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
Professor Edwina Pio
SSA awards
Art work
62% increase in AUT researchers
Agnes Naera
Professor Edwina Pio
Prof Pio awarded Te Rangi Hīroa Medal
18 Oct, 2019
Professor Edwina Pio has been awarded the Te Rangi Hīroa Medal by Royal Society Te Apārangi for her pioneering research in diversity.
SSA awards
Support for Māori & new students prized
08 Oct, 2019
Awards for making AUT a place where people love to learn
Art work
Artwork for youth, by youth
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.
62% increase in AUT researchers
62% increase in AUT researchers
30 Apr, 2019
Growing expertise to help New Zealand and the world
Agnes Naera
Driving diversity in NZ leadership
15 Apr, 2019
A long-serving AUT staff member is "humbled, privileged and very excited" at being appointed to the board of Global Women.

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