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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.
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.
BGS group photo

Alumni earn Beta Gamma Sigma membership

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

Colab: 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

Colab: 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.
5ways

5 Ways to Empower Women in Tech

28 Aug, 2019
Techweek19 included some excellent suggestions about how to attract and empower women. Here are a few take home messages from Inspiring Women in Tech.
Creative writing lecturer Siobhan Harvey

Poetry is for all the times in your life

Language and culture
26 Aug, 2019
Poetry knows no barriers or prejudices, and we all have a poem inside us waiting to be composed, Creative Writing Lecturer Siobhan Harvey writes.
Ecologist Dr Nicola Day

Climate change article makes cover of Nature

Science
23 Aug, 2019
AUT applied ecologist Dr Nicola Day has published paper on climate change in Nature which features on the cover.  
Picture of Maurin Donneaud

Te Ataata residency recipient for 2019 announced

Colab: creative technologies
23 Aug, 2019
French e-textile artist Maurin Donneaud has been announced as the 2019 laureate of the Te Ataata residency.
Lululemon Internz

Fruitful internships for great graduates

22 Aug, 2019
Three great AUT graduates have had their contracts extended from internships after impressing their employers at Lululemon in Vancouver.
Law Career Fair group photo

Law degrees open up many avenues

Law
21 Aug, 2019
A law degree doesn’t only lead to working in a law firm as the variety of employers at the AUT Law Career Fair indicated on Monday.
Nadine Tupp Freemasons Scholarship

A scholarship to help existing students

Science
20 Aug, 2019
Applications for The Freemasons Scholarship are now open. For Nadine Tupp, the scholarship allowed them to continue pursuing their passion for learning.
AUT-alumni-in-china

International alumni connecting in Guangzhou

20 Aug, 2019
The AUT alumni community in China have gathered for the first time in Guangzhou City.
gabriella-challis

Alumna shortlisted for key NZ art prize

20 Aug, 2019
Now a successful artist based in New York, AUT art and design alumna Gabriella Challis was recently shortlisted for the 2019 Parkin Drawing Prize
AUT scientists Dr Zohreh Doborjeh and Dr Maryam Doborjeh

AUT AI experts discover link between mindfulness and improved cognitive function

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
20 Aug, 2019
AUT KEDRI scientists have discovered a link between mindfulness training and improved cognitive function.
Dr Brenda Flood portrait

AUT podiatry partnership with DHB

Health sciences
19 Aug, 2019
AUT and Waitematā DHB have teamed-up to provide trainee podiatrists with experience in the diagnosis of foot-related complications from diabetes.
HTEC crowd

Promoting careers, not just jobs

Hospitality, tourism and events
19 Aug, 2019
The Hospitality, Tourism, Events and Culinary Arts Career Fair attracted 240 students and 32 employers to AUT on Wednesday 14 August.
Photo of Dr Karen Webster

Party politics in local elections

Social sciences and public policy
16 Aug, 2019
AUT research shows that candidates affiliated to a central political party are more likely to win seats in Auckland local government.
Students taking part in Hackathon

Student hackathon works to reduce waste

14 Aug, 2019
AUT students recently collaborated with industry to tackle environmental issues producing potential solutions in just eight hours.
recycling machine

How recycling is actually sorted, and why Australia is quite bad at it

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
14 Aug, 2019
Recycling in Australia used to be fairly simple. Our older readers may remember bottle drives, paper/cardboard collections, and the trip to sell metals.
leave-your-phone-at-home

Leave your phone at home this holiday and you’ll feel better (after you feel worse)

14 Aug, 2019
What did we do before smartphones? Our devices have become an essential tool for modern life, even when we’re on holiday.
plants-from-the-jungle

Climate explained: why plants don’t simply grow faster with more carbon dioxide in air

14 Aug, 2019
Rising atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO₂) is warming our climate, but it also affects plants directly.
Siobhan Harvey Portrait

AUT supports writers festival

Language and culture
13 Aug, 2019
For the second consecutive year, AUT is supporting the Going West Books & Writers Festival.
Hamideh Gholizadeh and Mark Winger

Scholarships for today and tomorrow

Science
13 Aug, 2019
AUT student Hamideh Gholizadeh, has received not one, but two scholarships. Read her inspiring story.
Professor Matthew Ryan

Five questions with Prof. Matthew Ryan

Business and economics
13 Aug, 2019
We asked Professor Matthew Ryan five questions about his research ahead of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
Initiate.Collaborate is a card game designed by AUT's Good Health Design lab to help teams collaborate better.

Initiate.Collaborate: Card game makes collaboration easy

Art and design
09 Aug, 2019
AUT’s Good Health Design lab have designed a card game, Initiate.Collaborate, to help make teamwork fun.
Periodic table poster

Quest for the most boring chemical element not so boring

Science
09 Aug, 2019
Quest for the most boring chemical element not so boring
holocaust-opinion

New Zealanders’ ignorance on the Holocaust should spur us to action

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
09 Aug, 2019
A new poll reveals startling gaps in our knowledge about the Holocaust. Countering this is urgent and important, writes AUT lecturer Dr Melissa Derby.
AUT biomedical engineering PhD student Xiyong Huang

Melanoma - What's hair got to do with it?

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
07 Aug, 2019
AUT biomedical engineering PhD student Xiyong Huang has been investigating why children are particularly vulnerable to sun exposure.
Hamilton Now by Bianca Cross, Hannah Small and Megan Laxon

48 AUT finalists at 2019 Best Awards

Art and design
07 Aug, 2019
AUT School of Art and Design has 48 finalists at this year’s Best Awards.
athletes-focus-on-pasifika

Athlete development must better support Indigenous and Pasifika players

Sport and recreation
05 Aug, 2019
Athlete development must better support Pacific and indigenous players, argues Sierra Keung from AUT’s School of Sport and Recreation.
AUT Edge award winners

Industry sponsors applaud AUT Edge Award

01 Aug, 2019
Industry sponsors of the AUT Edge Award praised the latest 50 graduates, impressed with the students’ commitment to gaining strong work ready skills.
WZ building St Paul Facade

WZ building shortlisted for award

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
31 Jul, 2019
WZ Building - Ngā Wai Hono, has been shortlisted for the 2019 New Zealand Architecture Awards.
Dr Lance O'Sullivan

Mobile medical clinics a world first

29 Jul, 2019
Dr Lance O’Sullivan, AUT Māori Entrepreneur in Residence, has revealed his plans to launch 200 mobile drive-through medical clinics across NZ by 2021.
Art work

Artwork for youth, by youth

Art and design
29 Jul, 2019
Students from Albany Senior High School have come together to bring Tūmanako 2019 to AUT to commemorate Hiroshima Day and support our Muslim community.
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Design and Creative Industries, Professor Guy Littlefair and Pacific Journalism Review editor Professor David Robie at the recent launch at Auckland University of Technology.

Pacific Journalism Review turns 25

Communication studies
29 Jul, 2019
Pacific Journalism Review turns 25
Left to right: Ripley Dean, ranger; Len Gillman, AUT; Eugenie Sage, Minister of Conservation; Adam Willetts ranger; Rod Gates, trustee; Greg Innes, Trust Chair; Annie Everson-Dawn, trust secretary.

AUT to work with Bream Head Conservation Trust’

Science
29 Jul, 2019
AUT’s School of Science will work with the Bream Head Conservation Trust to rid Bream Head Reserve of pests.
Sebastian Leuzinger and Martin Bader doing research with kauri trees

Younger trees keep nearby ‘grandpa’ kauri alive

Science
26 Jul, 2019
AUT scientists conduct study of how a kauri stump is keeping itself alive by holding onto the roots of neighbouring trees.
AUT Architectural Engineering lab directors Dr Ali Ghaffarainhoseini and Dr Amirhosein Ghaffarianhoseini

New lab focuses on future environments

26 Jul, 2019
Architectural Engineering lab tackles global issues head on, using Auckland as a test case.
Dr Lance O'Sullivan

The future of public health

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
25 Jul, 2019
Dr Lance O’Sullivan, AUT Māori Entrepreneur in Residence and founder of The MOKO Foundation is set to reveal his plan for the future of health in NZ.
Annah Stretton and Fiona Bongartz

The business of prison and fashion

23 Jul, 2019
Business and fashion student Fiona Bongartz worked with fashion icon Annah Stretton as part of the AUT Business School’s Shadow a Leader programme.
Export NZ 2019 Awards trophy designed by AUT School of Art and Design Industrial Design students Kynan Robinson and Shah Mohebbi.

Industrial Design students design Export NZ 2019 Awards trophies

Art and design
23 Jul, 2019
Third year Industrial Design students Kynan Robinson and Shah Mohebbi are the designers behind this year’s Export NZ Awards trophies.
Professor Stephen Neville

Five questions: Prof. Stephen Neville

Health sciences
22 Jul, 2019
We asked Professor Stephen Neville five questions about his research ahead of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
Dr Brenda Flood

Student collab enhances patient care

Health sciences
19 Jul, 2019
AUT Integrated Health (AIH) provides primary healthcare, specialised services and programmes for the community.
Professor Denise Wilson

Ethnic disparities in child protection

19 Jul, 2019
AUT research shows that Māori children are almost four times more likely to be placed out of home by child protection services.
Whale and diver

Tongan whales affected by tourism

Science
18 Jul, 2019
AUT research shows that the intensive swim-with-whale tourism in Tonga is disturbing natural behaviour patterns.