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; Professor Edwina Pio who is now the University Director 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

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Closing the gap in STEM diversity
13 Oct, 2021
Electric Kiwi has joined forces with Auckland University of Technology to make a tangible step in closing the gap in STEM diversity.
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Khylee Quince NZ’s 1st Māori Dean of Law
28 Sep, 2021
Following an international search, AUT has appointed the country’s first Dean of Law who is Māori, Associate Professor Khylee Quince.
Hēmi Kelly, Hana Mereraiha and Lorde in the studio
Translating Lorde, codename Henry
17 Sep, 2021
Hēmi Kelly is excited about the positive impact that popstar Lorde’s te reo Māori version of Solar Power will have on revitalisation of the language.
HES Maori Celebration of Graduation
The mahi behind Māori graduates
05 Aug, 2021
In the midst of a global pandemic, unprecedented health sector reform and cultural change, Māori health students are still graduating.
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How to decolonise a mind
02 Jun, 2021
What do we mean when we talk about decolonising one’s mind? Dr Atakohu Middleton explains what it means and gives her top tips.

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

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