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AUT alumna writes children's book

14 Jul, 2020
The picture book is for parents to read to children between two and six years old and introduces them to the responsibility and care for animals.
A child sitting on their father's shoulders, looking at the sunset.

Pacific language videos: Kiribati

Health sciences
13 Jul, 2020
The Kiribati instalment in the AUT Pacific language video series – ‘Adapting to a changing world, shaping resilient futures’ – has been released.
Small budgets-new ideas

small budgets, big ideas

Communication studies
09 Jul, 2020
Dan Fastnedge, Lecturer in Advertising Creativity, explores what Netsafe’s new online porn public service advertisement tells us about Kiwi ad creativity.
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Design Through a Pasifika Lens

Art and design
09 Jul, 2020
Using his Samoan heritage, one recent AUT graduate has found his drive to make the intangible come to life.
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Why does art and design matter?

Art and design
09 Jul, 2020
Simply put, the role of artists and designers is to make the world a better place, writes Dr Andrew Withell, Head of Art and Design at AUT.
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The economics during lockdown

Social sciences and public policy
08 Jul, 2020
One of the most entrenched existing biases in economic practice was highlighted and magnified by the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown in Aotearoa.
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AUT study prompts new rugby role

Sport and recreation
08 Jul, 2020
Former All Black Eroni Clarke is NZ Rugby's first Pasifika Engagement Manager on referral of AUT’s Sport Performance Research Institute NZ (SPRINZ).
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Bridge the Gap: Alumnus hosts Techweek event

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
08 Jul, 2020
AUT alumnus Erik Bast is co-hosting Bridge the Gap: Identifying Value Drivers and Accelerating Strategy Execution, at Techweek 2020.
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Will “life” be “whole life” for gunman?

Law
07 Jul, 2020
The judge will consider a number of factors when sentencing the man who killed 51 in the ChCh mosque attacks, writes Law Professor Kris Gledhill.
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Smart toys exposing kids to risk

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
06 Jul, 2020
Postgraduate student Nicole Girvan was concerned the growing prevalence of smart toys was putting Kiwi kids at risk.
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Researcher appointed to global network

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
02 Jul, 2020
Dr Stuart Weston has been appointed to the International VLBI Service (IVS), a global network of radio telescopes.
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Terms of Reference for Review Announced

02 Jul, 2020
Read more about the review and how to participate
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HRC grants for three AUT researchers

02 Jul, 2020
AUT researchers working on stroke, exercise science and traumatic brain injury research have received Health Research Council grants.
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Getting students online during lockdown

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
02 Jul, 2020
Read our first Techweek blog about digital equity and helping our students study online with free devices during the lockdown.
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The Rainbow Warrior bombing

Communication studies
30 Jun, 2020
35 years after the Rainbow Warrior bombing, RNZ speaks to Professor David Robie as part of their “Crime NZ” history series.
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Techweek 2020 AUT playlist launched

30 Jun, 2020
Techweek 2020 comes to life as a virtual event post COVID-19 lockdown.
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40th young university worldwide

29 Jun, 2020
The latest Times Higher Education Young University rankings has AUT moving up to the 40th ranked young university in the world.
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Assisted dying and social consequences

Health sciences
29 Jun, 2020
A new case study highlights the stigma associated with assisted dying and patients feeling obligated to terminate their own lives prematurely.
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Masters student wins 20000 scholarship

Language and culture
26 Jun, 2020
Master of Creative Writing student and mental health advocate Thorne Snow has been awarded a William Georgetti Scholarship worth $20,000.
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Turning the lens on Māori journalism

25 Jun, 2020
What is Māori-language news journalism? It’s not exactly like its mainstream, English-language cousin.
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AUT Council appoints external reviewer

25 Jun, 2020
Auckland QC Kate Davenport to lead harassment and bullying review
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Technology to reduce spread of COVID-19

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
25 Jun, 2020
AUT researchers have secured funding to produce a prototype of a new humidifier aiming to reduce the spread of viruses like COVID-19 in hospital settings.
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Just one bin of rubbish a year

24 Jun, 2020
Dr Stephen Archer from the School of Science talks about his journey of reducing waste in his household from two rubbish bags a week to two bags a year.
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Student chefs cook for the homeless

Hospitality, tourism and events
24 Jun, 2020
Hospitality students working in AUT’s commercial kitchen are preparing high-quality food for the homeless.
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International students – an opportunity

Business and economics
23 Jun, 2020
NZ’s reputation as clean, green and relatively safe from COVID will make it even more desirable as a study destination for overseas students.
Professor David Robie and Pacific Media Watch project contributing editor Sri Krishnamurthi.

$10k climate and Covid-19 grant

Communication studies
23 Jun, 2020
EJN will partner with AUT Pacific Media Centre on a $10k “climate and covid project to help improve environmental reporting in the Pacific region.
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Study - Non-crop vegetation helps farms

Science
17 Jun, 2020
Non-productive vegetation on farms can increase ecosystem services such as decomposition and nitrogen mineralisation, according to a recent study.
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Civilisation and imagined futures

Architecture
16 Jun, 2020
Professor Charles Walker has reflected on the challenge of educating for imagined futures in light of COVID-19 and NZ’s own experience of lock down.
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What’s the purpose of business, anyway

Business and economics
15 Jun, 2020
By sacking staff and closing stores, big businesses like The Warehouse could hurt their long-term interests, writes the Business School’s Jonathan Baker.
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AUT research guides Blue Economy project

Science
12 Jun, 2020
AUT has commenced work on five studies which will guide international research on using the ocean for aquaculture and energy production.
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Role of sustainability experts explored

Business and economics
12 Jun, 2020
AUT participated in a collaborative research project delving into the rapidly evolving roles of sustainability professionals in NZ organisations.
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Getting more kids into STEM is crucial

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
12 Jun, 2020
Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh, Director of Women in STEM at AUT says now more than ever getting and maintaining children’s interest in STEM is vital.
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AUT Independent Review

11 Jun, 2020
Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is commissioning an independent review of its policies, systems and practices regarding harassment.
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Black lives matter and NZ police reform

Law
11 Jun, 2020
As the Black Lives Matter protests spread from the US to NZ, the wero is about facing institutional racism at home, say Katey Thom and Khylee Quince.
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Accommodation rebate increased

10 Jun, 2020
AUT students will receive a further rent rebate of $113 per week for the number of weeks they didn’t occupy their accommodation during lockdown.
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AUT climbs world university rankings

10 Jun, 2020
AUT continues to climb the world university rankings according to the latest QS World University Rankings 2021 released today.
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A Declaration on the stroke pandemic

Health sciences
10 Jun, 2020
Professor Valery Feigin has co-authored the World Stroke Organisation (WSO) Declaration on Global Prevention of Stroke and Dementia.
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PUNCH: a new film by AUT Welby Ings

Art and design
10 Jun, 2020
The New Zealand Film Commission recently approved production finance for AUT Professor Welby Ings’ feature film PUNCH.
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AUT grad named international finalist

Art and design
10 Jun, 2020
AUT Fashion Design graduate Imuy Teav is one of the finalists for the 2020 iD International Emerging Designer Awards.
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MBA students undertake virtual exchange

Business and economics
09 Jun, 2020
In an AUT first, two of our MBA students embarked on a virtual international exchange programme.
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Employment for students after COVID-19

09 Jun, 2020
Nanogirl Lab, Eat My Lunch and Snap Rentals were just a few of the employers who inspired students during our online Employability Matters Week.
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A ‘new normal’ for Pacific Tourism

Hospitality, tourism and events
08 Jun, 2020
Amidst the global impact of COVID-19, the time is now for the Pacific Islands to re-think and re-shape tourism, writes Professor Simon Milne.
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Market leading energy rating for AUT

08 Jun, 2020
An AUT building has been awarded 5 out of 6 stars for the NABERSNZ Energy Rating putting it amongst some of the most energy efficient buildings in NZ.
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Sustainability post COVID-19

05 Jun, 2020
During lockdown we have seen many environmental and social benefits. How do we sustain some of these benefits beyond the lockdown?
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Helmets, head injuries and horse power

Health sciences
04 Jun, 2020
A new study of equestrian concussion shows that the basic function of riding helmets is misunderstood.
Early childhood education teacher teaching five young children at a low desk.

The bumpy road ahead for ECE teachers

Education
04 Jun, 2020
For early childhood teachers the $151m ‘pay bump’ is a long time coming – and it’s not the only bump they need, writes Associate Professor Andrew Gibbons.
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Crisis, disintegration and hope

Communication studies
03 Jun, 2020
Professor Wayne Hope from AUT’s School of Communications Studies says only urgent intervention can save New Zealand’s media.
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Good leadership in uncertain times

Business and economics
03 Jun, 2020
Uncertain times require agility and the courage to pivot fast and make bold decisions quickly with imperfect information, writes Kate Kearins.
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Digital contact tracing for COVID-19

Social sciences and public policy
03 Jun, 2020
Digital contact tracing solutions for COVID-19 must offer exceptional speed and achieve high take-up rates to be useful, a working paper has found.
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AUT confirms investigation took place

Health sciences
02 Jun, 2020
AUT confirms harassment complaint was formally investigated
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Lessons From NZ’s Bubbles For The World

Social sciences and public policy
02 Jun, 2020
Initial findings into how New Zealanders did under lockdown can now help inform policy makers around the globe fighting COVID-19.
Kevin Kukla and Julia Leonard.

Documentary looks at Māori culture

02 Jun, 2020
Experiencing Māori culture while studying on exchange at AUT has inspired two filmmakers from the United States.
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Four-day work week could boost economy

Business and economics
29 May, 2020
COVID-19 reignites debate about the merits of a four-day work week. Professor Jarrod Haar’s new research suggests it’s time for change.
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HRC grants for four AUT researchers

Health sciences
27 May, 2020
Dr Radilaite Cammock is one of four AUT researchers who recently received a prestigious Health Research Council grant to support their work.
Samoan woman holding the hand of a child.

Pacific language videos: Samoa

25 May, 2020
The second episode in the AUT Pacific language video series – ‘Adapting to a changing world, shaping resilient futures’ – has been released.
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Professor helps on Covid testing

Science
22 May, 2020
AUT’s Professor Fabrice Merien has been seconded to assist Roche Diagnostics New Zealand increase capacity for COVID-19 testing in New Zealand.
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Review staff levels in rest homes

Business and economics
22 May, 2020
Policymakers, funders and aged care providers must admit that quality care in rest homes requires more staff and more time. Katherine Ravenswood explains.
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COVID-19 turns retail therapy to anxiety

Business and economics
22 May, 2020
From retail therapy to retail anxiety: keeping customers calm will be key to carrying on post COVID-19. Our marketing experts examine the issue.
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How our language helped contain COVID-19

Language and culture
19 May, 2020
NZ contained COVID-19. Direct and kind words on signage helped, writes Dr Nelly Martin-Anatias.
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Who leads better - Women or men?

Business and economics
18 May, 2020
Does gender influence how good a leader you are? Does it matter if you’re a male employee working for a female leader? Professor Jarrod Haar finds out.
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AUT offers medicinal cannabis paper

Science
18 May, 2020
AUT is the first university in New Zealand to offer a comprehensive postgraduate paper on medicinal cannabis from semester 2 (starting July 20).
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NZ’s COVID-19 budget and climate change

Social sciences and public policy
18 May, 2020
New Zealand's COVID-19 budget delivers on one crisis, but largely leaves climate change for another day, writes Dr David Hall.
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AUT outlines financial challenges and solutions

15 May, 2020
Delivering to students and looking after staff prioritised
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Reframe your mindset during COVID-19

Communication studies
13 May, 2020
AUT student Sharon Lee writes for the Times Higher Education website about the importance of reframing your mindset while studying during COVID-19.
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Future of work explored at Techtalk

Business and economics
12 May, 2020
Business School lecturer Lena Waizenegger shared findings from her latest research on the first ever virtual international Techtalk.
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Pacific language videos: Rotuma

11 May, 2020
To mark the start of Rotuman Language Week in Aotearoa, AUT has launched the first instalment of its Pacific Language Video series.
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Was NZ’s coronavirus lockdown legal?

Law
11 May, 2020
As New Zealand approaches the end of its strictest lockdown period, a debate has begun about whether it was legal in the first place.
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Calls to protect against modern slavery

Law
11 May, 2020
NZ Government must protect most vulnerable workers during COVID-19.
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Problem solving even under lock down

Creative technologies
11 May, 2020
This semester, sixty first-year students will work on a solution for an unmet need highlighted by COVID-19 in an online, co-taught studio.
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Pacific language video series

Health sciences
08 May, 2020
A video series by AUT will highlight the Pacific Islands Families (PIF) Study’s work in shaping resilient futures for Pacific communities.
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AUT statement on student accommodation

08 May, 2020
Read AUT's statement on student accommodation, Friday 7 May.
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Students get job-ready during lockdown

08 May, 2020
Students were able to take advantage of AUT’s Employability and Careers services during the lockdown to get career ready for future opportunities.
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Pacific governments and media crackdown

Communication studies
07 May, 2020
As fears grow over the coronavirus, some governments stand accused of using tough lockdown rules to silence criticism, writes Professor David Robie.
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AUT team joins global Antarctic project

Science
06 May, 2020
The Australian Government has awarded AUD $36 million to a research program, Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future (SAEF).
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Graduate's VR company takes off

06 May, 2020
AUT alumnus Peter Dong has found his Auckland virtual reality company VR VOOM scaling new heights during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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The survival challenge for NZ tourism

Hospitality, tourism and events
04 May, 2020
Now is the time for tourism operators to win back the hearts of domestic tourists.
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Zoom graduation for IH students

04 May, 2020
Read how the team at AUT's International House made sure their students could say goodbye and what it meant to their students.
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Physio for older adults from a distance

Health sciences
01 May, 2020
AUT researchers have developed an exercise programme for housebound older adults, to prevent loss of mobility and independence during COVID-19.
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Will COVID-19 kill open-plan offices?

Business and economics
30 Apr, 2020
How will organisations adapt to ensure workplaces are collaborative, productive and virus-free?
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Face shields for health workers

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
30 Apr, 2020
Associate Professor Tim Pasang and student Nick van Der Geest have been 3D printing medical face shields for frontline health workers.
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Bursting the bubble fallacy

Social sciences and public policy
29 Apr, 2020
We can’t always conflate the occupants of a single residence into one neat group.
Jarrod Haar

Kiwis carry on calmly during COVID-19

Business and economics
28 Apr, 2020
Feeling like most people in New Zealand are handling the COVID-19 lockdown well? New research shows we are doing just that.
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AUT chefs feeding our students

28 Apr, 2020
Over the past five weeks, a team of AUT chefs have been looking after the 220 students in our on-campus student accommodation.
Professor Judy McGregor, smiling and standing in front of a Pacific Island artwork.

Call for better oversight of aged care

Social sciences and public policy
28 Apr, 2020
Covid-19 has critically exposed the frailties of our current regulatory and oversight systems surrounding aged care, Professor Judy McGregor writes.
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AUT ranked in top 25 for tackling global issues

24 Apr, 2020
The latest THE Impact Rankings have been released and AUT ranks 23rd in the world and 1st against the Decent Work and Economic Growth goal
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VC update to alumni on COVID-19

24 Apr, 2020
AUT is committed to supporting students to achieve their educational goals and the AUT community is actively contributing to the COVID-19 response.
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House Visits: Mates, Whānau and Feijoas

Business and economics
23 Apr, 2020
An insight into a more intense version of bubble life than most, from a leading contributor to the Māori screen industry.
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Our experts weigh in on COVID-19

21 Apr, 2020
Business, Economics and Law academics contribute to the global conversation about COVID-19.
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AUT provides digital access to thousands

21 Apr, 2020
AUT delivers commitment to digital and educational equity.
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Thank you artwork for essential workers

Art and design
20 Apr, 2020
AUT Art and Design students have banded together to show their appreciation for essential workers through billboard art.
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Vital to protect human rights online

15 Apr, 2020
As use of digital platforms surges, two AUT academics explain why we’ll need stronger global efforts to protect human rights online.
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Fiona Amundsen nominated for 2020 Walters Prize

Art and design
15 Apr, 2020
AUT Visual Arts Senior Lecturer Fiona Amundsen has been named as one of the finalists of this year’s Walters Prize.
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AUT continues with semester model

07 Apr, 2020
AUT continues with semester model after consulting with students.
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Mitchell gets ‘mission ready’ for global engineering internship

18 Mar, 2020
Life is about to change pace for one great graduate who completed his engineering degree at AUT (Auckland University of Technology) last month.
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BEL career fairs buzzing

17 Mar, 2020
The Business and Economics and Law Career Fairs held last week were buzzing as students met employers and found out about job possibilities.
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Albert Refiti at The MET

Art and design
16 Mar, 2020
Last year, Art and Design Associate Professor Albert Refiti received the Andrew W. Mellon Senior Fellowship at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
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Research with impact: Rachel Morrison

Business and economics
16 Mar, 2020
How can academics show the real-world value of their research? Translate, translate, translate. Associate Professor Rachel Morrison shows how.
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Athletic immunity and major sporting events

Sport and recreation
16 Mar, 2020
AUT PhD candidate Lauren Keaney has researched athletic immunity and strategies to stay well in the leadup to major sporting fixtures.
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Five questions with Prof. Nick Nguyen

Business and economics
12 Mar, 2020
We asked Professor Nick Nguyen five questions about his research ahead of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
Empty supermarket trolleys

Marketing expert makes media headlines

Business and economics
12 Mar, 2020
From mouldy burgers to panic buying at the supermarket – what can we learn about the impact of marketing on our thoughts and actions as consumers?
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