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Associate Professor Andrew Gibbons standing in a classroom.

ECE positive for social outcomes

23 Sep, 2020
New research has found that children who attend ECE have fewer emotional difficulties and better peer relations, but are more prone to common illnesses.
Swimming with whales

Swimming with whales know the risks

Science
23 Sep, 2020
Swimming with whales: you must know the risks and when it’s best to keep your distance
Keith Tudor

Reimagine wellbeing together

Health sciences
22 Sep, 2020
AUT Professor of Psychotherapy, Keith Tudor, discusses wellbeing for Mental Health Awareness Week (September 21-27).
Power grid

Joint research of NZ’s future power grid

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
22 Sep, 2020
AUT researchers are part of a multi-university project on New Zealand’s future power grid.
Power grid

Joint research of NZ’s future power grid

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
22 Sep, 2020
AUT researchers are part of a multi-university project on New Zealand’s future power grid.
A homeless man sitting crossed legs with a cup in front.

New tool to help the homeless

Social sciences and public policy
21 Sep, 2020
A world-first machine learning tool developed at AUT for a county in the United States, accurately prioritises requests for housing help.
Better recycling is less waste more jobs

Better recycling is less waste more jobs

Architecture
21 Sep, 2020
Investment in New Zealand’s recycling industry will not only reduce waste to landfills, but create jobs as part of our COVID-19 economic recovery.
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AUT 2020 Best Awards finalists

18 Sep, 2020
Thirty-six projects from AUT are finalists for the 2020 Best Awards.
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Wellington Phoenix partnership

Sport and recreation
17 Sep, 2020
AUT partners with the Wellington Phoenix on sport education
Jarrod Haar

Good leadership and te reo Maori

Business
17 Sep, 2020
A “servant” style of leadership can enhance the way employees understand and use te reo Māori, according to new research by Professor Jarrod Haar.
Heather Came

The public sector ethnic pay gap

Health sciences
17 Sep, 2020
A new study reveals significant ethnic pay disparities within the top tiers of New Zealand’s core public sector and district health boards.
Maori language week

Making te reo Māori cool

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
16 Sep, 2020
Making te reo Māori cool: what language revitalisation could learn from the Korean Wave
Maori language week

Kia parekareka te reo Maori

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
16 Sep, 2020
Kia pārekareka te reo Māori: ko ngā akoranga o te Ngaru Kōrea mō te whakarauoratanga o te reo
Acoustic panels

The Sound of a Quality Education

15 Sep, 2020
PhD scholar in architectural engineering Megan Burfoot says better classroom acoustics will result in better education outcomes.
X Challenge

2020 X Challenge Finalists

15 Sep, 2020
Read about the eight finalists of X Challenge, AUT's entrepreneurship competition.
Research funding story

Enhancing urban regeneration

15 Sep, 2020
A research team has secured $7.95m to quantify the societal impact of major urban regeneration projects currently taking place across the country.
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New app to learn te reo Maori

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
14 Sep, 2020
A free AUT app that teaches how to use te reo Māori in real life situations is now available for download.
Three babies lying together on a blanket

Time to overhaul paid parental leave

14 Sep, 2020
Paid parental leave needs an overhaul if governments want us to have 'one for the country', writes Patrick van Esch and colleagues.
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He taupanga hou e akona ai te reo Maori

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
14 Sep, 2020
E wātea ana tētahi taupānga utukore e whakaako ana me pēhea te whakamahi i te reo Māori i ētahi horopaki tūturu ki ō tātou ao, hei mea tiki ake mā te marea
Y25 Hui

Supporting our future leaders

10 Sep, 2020
Y25 supports young women who are raising their voices, challenging the status quo and fighting for a fairer Aotearoa.
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Te Wiki o te Reo Maori 2020

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
10 Sep, 2020
It's Māori Language Week, from September 14. Here's how to get involved at AUT.
Energy efficiency

Lowest energy intensity of NZ universities

10 Sep, 2020
AUT has rated as one of the lowest energy intensity universities in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong.
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Award-winning designer Haydn Jack changing the world

Art and design
10 Sep, 2020
AUT alumnus Haydn Jack says he fell in love with design because it has the power to change the world.
Josh and Olaf

Freemasons Scholarship recipients 2020

09 Sep, 2020
Meet Joshua Iosefo and Olaf Wrieden, the 2020 AUT recipients of the Freemasons Scholarship.
Finance department

Finance Department celebrate milestones

Business
09 Sep, 2020
Despite the challenges of 2020, the AUT Finance Department has achieved two significant milestones.
Competition winners

Meet the AUT 3MT Competition winners

08 Sep, 2020
Read more about the winners of the 2020 Virtual AUT 3MT Competition.
NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

The Facebook PM

Business
07 Sep, 2020
Jacinda Ardern’s Facebook following is four times greater than those of the other seven main party leaders combined, writes Dr Sommer Kapitan.
Screenshot of the AUT video, showing a Tongan family eating a meal around a table.

Pacific language videos: Tonga

Health sciences
07 Sep, 2020
The Tonga episode in AUT’s Pacific language video series – ‘Adapting to a changing world, shaping resilient futures’ has been released.
Sustainability in Spring

Sustainability in Spring

04 Sep, 2020
Spring is here and AUT has some events coming up later in September where you can enjoy being outside and learn or try something new.
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AUT launches new advertising campaign

04 Sep, 2020
AUT graduates are telling the story in their own words of how their AUT experience inspired them and shaped their lives and futures.
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AUT retains top 300 in THE university rankings

04 Sep, 2020
The latest Times Higher Education University Rankings have been released and AUT holds its place as #3 in NZ and in the top 1% in the world.
A pair of anemonefish hiding from divers in tentacles of their host anemone. Picture by Evan Brown, Auckland University of Technology, taken during an AUT marine biology fieldtrip for Pacific Island Ecosystems to the Solomon Islands

Scaring Nemo

Science
03 Sep, 2020
How do clownfish on coral reefs react to encounters with humans?
Rita

Study reveals low stroke awareness

Health sciences
03 Sep, 2020
A national survey shows that stroke is not recognised as a major cause of death. It also reveals low-level awareness of stroke among Pacific peoples.
Helen Dervan

Law scholar wins Trans-Tasman prize

Law
03 Sep, 2020
The Law School’s Helen Dervan has co-authored award-winning research about how to improve NZ’s approach to financial regulation.
Hostile media environments pose growing challenges to Melanesia’s democracies, finds AUT’s latest Pacific Journalism Review.

PJR spotlights media strain in Melanesia

Communication studies
02 Sep, 2020
Hostile media environments pose growing challenges to Melanesia’s democracies, finds AUT’s latest Pacific Journalism Review.
NZ Cyber Security Centre

More cyber attacks likely

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
01 Sep, 2020
New Zealand businesses warned to be ready for cyber attacks as attacks on the NZX continue. Professor Dave Parry explains what’s been happening.
Ryan Ashton

Spotlighting job search tools

01 Sep, 2020
Shining a spotlight on two vital job search tools for students was how AUT helped students refocus around the uncertainty of Auckland’s second lockdown.
Staff preparing to deliver meals

Supporting our residents in lockdown

28 Aug, 2020
The students in Akoranga Student Village and Wellesley Street Apartments are used to feeding themselves, but Alert level 3 has been a little different.
Law awards-Sinan Hon

Law Schools remarkable prizegiving

Law
27 Aug, 2020
The backdrop of a pandemic infused the annual awards ceremony with a heightened sense of celebration.
Paro Seal

Robot hygiene important too

Health sciences
26 Aug, 2020
AUT nursing lecturer Dr Rhona Winnington, underlines significance of cleaning for robotic support pets used to support people with dementia.
Professor Valery Feigin

Stroke screening has no real effect

Health sciences
25 Aug, 2020
Professor Valery Feigin says a radical change in stroke prevention and treatment is needed in the current global health and economic crisis.
Asso Prof Khylee

Law expert appointed to NZ Parole Board

Law
25 Aug, 2020
AUT Associate Professor of Law Khylee Quince has been appointed to the New Zealand Parole Board (NZPB).
Asso Prof Khylee

COVID shows inequities among school kids

Law
24 Aug, 2020
Kids should be kids – but a growing number of children in our country that are not afforded that privilege, writes Khylee Quince.
Merja Myllylahti

Technology, journalism and democracy

Communication studies
21 Aug, 2020
Dr Merja Myllylahti, co-director of the research centre for Journalism, Media and Democracy explores how technology is changing journalism.
Language interpreter Dr Mustafa Derbashi sitting at a desk.

Interpreting at a terrorist's hearing

Language and culture
21 Aug, 2020
In the middle of the action at the Christchurch mosques terrorist’s sentencing will be AUT alumnus, and language interpreter, Dr Mustafa Derbashi.
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COVID-19 case on city campus

16 Aug, 2020
Earlier today (Sunday 16 August), one of our AUT students tested positive for COVID-19.
Sommer Kapitan

Research matters from Tik Tok to vaping

Business
14 Aug, 2020
Marketing expert translates valuable research for mainstream audiences
Virtual team meetings

Virtual meetings help team inclusion

Business
13 Aug, 2020
The first empirical study of its kind shows the pros and cons of COVID-enforced work from home – and how we can do it better this time around.
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Lost your job due to COVID - AI can help

Business
13 Aug, 2020
Artificial Intelligence could be a boon for job seekers who need an edge in today’s tight labour market, writes Marketing expert Patrick van Esch.
Techweek 2020 speaker

Techweek showcase’s NZ’s tech diversity

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
10 Aug, 2020
AUT led, partnered and contributed to more than 20 Techweek events, demonstrating its diverse involvement and support of Aotearoa’s technology ecosystem.
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Modern slavery expert makes global news

Law
07 Aug, 2020
NZ’s first conviction for modern slavery has generated a whirlwind of international media activity for a new member of the Law School.
Professor Kate Kearins

Plussing in a pandemic

Business
05 Aug, 2020
COVID-19 has put “plussing” into action for Professor Kate Kearins, who believes that's because the practice is underpinned by empathy.
Khylee Quince

Why hairstyle is a human right

Law
05 Aug, 2020
AUT law expert Khylee Quince waxes lyrical and legal about freedom, culture and identity, from peroxide punk to the rat’s tail.
A head and shoulders picture of Guled Mire looking into the distance.

Former refugee now Ivy League student

Social sciences and public policy
05 Aug, 2020
AUT alumnus Guled Mire says his new Fulbright NZ scholarship to study at an Ivy League university sends a strong message to other refugee kids.
Metamorphic materials

Metamorphosis - from waste to fashion

Creative technologies
04 Aug, 2020
Donna Cleveland reimagines fashion with a circular model, diverting textile waste from landfill and giving it new life in designer fashion.
A health practitioner examines a child that has a cast on her arm.

Algorithm predicts child injuries

Social sciences and public policy
04 Aug, 2020
New AUT research confirms the value of predictive risk modelling technology to support child maltreatment decisions.
New accounting case comp

Big support for new accounting case comp

Business
04 Aug, 2020
Business School supports lockdown-inspired Auckland Accounting Case Competition
Jim Marbrook

Filming Loimata a family affair

Communication studies
03 Aug, 2020
For senior communications studies lecturer Jim Marbrook, helping tell the story of Lilo Ema Siope and her family was a family affair.
Cartoon depiction of a health professional checking a child's ear.

Pacific language videos: Cook Islands

Health sciences
03 Aug, 2020
The Cook Islands episode in AUT’s Pacific language video series – ‘Adapting to a changing world, shaping resilient futures’ – is out now.
AUT Team with Jacinda Ardern (Backrow L-R: Gregory Bennett, Julia King, Lee Jackson, Len Gillman, Ryan Smith, Rose Nichol-Foster and Ashray Doshi. Front row L-R: Barbara Bollard, Katarina Markovic, Jacinda Ardern)

Thousands set to ‘explore’ Antarctica through VR

30 Jul, 2020
Step inside Sir Edmund Hillary’s Hut in Antarctica with a new virtual reality experience developed by AUT scientists and digital designers
Associate Professor Barbara Bollard in Antarctica

Q&A with Assoc Professor Bollard: Collecting data in Antarctica

30 Jul, 2020
Q&A with Associate Professor Bollard about collecting data in Antarctica.
AUT Digital Design PhD student Katarina Markovic

Q&A with Digital Design PhD student Katarina Markovic – Heritage Preservation through VR storytelling

Art and design
30 Jul, 2020
Q&A with digital design PhD student Katarina Markovic about heritage preservation and VR storytelling.
Plastic myths and facts

Plastics and recycling – Myths and Facts

28 Jul, 2020
This Plastic Free July, we look at some myths about plastic and recycling and what we can do to reduce and reuse.
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AUT and Ocean Beach: Bluff aquaculture

Science
27 Jul, 2020
The owners of the former Ocean Beach freezing works have partnered with AUT to turn its Southland site into a centre of excellence for aquaculture.
Keith Tudor

Pioneers of Co-creative TA celebrated

Health sciences
24 Jul, 2020
AUT Professor of Psychotherapy, Keith Tudor, has received the 2020 Eric Berne Memorial Award in Transactional Analysis (TA).
International Mask Festival

Strengthening cultural links

24 Jul, 2020
Lester Finch, Director of AUT’s Indonesia Centre was invited by the Indonesian Government to speak at the Indonesian Mask Festival last month.
Kat Bolstad

Scientists dissect squid named by alum

Science
24 Jul, 2020
For his PhD, AUT alumnus Dr Jesse Kelly described and named a rare genus of deep-sea squid; a specimen of which was recently dissected by NZ scientists.
Professor Valery Feigin

World Brain Day 2020

Health sciences
22 Jul, 2020
New Zealand’s most cited scientist features in a series of interviews with global experts for World Brain Day.
Assisted dying

Assisted dying referendum

Health sciences
21 Jul, 2020
NZ’s law lacks necessary detail to make a fully informed decision, says Dr Rhona Winnington.
Clean Energy

$1.29m for ‘clean energy’ project

21 Jul, 2020
AUT is set to receive $1.29 million from the latest round of funding from the Government's New Zealand Upgrade Programme.
Replacing farm animals with crops

Switching farm animals for crops?

Science
21 Jul, 2020
Climate Explained: What if we took all farm animals off the land and planted crops and trees instead? Professor Sebastian Leuzinger investigates.
Green Impact

Green Impact Australasian awards

21 Jul, 2020
Annie McKillop, Staff Development & Engagement Co-ordinator at AUT Library, has been named Staff Champion in the Green Impact Australasian awards.
ChCh_Crime

How will court deal with ChCh killer?

Law
20 Jul, 2020
Tensions are high as the sentencing of the ChCh gunman approaches. His decision to defend himself fuels the case, says Law Professor Kris Gledhill.
Vivian's story was brought to life in the form of a graphic novel illustrated by AUT Dr Tatiana Tavares.

A new way of research storytelling

Art and design
20 Jul, 2020
Vivian is a graphic novel about the intersections between gender and palliative care.
Angelique Nairn

Can social media help combat racism?

Communication studies
20 Jul, 2020
Dr Angelique Nairn examined how people reacted to anti-racism messages posted to social media as part of the first 'Give Nothing to Racism' campaign.
Associate Professor El-Shadan Tautolo with his child on his knee.

Fathers, let’s think of the kids

Health sciences
17 Jul, 2020
Spending quality time with our children and being involved in their lives will help them through these uncertain times.
Patria Hume

The lasting impacts of rugby injuries

Sport and recreation
17 Jul, 2020
A UK study of former rugby players shows they continue to suffer a high ‘injury load’ after retirement from the sport.
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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.
AUT Spatial Design grad Mossiah Fina'i

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.
AUT Head of Art and Design Dr Andrew Withell

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.
Marilyn Waring

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.
NZW outcome Eroni Clarke Appointment

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.
Will life mean the life

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.
Football robot with boy

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.
Warkworth

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.
Walter Fraser

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.
Rainbow Warrior

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.
Young University Rankings

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.
Rhona Winnington

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.
Thorne Snow

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.
Dr Atakohu Middleton in front of the wharenui at AUT.

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
Sandra Grau Bartual

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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