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Wearing chef outfits and standing close to each other in a row: chefs Michael Lopesi, Rakesh Pillai, Sid Sahrawat, Laura-Jane Muller and Esther Olatunbosun

AUT graduates showcase NZ cuisine

Hospitality, tourism and events
20 Jan, 2022
The world's countries have gathered in Dubai to display what they have to offer. In the middle of the excitement are AUT culinary arts graduates.
Wearing chef outfits and standing close to each other in a row: chefs Michael Lopesi, Rakesh Pillai, Sid Sahrawat, Laura-Jane Muller and Esther Olatunbosun

AUT graduates showcase NZ cuisine

Hospitality, tourism and events
20 Jan, 2022
The world's countries have gathered in Dubai to display what they have to offer. In the middle of the excitement are AUT culinary arts graduates.
Professor Kate Kearins

Speak up, listen up, and give feedback

Business
20 Jan, 2022
When a workplace culture supports open and reciprocal communication, its people will more likely contribute to the company’s mission, writes Kate Kearins.
Prof John Cronin

Small weights strong impact

Health sciences
20 Jan, 2022
Moving with small weights increases your strength as effectively as lifting large loads, AUT professor John Cronin explains wearable resistance.
The trouble with chatbots

The trouble with chatbots

Business
19 Jan, 2022
New AUT research shows that, just as it takes two hands to clap, it takes both chatbot and customer to create a satisfactory interaction.
A1 building

A1 project to resume

13 Dec, 2021
Recently the AUT Council approved the recommencement of A1 after a lengthy retendering process.
JMAD report - website

2021 JMAD Media Ownership Report

Communication studies
10 Dec, 2021
JMAD's annual media ownership report tracks the impact of public interest journalism funding and future negotiations for fair pay for news.
AUT to teach Climate Action

AUT to teach Climate Action

Social sciences and public policy
09 Dec, 2021
How to change society in order to combat climate change can now be studied at AUT.
Supreme Winner Delta Waterways Team - Judges Q&A

AUT X Challenge 2021 – The Final Pitch

09 Dec, 2021
Eight teams pitched to win at X Challenge – The Final, competing for a share of the $20,000 cash prize pool and over $10,000 of goods and services.
Returning International students

AUT's returning international students

08 Dec, 2021
Working with the government’s border exception allocations, AUT has so far supported the return of 116 international students.
Elena Koulizi design photography

Post Fossil Fashion

Art and design
07 Dec, 2021
Final year Bachelor of Design Fashion Majors exhibit at Auckland Art Gallery alongside Quant: Fashion Revolutionary
How to harness the great recruitment

How to harness ‘the great recruitment’

Business
06 Dec, 2021
“The great resignation” means talented job seekers in the marketplace, which makes “the great recruitment” an employment opportunity to be seized.
Kiwi kids reading for pleasure

Kiwi kids who read for pleasure do well

Education
03 Dec, 2021
Encouraging children to read for pleasure – which is different from it being a school task – has all kinds of benefits.
CDR

Centre for Design Research launches

Art and design
02 Dec, 2021
The Centre for Design Research (CDR), a hub for excellence in design and creative industries research, has launched today.
Jarrod Haar

CAN SUMMER TAME THE FLAMES OF BURNOUT?

Business
02 Dec, 2021
One in nine. One in five. Now, one in three. It's not a tally of growing COVID cases. Instead, new AUT research shows the risk of burnout is soaring.
Surf Safe

Surf Safe wins local Lexus Design Award

Creative technologies
02 Dec, 2021
Creative Technologies student Lachie Douglas has won for his entry ‘Surf Safe’, a GPS life-saving wrist band.
Hope Ralph

AUT Sportsperson of the Year

Sport and recreation
02 Dec, 2021
36 AUT students from disciplines ranging from athletics to waka ama have been awarded an AUT Blue Award.
Kristen Spencer

Top play – it's all in the eyes

Sport and recreation
01 Dec, 2021
AUT research at the U21 Hockey World Cup taking place in India aims to improve player decision-making and provide more goal opportunities.
AD21

AD21 showcases student work

Art and design
30 Nov, 2021
Graduating Art & Design students' work is being showcased through AD21.
Merja

The fight for fair pay for NZ news

Communication studies
29 Nov, 2021
The News Publishers Association is asking the commerce commission to help it negotiate fair pay for NZ news with Google and Facebook.
Assoc Prof Khylee Quince

Three strikes creates law vs justice gap

Law
29 Nov, 2021
The challenge is having a law-making process that can keep pace with changing social and cultural values, without being knee-jerk reactive.
Heather Came

Public Health Champion 2021

Health sciences
26 Nov, 2021
Associate Professor Heather Came has been named this year’s Kāhui Hauora Tūmatanui Public Health Champion.
Kay Vopel

Research a step to predict ocean future

Science
25 Nov, 2021
Research which sheds light on the response of coastal ecosystems to increased atmospheric carbon dioxide will help predict the future of coastal waters.
Monique Cooper

AUT’s first Rhodes Scholar

23 Nov, 2021
Product development engineer Monique Cooper is the first ever AUT graduate to be awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.
Daysha Tonumaipe'a (left) and Dr Dianne Wepa (right)

Funding for emerging researchers

23 Nov, 2021
hree AUT researchers have been acknowledged at the Health Research Council’s annual Career Development Awards.
Ecology contribution

Reconsidering the ecological impact of introduced species in NZ

Science
23 Nov, 2021
Considering climate change and species loss, fighting all exotics maybe counterproductive to the ecosystems we’re trying to save, says AUT ecologist.
Photo of communications students in the AUT studio

New scholarships discover diverse talent

Communication studies
22 Nov, 2021
AUT has partnered with Discovery NZ to launch a new scholarship, open to third-year Bachelor of Communication Studies students.
Photo of students on AUT Campus

AUT distributes $1.2M in hardship funding

22 Nov, 2021
AUT has distributed more than $1.2 million through its Student Hardship Fund this year, supporting 1526 students with 2482 financial assistance cases.
Business school

Award extended for Business School

Business
18 Nov, 2021
The prestigious AACSB International (AACSB) has extended its accreditation of AUT Business School for five years.
Paul Moon standing in front of the wharenui at AUT

Paul Moon gets first higher doctorate

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
18 Nov, 2021
Professor of History Paul Moon is the first academic to be awarded a higher doctorate by Auckland University of Technology (AUT).
Jarrod Haar

Fair and transparent pay at work

Business
17 Nov, 2021
Organisations that build fair and transparent salaries and pay scales, and share that information across the business, are more likely to succeed.
Two hands reaching for each other, or are they drifting apart?

The pandemic and our social lives

Social sciences and public policy
17 Nov, 2021
As COVID-19 restrictions are slowly lifted, people should plan to reconnect as soon as it is safe to do so, researchers say.
Good design-disability

Good design and normalising disability

Health sciences
17 Nov, 2021
Harnessing the lived experience of disabled people is key to changing the face of disability and design at both a societal and personal level.
AUT postgraduate student and firefighter Josh Darby

A firefighter wellbeing project

Health sciences
16 Nov, 2021
Firefighter and AUT student, Josh Darby, is part of a core team leading a $500,000 project to improve the psychological wellbeing of firefighters.
Professor Len Gillman

Names and indigenous knowledge matter

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
16 Nov, 2021
What's in a name? Two Auckland academics have just released a report arguing for a change to naming conventions for native plants.
Dong-Xu Liu

Epigenetic research in breast cancer

15 Nov, 2021
The International Breast Cancer Consortium for Epigenetic Discovery will be announced at the opening of the AUT-hosted Breast Cancer Research Symposium.
Damon Salesa

AUT appoints Dr Damon Salesa as new VC

15 Nov, 2021
Pacific scholar and senior university sector leader Dr Damon Salesa has been appointed to be the next Vice-Chancellor of AUT.
Legal aid crisis

Legal aid crisis erodes right to justice

Law
15 Nov, 2021
Just as access to health is a good thing, so is access to justice - they are both prerequisites for a decent society, writes Law Professor Kris Gledhill.
2021_Jarrod_Haar

The “great resignation”, NZ-style

Business
11 Nov, 2021
New research from the Business School shows more and more Kiwi workers are thinking about either changing or throwing in the job towel.
Electric bus

Spotlight on sustainability

09 Nov, 2021
AUT’s inaugural Sustainability Report assesses our progress in creating a greener and more sustainable future.
Schools moving to hot desking

Is school ‘hot desking’ beneficial?

Education
09 Nov, 2021
In recent years some schools have replaced individual desks with circular booths and shared tables for collaborative work.
Alex Turcu

Lockdown shows “digital user divide”

Business
05 Nov, 2021
AUT’s NZ Work Research Institute (NZWRI), in collaboration with InternetNZ, has released the latest New Zealand World Internet Project (WIP) report.
Dr Atakohu Middleton

Highly commended for Reo-Māori story

Communication studies
05 Nov, 2021
A te reo Māori short story by AUT lecturer Dr Atakohu Middleton has won an award in a national fiction competition
Jacinda Ardern and Tracy Han

Voices of the Future to be livestreamed

Business
05 Nov, 2021
Participants will hear from international speakers at Voices of the Future. AUT alumna Tracy Han describes her experience with the AUT-hosted global event.
Associate Professor Willem van Straten (left) and Lecturer Patricio Maturana Russel (right)

Gravitational waves Marsden success

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
04 Nov, 2021
Deciphering gravitational waves and decoding signals from the Universe.
Marsden Fund project lead researchers

Four Marsden fund grants for AUT

03 Nov, 2021
Four AUT research projects have been granted more than $2.8 million in the 2021 Marsden Fund round.
Dr Syrie Hermans

Rutherford postdoctoral fellow award

Science
03 Nov, 2021
Dr Syrie Hermans, has been awarded a Rutherford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship to research how microbes in the soil benefit agricultural ecosystems.
Khylee Quince_Op ed

Who or what are Māori?

Law
02 Nov, 2021
Calls for a specific vaccination target for Māori raise questions of identity and show why a more nuanced approach is required when we talk about “Māori”.
The Day of the Dead in a Pandemic

The Day of the Dead in a pandemic

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
02 Nov, 2021
Despite the morbid associations of its name, it is actually a time to be reminded of the beauty of life, rather than just the inevitability of death.
Sustainable Intent

The sustainable in-tent: fashion design

Art and design
01 Nov, 2021
For final-year fashion student Molly Whitehead, sustainability and bringing old back has been central to her study at AUT.
New AUT Professors

New Professors and Associate Professors 3

01 Nov, 2021
Eight AUT academics have been promoted to the position of Professor, and a further 22 have been appointed as Associate Professors.
Ayesha Scott

Money matters: it all adds up

Business
01 Nov, 2021
Dr Ayesha Scott recently spoke to a virtual audience of 200, speaking on money matters for the Business School’s 2021 Career Advantage Series.
Prototype knife and chopping board

Easier cooking for diverse needs

Art and design
01 Nov, 2021
Mt Richmond Special School students developed a design for a knife and chopping board for their SouthSci project, supported by Good Health Design at AUT.
WQ building

Vaccines: AUT student accommodation

29 Oct, 2021
AUT has confirmed COVID-19 vaccination will be a condition of residence at its student accommodation in 2022.
Transformative branding

Should we be wary of brand activism?

Business
28 Oct, 2021
Through “transformative branding”, companies can work with customers, communities and competitors to create brands that lead on market and social fronts.
AUT Design students

Students go global with APEC logo design

Art and design
27 Oct, 2021
Five AUT design students are thrilled their work has gone global, after they created the APEC Voices of the Future 2021 logo on behalf of New Zealand.
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Pacific language videos: Tokelau

Health sciences
27 Oct, 2021
The final episode of this year’s AUT Pacific Language Week video series is live.
Auckland-Business

Avoid an Auckland business bonfire

26 Oct, 2021
Deep into a delta lockdown, businesses in New Zealand’s biggest city urgently need a new form of support, writes Richard Meade.
Associate Professor Jacquie Kidd

Barriers for Māori with prostate cancer

Health sciences
26 Oct, 2021
The Oranga Tū project funded by Movember has mapped ‘the cancer pathway’ for Māori men and their whānau after diagnosis of prostate cancer.
Zoom graduation for Chinese students

AUT celebrates China-based postgrads

Business
26 Oct, 2021
International travel might be on hold, but that hasn’t stopped an inaugural cohort of China-based students graduating as AUT Masters of Applied Finance.
Decal of flowers and birds in hospital

Creating a healing environment

Art and design
22 Oct, 2021
Katie Twisleton’s master's research looked at how graphic design could be used in a stroke ward to improve experiences of healthcare.
Kate-Managing for a better World

Worst of times bring out the best in us

Business
22 Oct, 2021
Maybe – just maybe – our perspectives and priorities around what really matters have fundamentally changed, writes Business School Dean, Kate Kearins.
Recycled Reuse-cup, Jake Clayton

Teaching sustainability in design

Art and design
20 Oct, 2021
For Industrial Design students at AUT, light-proof milk bottles are a valuable resource to be reimagined in a circular economy challenge.
Offshore fish farms

Research: offshore fish farms

Science
19 Oct, 2021
AUT is leading a large 36-month international project to develop a technique to assess the environmental impact of offshore aquaculture.
Dr Armgan Sabetian, Dr Jingjing Zhang, Dr Julian Lilkendey

Ancient fish bones reveal lost habitats

Science
19 Oct, 2021
AUT scientists combine satellite tracking and chemical analysis to reveal ancient habitats of Hauraki Gulf snapper.
Natalie - FYG

Meet law graduate Natalie

Law
18 Oct, 2021
Meet Natalie Devery, one of the four graduates featured in AUT’s Find Your Greatness Campaign.
Associate Professor Khylee Quince

Listen to - and trust - the experts

Law
18 Oct, 2021
I trust the Covid experts – including Rawiri, Collin and Siouxsie – because I broadly trust the systems and institutions in which they honed their crafts.
Innovation promotion

Our economy is not promoting innovation

Business
18 Oct, 2021
NZ must move from "closed" to "open" innovation approaches to better promote collaboration and grow our economy, writes Omid Aliasghar.
A screenshot from the video showing the words

Pacific language videos: Niue

Health sciences
18 Oct, 2021
Episode eight of this year’s AUT Pacific Language Week video series has been released.
Vaccination bus

AUT shuttles become vaccination buses

18 Oct, 2021
AUT shuttles have a temporary new role and are on the road helping in the mobile vaccination campaign.
Electric Kiwi Hackathon 1

Closing the gap in STEM diversity

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
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.
Bright coloured paints

Thinking through colour

Art and design
12 Oct, 2021
After finding problems with the designs of patient information in healthcare, student Hannah Sames looked at how painting could improve experiences.
Fiona Amundsen's Tokyo Biennale installation

Documenting what’s left behind

Art and design
11 Oct, 2021
For Associate Professor Fiona Amundsen the ongoing restrictions due to Covid-19 has meant she has had to adapt and pivot her art.
Dr Alayne Mikahere-Hall

Child and youth mortality rates

Health sciences
11 Oct, 2021
Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee co-chair Dr Alayne Mikahere-Hall says ‘a higher priority must be placed on reducing shameful statistics’.
Lauren FYG

Meet sport and rec grad Lauren

Sport and recreation
11 Oct, 2021
Meet Dr Lauren Keaney, one of the four graduates featured in AUT’s Find Your Greatness Campaign
Ameya Kagali

Post-grad realises sports medicine dream

Sport and recreation
11 Oct, 2021
An AUT degree has enabled Dr Ameya Kagali to realise his dream of working with athletes, serving as chief medical officer to the Indian Paralympics team.
Exhibition

Click & Collect Sculpture Exhibition

Art and design
07 Oct, 2021
Second and third year sculpture students have put together Click & Collect, a live, socially distanced exhibition opening online on Friday 8 October.
work and parenting during the lockdown

Work and parenting in a lockdown

Business
06 Oct, 2021
Forget “work-life conflict” or “work-life balance”. The pandemic has ushered in a new way of working and two AUT researchers have coined a new term for it.
Steel beams

Limiting seismic damage in new builds

Architecture and built environment
06 Oct, 2021
Research by Dr Shahab Ramhormozian and colleagues will help protect steel-framed buildings from seismic damage.
The titlescreen from the video saying

Pacific language videos: Fiji

Health sciences
05 Oct, 2021
It’s Fiji Language Week and episode seven of this year’s AUT Pacific Language Week video series has been released.
Steve Henry

Should I get vaccinated?

Science
04 Oct, 2021
A view from a bioengineer working on COVID-19: Professor Steve Henry went from hesitant to believing mRNA vaccines are the way of the future.
Mel Johnston and Michael Naylor

Gender gap cut — sports club governance

Sport and recreation
04 Oct, 2021
Females in Kiwi sports clubs was a focus of this year's National Sport Club Survey, with some positive results, says AUT researcher Dr Mel Johnston.
Fees increase

2022 tuition fees to increase by 1.7%

04 Oct, 2021
The AUT Council has approved an increase in tuition fees for domestic students by 1.7% in 2022.
Find Your Greatness

AUT launches Find Your Greatness phase 2

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
04 Oct, 2021
AUT is today launching phase two of our Find Your Greatness advertising campaign. Meet the four new graduates featured in the campaign.
Whanau boxes

BBM support students with Whānau boxes

04 Oct, 2021
Thanks to our Chancellor and Dave Letele, BBM Motivation and the Office of Pacific Advancement have been helping AUT students with Whānau boxes.
Jarrod Haar

Anxiety rising in the Kiwi workforce

Business
30 Sep, 2021
Kiwi employees are worried about job security – and new findings reflect their anxiety levels.
Sian Clancy and Tony Oldham

AUT partners with Drug Free Sport NZ

Sport and recreation
30 Sep, 2021
Drug Free Sport NZ has announced a new research partnership with AUT to design and evaluate a world-class education programme on anti-doping.
Climate explained - ice age

Climate explained: what is an ice age?

Science
29 Sep, 2021
AUT geology professor, Michael Petterson, on what they are and how often they happen.
A screenshot from the video showing a hand dialing emergency services on a smartphone.

Pacific language videos: Tuvalu

Health sciences
28 Sep, 2021
To acknowledge Tuvalu Language Week, episode six of this year’s AUT Pacific Language Week video series has been released.
Maria Bellringer

How much, how often, how many?

Health sciences
28 Sep, 2021
New global gambling guidelines could help reduce related harm post-lockdown.
3 PhD students

World-first triple PhD joint project

28 Sep, 2021
3 Te Wānanga o Aotearoa staff have been awarded PhD’s in raranga (traditional Māori weaving) after joined-up study through AUT’s Ipukarea Research Centre.
Professor Jun Lu

The science behind health supplement NMN

Science
28 Sep, 2021
AUT and EZZ Life Science, have completed the world’s first review of research into the anti-aging supplement Nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN).
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Khylee Quince NZ’s 1st Māori Dean of Law

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.
Azure Manunui

Making it easy for employers to recruit

27 Sep, 2021
Employers enjoy a positive recruitment experience using AUT talenthub.
AUT logo

Locations of interest on campus

24 Sep, 2021
There have been no new locations of interest on campus since Friday 27 August.
Uni students online learning

Uni students and online learning

24 Sep, 2021
A new, multi-university study examines how online learning impacts those who are, arguably, at the heart of the COVID-19 education crisis: our students.
Lorenzo

SfTI funds bio-inspired underwater robot

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
24 Sep, 2021
Dr Lorenzo Garcia has secured $200,000 of funding in the latest round of the Science for Technological Innovation National Science Challenge.
Khylee Quince_Op ed

A “culture pass” to help kids, economy

Law
24 Sep, 2021
COVID has cancelled many arts and cultural activities for our young people. A government-funded, credit-loaded “pass” for this cohort could help.
David Rice

EEG Neurofeedback trial for chronic pain

Health sciences
23 Sep, 2021
The world’s biggest clinical trial using Electroencephalography (EEG) Neurofeedback as a therapy to manage chronic pain has been launched in New Zealand.
Merja Myllylahti

The changing shape of news income

Communication studies
21 Sep, 2021
AUT Senior lecturer Merja Myllylahti investigates the first decade of digital revenue payments in a new paper for Digital Journalism.
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