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.

Diversity Roadmap

The roadmap aims to provide a framework to enable AUT to meet its strategic objectives as set out in the AUT Directions (strategic plan) and consistent with its legal and Treaty obligations.

Diversity Strategy and Action Plan

The strategy and action plan represent AUT's commitment to building the competencies and skills of staff and students through an inclusive work and study environment. It recognises that diversity in all branches of AUT's activity will enable staff and students alike to fulfil their potential and that of the University.

Student and staff diversity at AUT

Diversity at AUT Infographic

News
Jamey Bailey with a waka at the Smithsonian
Kate Kearins
The Tastes of Home cookbook
Professor Pare Keiha
Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh
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Jamey Bailey with a waka at the Smithsonian
Keeping the waka moving forward
05 Dec, 2019
Graduate Jamey Bailey shares his experience working as a Curatorial Assistant at the Smithsonian Institution though AUT’s Internz programme.
Kate Kearins
Negotiating unconscious bias in the work
27 Nov, 2019
“Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.”
The Tastes of Home cookbook
Cookbook sales fund refugee scholarship
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.
Professor Pare Keiha
AUT helps Microsoft with te reo Māori
22 Nov, 2019
Te reo Māori is now available on Microsoft Translator, thanks in part to Te Ara Poutama, staff and students at the Auckland University of Technology.
Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh
Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh wins Equal Pay Award
14 Nov, 2019
The YWCA has named AUT Senior Lecturer Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh champion of equal pay alongside organisational winner Chorus.

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