT.

Diversity contact details

Gender and diversity research

AUT's Gender and Diversity Research Group conducts quality research and leads discussion around gender and diversity issues in the community.

Gender and Diversity Research Group