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 facilities.

Sustainability Roadmap and the Taskforce for Sustainability

AUT’s Sustainability Roadmap outlines sustainability objectives, priority actions and targets across learning, research, governance and facilities.

Launched in October 2018 by the Minister of Climate Change, the road map was developed by the Vice-Chancellor's Taskforce for Sustainability with input from staff and students. It supports AUT’s contribution towards the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

Member of the UN’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network

In early 2016 AUT became a member of the UN’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network. The network supports implementation of the SDGs through mobilisation of scientific and technical expertise from academia, civil society and the private sector.

UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network website

The new Engineering, Design and Technology building includes sustainability features like ‘solar fins’ on the building’s exterior.

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Auckland Bike Challenge
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Prosthetic fins for injured sea turtles
31 Mar, 2021
Researchers from AUT BioDesign Lab have developed a prosthetic fin to rehabilitate injured sea turtles.
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The mysterious existence of Kauri stump
16 Feb, 2021
Such undead tree stumps have been observed for almost 200 years, but the evolutionary and physiological processes leading to their existence remain a myste
Auckland Bike Challenge
Aotearoa Bike Challenge
09 Feb, 2021
The Aotearoa Bike Challenge is on now! Hear from Senior Lecturer Dr David Hall to see why he bikes and what advice he has.
Climate Science 2020 – 10 New Insights
02 Feb, 2021
Professor Sebastian Leuzinger outlines some of 2020's significant findings within the field of climate science.
Photo of Professor Marjo Lips-Wiersma
2021 NZ Sustainability survey launches
18 Jan, 2021
Eligible participants are invited to complete the second annual survey on NZ's sustainability profession.

23rd in the world for social and economic impact

The Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2020 rank AUT 23rd overall, and 1st in the world for our commitment to decent work and economic growth.

World rankings

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