AUT Lecturer Hēmi Kelly standing arms crossed in front of the AUT marae.

A new dawn for te reo Māori

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
12 Dec, 2019
The popularity of the Māori language has grown substantially in recent years, writes Lecturer Hēmi Kelly.
seddon-memorial-tech-alumni-event-2019

A driving success – the 2019 Seddon Tech Alumni Event

12 Dec, 2019
The AUT Alumni Team recently hosted over 50 of AUT’s longest-standing alumni at the 2019 Seddon Memorial Technical College event.
WH Building solar fins

AUT awarded for revolutionising energy

11 Dec, 2019
AUT has won the Revolutionising Energy Award at the 2019 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards.
Professor Valery Feigin

Plan to mitigate neurological disorders

Health sciences
11 Dec, 2019
Professor Valery Feigin leads global strategy to bridge the gap between growing burden of neurological disorders and overstretched health resources.
Photo of the crater at Whakaari/White Island

Why were tourists allowed on Whakaari?

Hospitality, tourism and events
11 Dec, 2019
Research shows the majority of thrill-seekers are looking for risk, but in a controlled way, writes Professor Michael Lueck.
Dr Jeff Seadon

Burning waste to generate electricity

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
11 Dec, 2019
How “green” is it to incinerate waste in order to produce electricity? Dr Jeff Seadon answers the question.
Dr Merja Myllylahti

Broadcasting sector in serious trouble

Communication studies
11 Dec, 2019
New Zealand’s broadcasting sector, both public and commercial, is facing the biggest structural upheaval in a decade, writes Dr Merja Myllylahti.
JMAD

Media ecosystem in trouble

Communication studies
06 Dec, 2019
2019 JMAD NZ Media Ownership Report investigates the state of the New Zealand media and the threats facing it.
Silhoutte drawings of trees making a forest.

Call for a diverse national forest

Social sciences and public policy
06 Dec, 2019
Perhaps, when it comes to forests and climate change, we've got the wrong end of the stick, writes Dr David Hall.
Jamey Bailey with a waka at the Smithsonian

Keeping the waka moving forward

Communication studies
05 Dec, 2019
Graduate Jamey Bailey shares his experience working as a Curatorial Assistant at the Smithsonian Institution though AUT’s Internz programme.
Black and white cartoon picture of many people protesting.

MPs failing to lead on human rights

Social sciences and public policy
05 Dec, 2019
Democracy in New Zealand is suffering from a Parliament which under-performs in its scrutiny of human rights, a new report has found.
New Internz

Say kia ora to the new Internz

04 Dec, 2019
24 AUT graduates have been selected by international companies including TimeZoneOne, Play Rugby USA, and Smithsonian to be international interns in 2020.
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Designing Kai with Kids

Art and design
04 Dec, 2019
South Campus Communication Design students Olivia Penfold and Brayden Luamanu are the designers behind a fundraiser recipe book for PILLARS.
Professor Denise Wilson

Empathy needed to reduce family violence

Health sciences
04 Dec, 2019
AUT report finds that agencies and services designed to aid wāhine Māori in unsafe relationships often contribute to their entrapment.
School of Future Environments

New school on the block

Architecture
03 Dec, 2019
At the beginning of next year, AUT will open its new School of Future Environments.
aut-alumni-event-nov-2019

Art & Design Alumni and Industry Networking Event 2019

03 Dec, 2019
The School of Art and Design and the alumni team hosted an evening for alumni and industry, as part of the opening for the annual Art and Design Festival.
Kate Kearins

Negotiating unconscious bias in the workplace

Business and economics
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

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
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.
Gail Pacheco

NZ rates of in-work poverty examined

Business and economics
21 Nov, 2019
Research conducted by AUT’s New Zealand Work Research Institute has found more than 50,000 working households live in poverty across Aotearoa.
Valery Feigin

New accolades for most cited scientist

Health sciences
21 Nov, 2019
AUT’s Professor Valery Feigin has been elected as both a Fellow of the Royal Society Te Apārangi and a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Four people standing in a row at the International Writers Workshop awards ceremony, from left: Duncan Perkinson, Gillian Roach, Siobhan Harvey, and Bryan Walpert.

Siobhan Harvey scoops poetry award

Language and culture
21 Nov, 2019
The prestigious Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence of Poems has this year been awarded to an AUT creative writing lecturer.
WZ building foyer and stairs

AUT building wins NZ Architecture award

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
20 Nov, 2019
AUT’s WZ Building - Ngā Wai Hono, has won the Education Award at the 2019 New Zealand Architecture Awards announced last week.
Professor Andrew Kilding

Five questions: Professor Andrew Kilding

Sport and recreation
20 Nov, 2019
We asked Professor Andrew Kilding five questions about his research ahead of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
Dr Cath Conn

Disrupting the public health workforce

Health sciences
18 Nov, 2019
New Zealand's public health workforce is rapidly changing in response to local and global trends, including new technologies, widening inequities and the h
People standing and sitting in front of the wharenui at AUT.

Support for indigenous PhD scholars

18 Nov, 2019
A doctoral journey can be isolating and difficult to navigate, especially for scholars from indigenous cultures - but MAI ki Aronui is here to help.
Generic and slightly blurred photo of three businessmen

Diversity stalls on boards

Social sciences and public policy
15 Nov, 2019
Progress towards gender and ethnic diversity amongst the leadership of the country’s top companies has stalled, research has found.
Corporate Social Responsibility letters

Websites can influence investment

Business and economics
15 Nov, 2019
Are companies using web-based features to shape the way investors perceive their CSR information?
Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh

Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh wins Equal Pay Award

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
14 Nov, 2019
The YWCA has named AUT Senior Lecturer Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh champion of equal pay alongside organisational winner Chorus.
Paris Peace Forum building

Ten ways to tackle hate

Social sciences and public policy
13 Nov, 2019
A Helen Clark Foundation project to reduce online harm will be presented today in competition at the Paris Peace Forum. 
First mother in space

First mother in space explores AUT

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
13 Nov, 2019
NASA astronaut visits Warkworth Radio Astronomy Observatory.
QS stars 2019

AUT a 5-star university across all categories

13 Nov, 2019
AUT has received the maximum five stars for the first time in every category according to the global education analysts QS in their recent results.
Dr Sarat Singamneni

Marsden Fund Success

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
11 Nov, 2019
Dr Sarat Singamneni has been awarded a Marsden Fund grant worth $956,000 to investigate controlled magnetic heterogeneity.
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Sport and Recreation alumni event 2019

11 Nov, 2019
The School of Sport and Recreation and the AUT Alumni team recently hosted a celebration event for alumni, business and industry partners and staff.
Professor Kate Kearins

Good Leadership by Design

07 Nov, 2019
Read Professor Kate Kearins’ article, Good leadership by Design, which features in Management Magazine.
New Professors announced in 2019

New Professors and Associate Professors

07 Nov, 2019
AUT has announced the promotion of 12 leading academics to the position of Professor. A further 15 academics have been appointed as Associate Professors.
Digital curriculum- Mahsa

Digital curriculum not about devices

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
06 Nov, 2019
Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh says the digital curriculum is not about devices, but design and critical thinking.
Ayesha Scott

Legal system perpetrates financial abuse

Business and economics
05 Nov, 2019
New evidence from AUT shows changes to the Family Court are needed to help protect women and children from financial abuse.
AUT participates in MBA case competition

AUT participates in MBA case competition

Business and economics
31 Oct, 2019
Four AUT MBA students competed in the inaugural NZ MBA Case Competition, held in Dunedin.
Valery Feigin

Leading the world in stroke prevention

Health sciences
29 Oct, 2019
This year’s World Stroke Day campaign encourages everyone to use the free Stroke Riskometer mobile app developed at AUT by Professor Valery Feigin.
Danae Anderson

Economic impact of the NZICC Skycity fire

Business and economics
25 Oct, 2019
In the aftermath of the fire at the New Zealand International Convention Centre, negative flow-on effects on the economy can be expected.
Professor Gail Pacheco

Gail Pacheco bestowed AUT’s top award

Business and economics
24 Oct, 2019
Professor Gail Pacheco has been awarded the 2019 AUT University Medal for her research to help inform social policy and wellbeing.
Generic photo of a woman in a prison

Māori women who commit crime demonised

Social sciences and public policy
23 Oct, 2019
Newspapers often depict Māori women as intrinsically bad and unworthy of readers’ sympathy while being empathic with Pākehā women, Dr Antje Deckert says.
Māori media studies Lecturer Jani Wilson

The power of positive expectations

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
23 Oct, 2019
Māori students respond best when someone believes in them, expects the best from them and acknowledges their dreams, Lecturer Jani Wilson says.
PMC's David Robie

The human face of Iran

Communication studies
22 Oct, 2019
PMC's David Robie looks behind the chadors and sabre rattling to show the human face of Iran with a series on politics, travel and adventure.
Te Korau programme

Initiative supports Māori entrepreneurs

22 Oct, 2019
AUT and Northland Inc are pooling their resources to launch a business accelerator programme aimed at enhancing Māori entrepreneurship.
Marilyn Waring

An inspiring and influential woman

Social sciences and public policy
21 Oct, 2019
The BBC has revealed its list of the top 100 inspiring and influential women of 2019 - and Professor Marilyn Waring is among them.
BGS group photo

Alumni earn Beta Gamma Sigma membership

21 Oct, 2019
The AUT Chapter of BGS inducted 120 high-achieving Business alumni into the prestigious global society, the largest ceremony since it started in 2012.
John Tookey, Professor in Construction Management

Flexibility essential in home design

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
21 Oct, 2019
Designers and builders will have to become more creative in how housing and infrastructure matches our expectations, writes Professor John Tookey.
AUT Blue Award recipients

Top students awarded AUT Blue Awards

18 Oct, 2019
59 AUT students from disciplines ranging from water polo to film directing celebrated their successes at the 2019 AUT Blue Awards on Thursday 10 October.
Professor Edwina Pio

Prof Pio awarded Te Rangi Hīroa Medal

Business and economics
18 Oct, 2019
Professor Edwina Pio has been awarded the Te Rangi Hīroa Medal by Royal Society Te Apārangi for her pioneering research in diversity.
Coffee cup

AUT introduces new reusable cup initiative

Hospitality, tourism and events
18 Oct, 2019
From next year, you can purchase a $3 AUT branded coffee cup and if you bring it back dirty, AUT cafes will exchange it for a clean reusable cup.
A section of the newly-established Architectural Engineering Lab at AUT.

How do buildings affect mental health?

Architecture
17 Oct, 2019
Why neuro-architecture matters and how it can largely affect the way we design and create our surrounding environments.
Whau River Catchment Trust

PR students help hundreds of non-profits

Communication studies
15 Oct, 2019
Providing much needed public relations support to not-for-profits is a win-win for student PR agency Outside the Square.
Te Hononga is unveiled at Champlain College

Māori Carving Unveiled at US university

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
11 Oct, 2019
AUT has presented Champlain College with a traditional Māori carving in recognition of their special relationship.
Professor Max Abbott

World Mental Health Day

Health sciences
10 Oct, 2019
AUT is hosting the first of many events that will take place globally over the next 24 hours.
Streets are some of our most important public spaces.

How to turn Auckland’s inner city streets into public spaces people can enjoy

Art and design
10 Oct, 2019
Dr Carl Douglas writes about how to turn Auckland’s inner-city streets into public spaces people can enjoy
Julienne_Molineaux

Online voting won’t engage more youth

Social sciences and public policy
09 Oct, 2019
While the convenience would no doubt be popular with many, online voting would not solve the historical low turnout rates, says Dr Julienne Molineaux.
Tracheostomy by Charlotte Dickson was awarded a Gold Best Award in the Product category.

AUT triumphs at 2019 Best Awards

Art and design
08 Oct, 2019
AUT has 7 Gold, 13 Silver and 8 Bronze awards in this year’s Best Awards.
Dr David Hall

Universities shouldn't host untruths

Social sciences and public policy
08 Oct, 2019
Free speech absolutism is threatening to storm our universities. But like other bad ideas, this is where it should be snuffed out, writes Dr David Hall.
Tangata 1

Exploring self and collective identity

Creative technologies
08 Oct, 2019
Bachelor of Technology students at Artweek’s Moonlight group exhibition.
SSA awards

Support for Māori & new students prized

08 Oct, 2019
Awards for making AUT a place where people love to learn
Associate Professor of Management Katherine Ravenswood

Why your DHB vote matters

Business and economics
07 Oct, 2019
Your District Health Board vote can have a big influence on the work conditions of those caring for our most vulnerable.
PIF Study Director Dr El-Shadan Tautolo

Study of Pacific people comes of age

Health sciences
07 Oct, 2019
For nearly 20 years, an AUT study has been tracking the development of 1,400 Pacific children.
Networking event

Speed interviewing event a hit

07 Oct, 2019
Thanks to the generosity of 18 AUT alumni, dozens of students got the opportunity to practise their networking skills last week .
Sonnar Library team

Sonnar Library wins AUT X Challenge

Creative technologies
03 Oct, 2019
Jarek Beksa, Jeong Su Jeon, Ayush Nigam and Sara Chin have won the top prize at the AUT X Challenge for their cloud-based accessible audio platform.
Dr  Amir Ghaffarianhoseini and Dr Ali GhaffarianHoseini

Built futures at AUT Architecture Lab

03 Oct, 2019
AUT collaborated with the New Zealand Green Building Council to hold a pecha kucha event
 Dr Chamari Kithulgoda

CSDA presents at D4GX

Social sciences and public policy
01 Oct, 2019
AUT's Centre for Social Data Analytics has presented at an event that aims to solve some of the world’s biggest problems.
The Great Debate

Architects vs Engineers Debate Brief

01 Oct, 2019
Architects in New Zealand have joined with UK and Australian architects to declare we are in a climate emergency. The Great Debate - Architects vs Engineer
11 internships

11 types of internships you can offer over summer

30 Sep, 2019
University holidays are just around the corner, here are 11 jobs that are perfectly suited to a summer intern from AUT.
Students protest with sign

My generation has failed young Kiwis

Social sciences and public policy
27 Sep, 2019
Some things though give me hope. The schools climate strike is one of them, writes Professor Marilyn Waring.
Wind generation

How to limit climate change push back

Social sciences and public policy
26 Sep, 2019
As a new sense of urgency to act on climate change rises, it is vital that we limit pushback while encouraging action, writes Dr David Hall.
The perils of promoting vaping

The perils of promoting vaping

Business and economics
25 Sep, 2019
Dr Patrick Van Esch and Dr Sommer Kapitan wrote an op-ed for Stuff on promoting vaping. Read the article now.
Tripartite group

AUT strengthens global research ties

25 Sep, 2019
AUT is boosting its research and teaching capability with the signing of two new research agreements with four of China’s top-ranked universities.
Lost City of Mer

AUT VR project exhibits at UN, New York

Art and design
25 Sep, 2019
The Lost City of Mer is a Virtual Reality experience aimed at inspiring action against climate change.
Don McGlashan

AUT honours Don McGlashan

24 Sep, 2019
Artist Don McGlashan has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate by AUT.
Gail Pacheco

Westpac’s first Gender Pay Gap report

Business and economics
24 Sep, 2019
Gail Pacheco, Professor of Economics and Director of AUT’s New Zealand Work Research Institute, provided oversight for the report.
Professor Keith Tudor

AUT celebrates 30 years of psychotherapy

Health sciences
24 Sep, 2019
Professor Keith Tudor reflects on ‘talk therapy’ – where we’ve been and why we need more.
2019 Law Awards

Law School celebrates top students

Law
24 Sep, 2019
Laughter and waiata marked this year’s AUT Law School awards, an annual event celebrating its top academic students along with their whānau and families.
Royal Society Award

Royal Society Award for AUT Professor

Science
24 Sep, 2019
AUT’s Professor Dave Towns has been awarded the 2019 Charles Fleming Award for Environmental Achievement by the Royal Society Te Apārangi.
IHL moot competition

Valuable experience at moot competition

Law
24 Sep, 2019
Law students Tessa Whale, Joshua de Vries and Julie Cleaver recently represented AUT at the 8th annual NZ IHL Moot Court Competition in Wellington.
AUT Living Labs - Orakei

AUT Living Labs raised at UN

23 Sep, 2019
AUT Living Laboratories, a project to restore native forest, will be presented at the UN Climate Action Assembly in New York.
Voices for the future installation

Voices for the Future: UN Summit in NYC

20 Sep, 2019
Joe’s large-scale video installation of Antarctica icebergs is being projected onto the UN Buildings in NY as part of the global UN Climate Action Summit.
Dr Jeff Seadon

Blissfully ignorant about recycling?

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
18 Sep, 2019
Most NZers might be happy with their recycling service, but the reality is quite different and councils need to up their game, Dr Jeff Seadon writes.
Andrew Lowe & Gail Pacheco

AUT secures $13M in MBIE Endeavour Fund

18 Sep, 2019
AUT researchers have secured $13m in funding through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Endeavour Fund.
Dr David Hall

Most Kiwis know climate change is here

Social sciences and public policy
17 Sep, 2019
Most New Zealanders say climate change is affecting their day-to-day lives. It's now up to decision makers to turn this into action writes Dr David Hall.
Healthy homework works

Healthy homework works

Sport and recreation
16 Sep, 2019
Researchers investigated the effects of a Healthy Homework implementation in primary school children.
Professor Lesley Ferkins

Five questions: Professor Lesley Ferkins

Sport and recreation
13 Sep, 2019
We asked Professor Lesley Ferkins five questions about her research ahead of her Inaugural Professorial Address.
Julienne Molineaux

Politicians must do more to earn trust

Social sciences and public policy
13 Sep, 2019
Surveys like Stuff's Your Place 2019 always find the public have low trust in politicians. Dr Julienne Molineaux looks at why.
Paul Moon

Compulsory NZ history is a turning point

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
13 Sep, 2019
That all secondary students will now learn history is a turning point for our schools and society, writes Professor Paul Moon.
THE Rankings Sep 2019

AUT moves up 50 places in world rankings

12 Sep, 2019
AUT is now in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 50 for research citations.
Hugh Jackman performing with choir

AUT choir perform with Hugh Jackman

11 Sep, 2019
On Friday 6 September and Saturday 7 September, AUT’s Oceanian Voices choir performed at Hugh Jackman’s Auckland shows.
Marilyn Waring

Unpaid work should be counted

Social sciences and public policy
10 Sep, 2019
The unpaid work often done by women is the single largest sector of New Zealand's economy, writes Professor Marilyn Waring.
The digital quest

The digital quest for immortality

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
05 Sep, 2019
Immortality has been a topic of discussion since the legend of the Holy Grail, writes David Evans Bailey.
Woolf Fisher AUT scholarship Awards ceremony

19 first in family scholarships awarded

05 Sep, 2019
19 AUT students were awarded Woolf Fisher First-in-Family AUT Scholarships at a celebration event at the AUT South Campus on Thursday 29 August.
Blackboard group photo

AUT team win Australasian award

04 Sep, 2019
A team from AUT’s Centre for Learning and Technology (CfLAT) won the Australasian Blackboard Award for Professional Development.
ATH partnership release

AUT sports science delivers in the US

Sport and recreation
03 Sep, 2019
AUT pioneers US programmes with Texas-based Athlete Training and Health
val smith

val smith named 2019 Arts Foundation Laureate

Art and design
02 Sep, 2019
Art & Design PhD student val smith has been named as a 2019 Arts Foundation Laureate for their contribution to performing arts in New Zealand.
Professor Stephen Neville

Making rural New Zealand age-friendly

Health sciences
29 Aug, 2019
Research from the AUT Centre for Active Ageing adds the voice of rural-dwelling older people to recommendations for age-friendly communities.
Peter Jean-Paul with award

Showcasing AUT’s postgraduate research

28 Aug, 2019
The Graduate Research School’s annual Postgraduate Research Symposium and 3MT competition finals showcased the diverse research that takes place at AUT.