Sustainability at AUT

AUT is committed to achieving sustainability and taking action in light of local and global challenges. We continue to nurture a culture of sustainability through learning, teaching, research, partnerships and how we operate our on-campus facilities. Find out more about AUT sustainability activities and recent success towards our sustainability goals.

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Professor Kate Kearins
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A new tourism and hospitality accord
21 Mar, 2023
There is hope that working conditions in tourism and hospitality are set to improve, thanks in part to research by AUT.
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2023 NZ sustainability survey launches
07 Feb, 2023
The annual Insights on NZ’s Sustainability Professionals survey opens today and as a survey partner, AUT is inviting eligible participants to take part.
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Award-winning AUT architecture student
02 Dec, 2022
AUT Master of Architecture (Professional) graduate Matangireia Yates Francis has won the prestigious Te Kāhui Whaihanga Resene Student Design Award.
Professor Kate Kearins
Making sustainable practices work
03 Nov, 2022
The challenge of decarbonising requires concerted action and new approaches from governments, businesses, and individuals alike.
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Calling time on the imperial lawn
02 Nov, 2022
By planting trees on third of the world’s city lawns, we could absorb 6 billion tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere over 20 years.

Sustainability report

AUT sustainability reports outline our progress against the AUT Sustainability Roadmap and Plan, and cover recent successes across AUT learning and teaching, research, partnerships and community, leadership and sustainability on campus.

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Green Impact programme

Join AUT’s Green Impact sustainability change programme, and work in teams to complete environmental, social and economic areas sustainability actions.

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Committed to social and economic impact

Prestigious university rankings organisation QS has awarded us five stars for environmental impact, and the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2022 rank AUT 60th overall, and in the top 20 in the world for our commitment to gender equality, and decent work and economic growth.

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