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
62% increase in AUT researchers
Agnes Naera
Cookbook contributors and guest speaker
Candice Harris and Jarrod Haar
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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.
Cookbook contributors and guest speaker
Diversity celebrated at cookbook launch
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.
Candice Harris and Jarrod Haar
Juggling school holidays and work
07 Dec, 2018
Professor Candice Harris and Professor Jarrod Haar from the Business School have co-authored an article for the Conversation about the double juggle.
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Improving diversity outcomes
04 Dec, 2018
AUT’s Policy Observatory recently launched a report exploring what government can do to improve diversity and inclusion.

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