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Is any job better than no job

Is any job better than no job – really?

Business
22 Jun, 2021
New research from AUT’s NZ Work Research Institute suggests past studies may have overstated the “stepping stone” effect of moving from low to higher pay.
Professor Verica Rupar

Five questions: Professor Verica Rupar

Communication studies
21 Jun, 2021
We asked Professor Verica Rupar five questions about her research ahead of her Inaugural Professorial Address.
MOU signing

Youth voices at APEC

18 Jun, 2021
New Zealand will host the international Voices of the Future youth conference as part of APEC this year.
AUT Drone Lab group photo

AUT Drone Lab Antarctic Conservation

17 Jun, 2021
AUT’s Drone Lab is part of the Australian Research Council $A36m project Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future (SAEF) project.
AUT Vice-Chancellor Derek McCormack and restaurateur Tony Astle standing next to each other with a certificate.

Renowned restaurateur honoured by AUT

Hospitality, tourism and events
17 Jun, 2021
Veteran chef and restaurateur Tony Astle has received one of AUT’s highest honours, a Seddon Honorary Fellowship.
Atakohu Middleton

Pikihuia shortlist includes AUT writer

Communication studies
16 Jun, 2021
Congratulations to Communications Studies lecturer Dr Atakohu Middleton, who has been shortlisted in the Pikihuia Awards for her short story Wairua.
Ayesha Scott

AUT funding helps Kiwis talk about money

Business
15 Jun, 2021
Newly funded research from AUT aims to tackle financial abuse by helping Kiwis feel comfortable and talk constructively about money with their loved ones.
Chain over water by Karine Avetisy

Who pays for more resilient supply chains?

Business
15 Jun, 2021
Amid disruptions to connections and markets, Professor Peter Enderwick asks if consumers will, or will not, pay for more resilient global supply chains.
Professor Lindsey White

Five questions: Professor Lindsey White

Science
14 Jun, 2021
We asked Professor Lindsey White five questions about his research ahead of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
Auckland most liveable

Auckland "most liveable"? Not for Maori

14 Jun, 2021
Many Māori whānau in Auckland do not enjoy the benefits of this supposed “liveability”, writes the Business School’s Ella Henry.
Te Hotonga Hapori

Impact of housing redevelopment on wellbeing

Health sciences
14 Jun, 2021
AUT has begun research on how urban housing redevelopment affects people’s wellbeing.
Derek McCormack

AUT’s Vice-Chancellor to retire in 2022

11 Jun, 2021
AUT’s Vice-Chancellor to retire in 2022 after eighteen years of service. Students and research with impact hallmarks of Derek McCormack’s leadership.
Peter Skilling

Support for action on inequality in NZ

Business
09 Jun, 2021
In the last decade, public attitudes have swung sharply against NZ’s high levels of economic inequality, writes Peter Skilling in The Guardian.
Professor Fiona Brooks

New Dean for Faculty of HES

08 Jun, 2021
Professor Fiona Brooks has been appointed to the position of Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences.
Professor Fiona Peterson

Five questions: Professor Fiona Peterson

08 Jun, 2021
We asked Professor Fiona Peterson five questions about her research following her appointment to Professor.
Alumni event

Eat and Chat with Alumni

04 Jun, 2021
Over 200 students came along to ‘Eat and Chat with Alumni’, which connected students with 25 graduates from all faculties and a range of industries.
Atakohu Middleton

How to decolonise a mind

Communication studies
02 Jun, 2021
What do we mean when we talk about decolonising one’s mind? Dr Atakohu Middleton explains what it means and gives her top tips.
Professor Jarrod Haar

Flames in the NZ workforce

Business
01 Jun, 2021
New AUT research, conducted in December 2020, shows Kiwi workers are at higher risk of being burnt-out than previously thought.
Aerial spaulding lake

Time's strange tissue

Art and design
01 Jun, 2021
Professor Len Gillman, Associate Professor Andrew Denton, and Susan Jowsey are exhibiting their work at the Auckland Festival of Photography.
The title screen from the AUT Samoa Language Week video, saying

AUT Pacific language video series: Samoa

Health sciences
01 Jun, 2021
To acknowledge Samoa Language Week being celebrated in Aotearoa, the second episode of this year’s AUT Pacific Language Week video series has launched.
Women in tech group photo

Smoothing the path for women in tech

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
01 Jun, 2021
Read the last Techweek blog on how AUT is mentoring and networking with women in tech.
Professor Zac Morse

Five questions with Professor Zac Morse

Health sciences
31 May, 2021
We asked Professor Zac Morse five questions about his research ahead of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
Every Banana Helps

Ad School Grads Winning Awards

31 May, 2021
AUT’s advertising creativity graduates are showcasing their talents, with two creative teams from the 2020 graduating class scooping awards.
HRC 2021

HRC Emerging Researchers First Grants

28 May, 2021
AUT picked up one third of Health Research Council Emerging Researchers First Grants this year.
Creating Community

Good Health Design & We Read Auckland

Art and design
28 May, 2021
The Good Health Design Lab’s Museum of Meaningful Moments will be on display at Auckland Central Library as part of the We Read Auckland regional event.
Professor Alice Theadom

Five questions: Professor Alice Theadom

Health sciences
25 May, 2021
We asked Professor Alice Theadom five questions about her research following her appointment to Professor.
Students sitting in classroom

What does the future journalist look like?

Communication studies
24 May, 2021
Professor Verica Rupar has received US$52,000 from UNESCO Paris to investigate what shape journalism education should take in the 21st century.
Professor Aman Oo

DCT welcomes new Head for ECMS

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
24 May, 2021
The School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences has welcomed Professor Aman Oo as its new Head of School.
A child being studying with a parent.

Homeschooling with limited English

Social sciences and public policy
19 May, 2021
Parents scrambled to homeschool their children during the Covid-19 lockdowns, but those who speak English as a second language found it particularly tough.
Khylee Quince_Op ed

Identity not just about DNA percentages

Law
19 May, 2021
Identity involves the nuanced politics of race, the science of genetics, and the social practices of connection, writes interim Dean of Law, Khylee Quince.
Professor Sharon Mazer

Five questions: Professor Sharon Mazer

Language and culture
17 May, 2021
We asked Professor Sharon Mazer five questions about her research ahead of her Inaugural Professorial Address.
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Celebrating Pink Shirt Day 2021 at AUT

14 May, 2021
Join us on Friday 21 May 2021 as we Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu, Mauri Tū, Mauri Ora – Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying!
Associate Professor Tracy Berno with the book Hiakai.

Hiakai wins Ockham NZ Book Award

Hospitality, tourism and events
13 May, 2021
An "astounding" book on modern Māori cuisine has won best illustrated non-fiction at the 2021 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.
Dr Radilaite Cammock and Daysha Tonumaipe’a

Using ‘food havens’ to reduce obesity

13 May, 2021
A new concept in food environments, the food haven, aims to reduce high obesity rates among Māori and Pacific peoples.
Dr Nimbus Staniland, Dr Lydia Cheung and Dr Jessica Vredenburg

Business School wins translation awards

Business
13 May, 2021
AUT Business School has won the NZ Business Research Translation Competition, highlighting the impact of sharing research with non-academic audiences.
Energy Efficiency

AUT: How we managed to kill the ‘bill’

13 May, 2021
Despite 2020 being peppered with COVID lockdowns, they were not the only contributor to impressive savings for AUT’s energy bill.
Marilyn Waring standing in a library.

Dame Marilyn Waring on new WHO Council

Social sciences and public policy
12 May, 2021
The World Health Organisation has asked Dame Marilyn Waring to help come up with new strategies to build healthy societies.
A screenshot from the videos showing a plastic brain.

Busting the myths around stroke

Health sciences
11 May, 2021
A Pacific language video series by AUT is highlighting key facts around stroke, in an attempt to bust the myths around this neurological disease.
Professor Welby Ings with floorboards

Underground History

Art and design
10 May, 2021
Professor Welby Ings writes about what it was like being a teacher during the Dawn Raids era and beyond, in an opinion piece for E-Tangata.
Screenshot of the video saying

Pacific language videos: Rotuman

Health sciences
10 May, 2021
AUT has launched the first of nine episodes in this year’s Pacific Language Week series.
Lightbulb in soil

Five questions with Professor Ricky Chan

Business
10 May, 2021
We asked Professor Ricky Chan five questions about his research following his appointment to Professor.
The fatherhood penalty

The fatherhood penalty

Business
07 May, 2021
When it comes to parental equality, universities are not the progressive institutions many of us expect them to be, writes Patrick Van Esch.
Professor Tim Maloney smiling and looking at the camera

Timely unemployment data now available

Social sciences and public policy
07 May, 2021
New Zealand decision makers now have access to more frequent unemployment statistics thanks to a new tool.
Techweek playlist

Techweek 21 Tech for Good

07 May, 2021
Techweek 2021 is almost upon us, and this year again offers a huge variety of interesting and insightful events and talks on AUT City Campus.
Wendy-Lawson

AUT's first Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic announced

07 May, 2021
AUT’s first Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic will be Professor Wendy Lawson.
GCOP founder and Chief Possibility Officer Minnie Baragwanath

New Access Entrepreneurship Programme

Business
06 May, 2021
13 entrepreneurs will be leading 11 projects to advance accessibility in a new programme launched by the Global Centre of Possibility @ AUT.
A body that lives

A Body That Lives Walter Prize showcase

Art and design
06 May, 2021
Associate Professor Fiona Amundsen will be exhibiting her work as one of the finalists in the Walters Prize at Auckland Art Gallery.
Prof Jairo Gutierrez

Five questions: Prof. Jairo Gutierrez

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
04 May, 2021
We asked Professor Jairo Gutierrez five questions about his research following his appointment to Professor.
Dr Mangor Pedersen

AI Lead on Australian Epilepsy Project

Health sciences
04 May, 2021
AUT cognitive neuroscientist, Dr Mangor Pedersen, is the AI Lead on the ground-breaking Australian Epilepsy Project (AEP).
Ideas light bulb

Employers keen to be on campus next week

30 Apr, 2021
Employers are keen to come onto campus finally next week to recruit, advise, inform and inspire students about the workplace and career options.
Dr Merja Myllylahti

Trust in news declines

Communication studies
29 Apr, 2021
The AUT research centre for Journalism, Media and Democracy (JMAD) has published its second Trust in News in New Zealand report.
climate change

NZ's climate change efforts

Social sciences and public policy
28 Apr, 2021
All the plans and strategies in the world to lower our emissions are of no practical worth unless someone invests in the outcomes.
Associate professor David White

Engineering Better Health

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
28 Apr, 2021
Read AUT’s Blog #2 for Techweek 2021.
Professor Jarrod Haar

Kiwi workers risk becoming burnt out

Business
28 Apr, 2021
New AUT research shows that, compared to international employees, Kiwi workers risk becoming burnt out – they’ve got nothing left to give to the job.
Professor Ben Wooliscroft

Five questions: Prof. Ben Wooliscroft

Business
28 Apr, 2021
We asked Professor Ben Wooliscroft five questions about his research ahead of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
Rescued kitten

Furry friend found by Estates team

23 Apr, 2021
After reports of strange noises coming from the wall, The Estate team at the South Campus rescued a 6-week-old kitten from a wall cavity.
AI Summit

AUT set to host Aotearoa AI Summit

23 Apr, 2021
AUT is the Platinum Sponsor and will be hosting the Aotearoa AI Summit on Wednesday 12 May.
Associate Professor Maria Bellringer

Changes in gambling behaviour and health

Health sciences
22 Apr, 2021
As people move towards risky or problem gambling, they are more likely to move away from organised groups, according to a new AUT study.
Dr Heather Came

New authority could transform Māori health

Health sciences
22 Apr, 2021
Dr Heather Came and Adjunct Professor Dominic O’Sullivan weigh-in on the establishment of a new Maori health authority in The Conversation.
Kate-Managing for a better World

What got us here won’t get us there

Business
21 Apr, 2021
When the script gets scrapped, we must contend with a ‘What got us here won’t get you there’ moment, writes Professor Kate Kearins.
Generic photo of a child with a schoolbag holding his mother's hand, shot from behind with faces not visible.

New research on school readiness

Social sciences and public policy
20 Apr, 2021
The children of teen mothers in New Zealand have lower baseline school readiness levels than other children and should be prioritised for support.
Associate Professor Gwyn Lewis

Ethnic inequity in chronic pain services

Health sciences
19 Apr, 2021
A new study shows that Māori, Asian and Pacific peoples experienced poorer patient outcomes compared to Europeans.
Professor David Nicholls

Five questions with Prof. David Nicholls

Health sciences
19 Apr, 2021
We asked Professor David Nicholls five questions about his research following his recent appointment.
Heat chamber

Feeling the Tokyo Heat

Sport and recreation
15 Apr, 2021
Top Kiwi athletes training for the Olympics under AUT’s Professor Andrew Kilding and other sport scientists.
Professor Jarrod Haar

Māori scientists face double challenge

Business
15 Apr, 2021
Māori scientists undertake innovative research while also being expected to raise the cultural capacity of their organisations and the science system.
Trans-Tasman travel bubble

Should tourism get its hopes up?

Hospitality, tourism and events
14 Apr, 2021
A single market cannot compensate for the lack of inbound travel from the rest of the world. But for tourism operators, something is better than nothing.
Local policies can reduce gambling loss

Local policies can reduce gambling loss

Business
13 Apr, 2021
When local authorities tighten gambling regulations, player losses at the pokie machines are reduced, an AUT report has found.
Associate Professor Katherine Ravenswood

NZ support workers need more support

Business
12 Apr, 2021
Most support workers in New Zealand feel overworked, underpaid and undervalued, a new AUT study has found.
Associate Professor Khylee Quince

AUT appoints Interim Dean of Law

Law
09 Apr, 2021
Associate Professor Khylee Quince has been appointed the Interim Dean of the School of Law at AUT.
Professor Ineke Crezee

Five questions with Prof. Ineke Crezee

09 Apr, 2021
We asked Professor Ineke Crezee five questions about her research ahead of her Inaugural Professorial Address.
Geoff Perry and Richard Hall

AUT honours Dr Geoff Perry and Richard Hall

01 Apr, 2021
Dr Geoff Perry and Richard Hall have been made AUT’s newest Reeves Honorary Fellows in recognition of their significant contributions to the University.
Students playing foosball

Take a look inside WQ

31 Mar, 2021
Hear from our students about what they love about staying at AUT’s new Mayoral Drive Student Accommodation (WQ).
Roboturtle

Prosthetic fins for injured sea turtles

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
31 Mar, 2021
Researchers from AUT BioDesign Lab have developed a prosthetic fin to rehabilitate injured sea turtles.
Lynn Catton

ICT Engineering Fair attracts employers

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
31 Mar, 2021
More than 500 AUT students impressed employers at the ICT and Engineering Career Fair on Wednesday 24 March.
Ngatepaeru Marsters (left) and Teresa Krishnan (right)

Te Ara ō Hine – Tapu Ora

Health sciences
30 Mar, 2021
Under a new government initiative, AUT will work to increase the number of midwives in our Māori and Pacific communities.
Art funding

Time to rethink arts funding in NZ

Business
26 Mar, 2021
After a horror year for the performing arts, we need to apply some fresh thinking to the arts landscape of the future, writes Jonathan Baker.
AI and machine learning

The future of AI and machine learning

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
26 Mar, 2021
Read the first Techweek 2021 blog on the future of AI and machine learning.
Auckland Businesses

NZ is facing a fragmented global economy

Business
26 Mar, 2021
NZ businesses must ask themselves some tough questions in order to adapt and succeed in the new global economy, writes Peter Enderwick.
Dr Adam and Dr Dan

AUT expertise behind Emirates Team NZ

Sport and recreation
25 Mar, 2021
AUT researchers Dr Dan Plews and Dr Adam Storey played an integral part in the New Zealand syndicate’s resounding success in retaining the America's Cup.
Anti-Slavery

Anti-slavery law an urgent priority

Law
23 Mar, 2021
The call by NZ business leaders for an inquiry into the need for a modern-day slavery law is welcome but long overdue, writes Professor Kris Gledhill.
View from a plane

A fairer strategy than the green tax

Hospitality, tourism and events
23 Mar, 2021
A green tax on long-haul flights favours rich tourists and, NZ needs a fairer strategy writes Professor Michael Lueck.
Cheerleaders are athletes

Cheerleaders are athletes

Business
17 Mar, 2021
Rather than remove cheerleaders from sport fields, we should celebrate their athleticism and embrace cheerleading as a sport, writes Patrick Van Esch.
Professor Jarrod Haar, Professor Patria Hume, Professor Denise Wilson

New Royal Society Te Apārangi Fellows

16 Mar, 2021
Three AUT academics have been elected as Fellows to the Academy of the Royal Society Te Apārangi.
Pele gets the vaccine

Star power may help vaccine hesitancy

Business
16 Mar, 2021
From Elvis to Dolly, celebrity endorsements might be the key to countering vaccine hesitancy, writes Patrick Van Esch and his co-authors.
Dr Lena Waizenegger

Do you dare ditch your phone for a day?

Business
16 Mar, 2021
A Business School researcher wants you to take the Phone Free Day Global Challenge and find out what happens when people use tech in a purposeful way.
Period poverty must end

Period poverty must end

Business
10 Mar, 2021
It’s time to rethink menstrual education in schools and put access to period products for all Australians on the agenda, writes Patrick Van Esch.
AUT Business School

Coveted EQUIS award for Business School

Business
10 Mar, 2021
In gaining EQUIS accreditation, AUT Business School joins an elite group of business schools around the world.
Women academics at AUT

Celebrating AUTs women academics

08 Mar, 2021
Today is International Women’s Day. Read a sample of the research from AUT’s women academics who are working to improve the lives of women in our society.
COVID vaccine passport

COVID vaccine passports

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
05 Mar, 2021
Vaccine passports would need to be linked securely to travellers and be almost impossible to illegally copy or modify, writes Professor Dave Parry.
Jade and Rachel talking at table

New name for AUT recruitment service

02 Mar, 2021
A successful AUT on-campus recruitment service has rebranded to better reflect the services offered to students and graduates.
Mahsa Mohaghegh

Promoting Equality In The Future of Tech

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
02 Mar, 2021
Closing the gender gap in STEM starts with educating girls at school and cultivating their interest throughout their education, writes Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh.
AUT logo

AUT at Alert Level 3

05 Mar, 2021
Auckland will move to COVID-19 Alert Level 2 at 6.00am on Sunday 7 March. Teaching and learning will be face-to-face from Monday 8 March.
Covid stimulus

Covid-19 stimulus a lost opportunity

Social sciences and public policy
25 Feb, 2021
Did the NZ government embrace the call to "build back better" by directing COVID-19 stimulus towards a low-emission economy?
Campervan in forest

Freedom camping needs new regulations

Hospitality, tourism and events
24 Feb, 2021
Massive growth in freedom camping has inevitably led to resentment in local communities, writes Professor Michael Lüeck and Sabrina Seeler.
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Visual arts alumna revives Niuean art

Art and design
24 Feb, 2021
Artist and AUT visual arts graduate Cora-Allan Wickliffe is reviving the ancient Niuean art of hiapo.
Daniel Shepherd

More help needed for parents

Health sciences
23 Feb, 2021
A new study examines the mental health of parents of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Coronavirus

New low cost COVID-19 antibody test

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
23 Feb, 2021
A new Kode Technology COVID-19 antibody test costs a fraction of current diagnostics using existing laboratory technology.
Rob Campbell

AUT Council elects new Chancellor

22 Feb, 2021
Auckland University of Technology has a new Chancellor, Rob Campbell CNZM, who has been elected by the University’s Council.
Professor Peter Kim

Hospitality professor heads top journal

Hospitality, tourism and events
19 Feb, 2021
One of the world’s top journals in the field of hospitality and tourism has a new executive editor – AUT's Professor Peter Kim.
itefresh

AUT alumnus wins major artist residency

Art and design
19 Feb, 2021
AUT visual arts alumnus Kalisolaite 'Uhila has been awarded the Art Foundation’s prestigious $100,000 Harriet Friedlander Residency.
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