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Next phase of Financial Recovery Programme

30 Nov, 2022
Consultation on the next phase of AUT’s Financial Recovery Programme is underway.
Jack Chen

AUT Ventures awarded funding

Science
29 Nov, 2022
AUT Ventures has been awarded commercialisation funding for its green surfactant technology.
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HRC career development awards

Health sciences
29 Nov, 2022
Seven AUT research projects have received funding in the Health Research Council’s (HRC) annual Career Development Awards.
AUT hosts 10th CS4HS conference

AUT hosts 10th CS4HS conference

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
29 Nov, 2022
The Computer Science for High Schools (CS4HS) conference introduces fun new ways of teaching STEM subjects at secondary schools across Aotearoa.
Assoc Prof Rod Thomas

What makes a treasure, a treasure?

29 Nov, 2022
Art and law expert Rod Thomas tells The Detail why New Zealand should keep a list of protected artworks to strengthen the country's cultural heritage.
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AD22 showcases student work

Art and design
22 Nov, 2022
The outstanding work of this year’s graduating art & design students can now be viewed online. 
Dr Syrus Islam

The ESG backlash – what's it all about?

Business
22 Nov, 2022
Dr Syrus Islam unpacks the ESG backlash and discusses how financial advisers might address Environmental, Social, and Governance as an investment rating.
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Student success at Lexus Design Awards

Art and design
21 Nov, 2022
AUT Bachelor of Design student Mark Rous achieves second place at the prestigious Lexus Design Awards.
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Ethically leveraging data insights

Social sciences and public policy
21 Nov, 2022
Governments are increasingly wanting to learn how to ethically leverage data insights, Professor Rhema Vaithianathan says.
Lesley Ferkins

Lesley Ferkins honoured by SMAANZ

Sport and recreation
18 Nov, 2022
Professor Lesley Ferkins has been named the Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ) Distinguished Service Award winner.
New professors and associate professors

New professors and associate professors

17 Nov, 2022
AUT is delighted to announce the promotion of 15 of its academics to the position of Professor and 30 to Associate Professor.
Professor Charles Walker

Accreditation for MArch (Prof)

Architecture and built environment
16 Nov, 2022
AUT’s Master of Architecture (Professional) programme is formally accredited by the New Zealand Registered Architects Board.
Anil Narayan

Meet our staff: Anil Narayan

Business
16 Nov, 2022
As the head of department for accounting, Associate Professor Anil Narayan is proud of the achievements he has had in his academic career so far.
Ella Henry

Ella Henry: myth buster

15 Nov, 2022
Ella Henry rebuts recent claims that mātaraunga Māori | Māori knowledge is myth, not science.
AUT show back in fashion

AUT show back in fashion

Art and design
15 Nov, 2022
Saturday night marked the triumphant return of AUT’s iconic final year fashion show – for the first time since 2019.
For Richer, for poorer

For richer, for poorer, for less risk

Business
10 Nov, 2022
Married CEOs seem to take fewer risks with their investment decisions and are less likely to bend the rules than their unmarried counterparts.
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Marsden Fund success for AUT

09 Nov, 2022
The Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences had two grants approved with total funding of $1.6 million in the 2022 round of Marsden funding.
Professor Valery Feigin

AUT expert awarded Liley Medal

Health sciences
09 Nov, 2022
Professor Valery Feigin has been recognised for his role as lead author of the most comprehensive study of the world’s stroke burden and its risk factors.
Professor Kate Kearins

Making sustainable practices work

Business
03 Nov, 2022
The challenge of decarbonising requires concerted action and new approaches from governments, businesses, and individuals alike.
AUT students in a WG lecture theatre. Some students are writing down notes, some are typing on their laptops and some are looking at the projection.

AUT 2023 domestic and international fees

03 Nov, 2022
The Auckland University of Technology (AUT) Council has approved an increase in tuition fees for domestic students by 2.75% in 2023.
Calling time on the imperial lawn

Calling time on the imperial lawn

02 Nov, 2022
By planting trees on third of the world’s city lawns, we could absorb 6 billion tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere over 20 years.
Robot turtles for ocean conservation

Robot turtles for ocean conservation

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
02 Nov, 2022
Great Barrier Reef research brings AUT scientists a step closer in the development of a drone turtle that will monitor biodiversity in our oceans.
Much ado about Shakespeare

Much Ado About Shakespeare

Communication studies
01 Nov, 2022
What role does Shakespeare play in New Zealand’s culture? Professor Barry King suggests a National Theatre could help in NZ's cultural identity crisis.
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Study highlights dads’ role in childcare

Business
31 Oct, 2022
New AUT research offers surprising insights into how fathers are involved in childcare, and why their involvement matters.
A still shot from Welby Ings' film Punch of two young men

Punch selected for European festival

Art and design
28 Oct, 2022
The film, written and directed by Professor of Art & Design Welby Ings, has been selected in competition for the 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
A screenshot of the cartoon video showing waves encroaching on Tokelau.

Tokelau Language Week 2022

Social sciences and public policy
25 Oct, 2022
The final episode of AUT’s 2022 Pacific Language Week Video series – AUT Focus on Sustainability — has been released.
First AUT STEM Camp a success

First AUT STEM Camp a success

19 Oct, 2022
The three-day camp aimed to empower Māori high school students through science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
A screenshot from the video showing tourists in a boat and a whale jumping out of the water.

Niue Language Week 2022

Hospitality, tourism and events
17 Oct, 2022
Episode 8 of AUT’s 2022 Pacific Language Week Video series – AUT Focus on Sustainability – was launched this week.
Learning from Trees is a complex, lattice-like, 35 square metre structure that appears to be woven out of wood

Architectural wins at Best Awards 2022

Architecture and built environment
17 Oct, 2022
Two silver pins for AUT’s School of Future Environments take AUT’s Best Awards 2022 tally to 31.
Record ranking for AUT

Record ranking for AUT

12 Oct, 2022
AUT has claimed its highest-ever place among New Zealand universities in the latest global rankings.
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AUT at Best Awards 2022

Art and design
11 Oct, 2022
AUT Art and Design students and staff have won a total of 29 awards at the Design Institute of New Zealand’s 2022 Best Awards.
Zoom kōrero connects our global alumni

Zoom kōrero connects our global alumni

Business
11 Oct, 2022
Connecting our globally based alumni with students has never been made this easy.
Policy uncertainty and your investments

Policy uncertainty and your investments

Business
10 Oct, 2022
AUT researchers have developed an index that highlights just how sensitive our investments are to domestic policy concerns.
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Best Director nomination for AUT alumna

Communication studies
06 Oct, 2022
Master of Communication Studies alumna Lina Tianyue Hu has been nominated in the best director category of the ‘Show Me Shorts’ short film competition.
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Share the Elevator

Communication studies
04 Oct, 2022
A new podcast shines a bright light on the inequities and challenges experienced by young women of colour starting their careers in Aotearoa.
A man and a woman standing together

Programme inspires students to study law

Law
04 Oct, 2022
AUT hosted students from lower decile schools as part of Te Kuhunga, a programme built to inspire and support students to study law at university.
A screenshot from AUT's Fiji Language Week video showing a cartoon hotelier with some tourists.

Fijian Language Week 2022

Hospitality, tourism and events
03 Oct, 2022
We’re pleased to launch Episode 7 of AUT’s 2022 Pacific Language Week Video series – AUT Focus on Sustainability.
Depression in Pacific adolescents

Depression in Pacific adolescents

Health sciences
30 Sep, 2022
A new study uses network analysis to demonstrate how connectedness with family, friends, and school can prevent depression in Pacific adolescents.
Four children playing with plastic animal toys at a low round table.

Taking care seriously in education

Education
29 Sep, 2022
The government is in year three of a 10-year plan to build a ‘planned and coherent’ education ecosystem – but it has failed to make any tangible progress.
Two top law students with Dean of AUT Law School

Law School scholars, supporters honoured

Law
29 Sep, 2022
An evening of excitement and excellence – those words aptly describe the recent 2022 AUT Law Awards, an annual event that recognises our top law scholars.
David Hall standing hands in pockets amongst the trees in Albert Park.

Can cities plant away climate emissions?

Social sciences and public policy
28 Sep, 2022
In the real world, David Hall argues, this is not feasible, fair or future-proofed for cities to just plant their way out of climate change.
2022 Pat Hanly Creativity Awards

2022 Pat Hanly Creativity Awards

Art and design
28 Sep, 2022
On 8 September Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki hosted to the 2022 Pat Hanly Creativity Awards, recognizing 89 talented students from 47 secondary schools
A screenshot from the video showing a cartoon scene of people in Tuvalu cleaning their beach.

Tuvalu Language Week 2022

Architecture and built environment
27 Sep, 2022
Episode six of AUT’s 2022 Pacific Language Week Video series – AUT Focus on Sustainability – went live this week.
Artwork responds to climate crisis

Artwork responds to climate crisis

23 Sep, 2022
Combining matauranga Māori and western science, an online artwork tracks the decline of Haupapa Tasman Glacier.
The city as laboratory

The city as laboratory

20 Sep, 2022
Learning about urban recovery and transformation in post-quake Christchurch.
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Being radical in time of climate crisis

Law
20 Sep, 2022
AUT Law School hosted a public lecture by Environmental Law Professor Liz Fisher, a distinguished legal academic from Oxford University.
Associate Professor of Screen Production and Cultural Studies Arezou Zalipour with a camera

Documenting Shama

Communication studies
19 Sep, 2022
Documentary research project showcases ethnic trusts work with migrant women in the Waikato region.
Treating the stigma of chronic pain

Treating the stigma of chronic pain

Health sciences
15 Sep, 2022
AUT researchers found that people will conceal their chronic pain to avoid ‘being seen as drug-seeking, lazy, or mentally unstable’.
$8m boost for AUT engineering research

$8m boost for AUT engineering research

Architecture and built environment
15 Sep, 2022
A funding injection of more than $8 million will boost Auckland University of Technology research into eliminating earthquake damage in buildings.
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Queen Elizabeth II

09 Sep, 2022
AUT acknowledges the passing of our Head of State.
Welby Ings

Punch in cinemas today

Art and design
08 Sep, 2022
Today is the official release of Punch, the debut feature film written and directed by AUT professor of Art & Design, Welby Ings.
Te Wiki o te Reo Maori 2022

Te Wiki o te Reo Maori 2022

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
07 Sep, 2022
Me takitahi te ū ki te kaupapa, whakanuia te reo Māori ki AUT! Join us as we celebrate te reo Māori at AUT!
Tonga Language Week 2022

Tonga Language Week 2022

Hospitality, tourism and events
05 Sep, 2022
Episode 5 of AUT’s 2022 Pacific Language Week Video series – AUT Focus on Sustainability – was launched this week.
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AUT announces financial recovery programme

05 Sep, 2022
Auckland University of Technology has announced to staff that a post-COVID financial recovery programme could result in up to 230 job losses.
Hospitality work: A map for change

Hospitality work: A map for change

02 Sep, 2022
Almost three years after COVID-19 hit New Zealand, the hospitality sector is slowly rebuilding.
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Challenges for Māori support workers

Business
02 Sep, 2022
A new report lays bare the challenges faced by Māori community support workers, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sara Y

AUT to host first virtual open day

01 Sep, 2022
AUT is set to host its inaugural AUT LIVE International virtual open day on October 12.
Celebrity and indigenous voice

Celebrity and indigenous voice

Communication studies
31 Aug, 2022
The Australian PM met with Shaquille O’Neal to enlist his support for constitutional recognition for an Indigenous voice. Some question why Shaq.
Son helping young criminal dads

How a son can help young criminal dads

Business
31 Aug, 2022
For both mums and dads, the arrival of a child decreases criminal behaviour. We now find the child’s gender plays a particular role for some fathers.
HANNAH NGUYEN, JO PAGE AND LOUIS O’BRIEN

Never Have I Ever a winner at ORCAs

Communication studies
29 Aug, 2022
AUT Advertising and Brand Creative students have won this year’s TRB student competition at the ORCAs.
AUT Live

AUT LIVE is this Saturday 27h August

27 Aug, 2022
AUT is throwing open the doors to its campuses this Saturday 27th August for AUT LIVE, its largest recruitment event of the year.
Shahab Ramhormozian

Revolutionising quake-resistant building

Architecture and built environment
26 Aug, 2022
An innovation by NZ academics will change the way buildings are constructed, and how they perform in earthquakes, writes AUT’s Dr Shahab Ramhormozian.
Nabil Sabra

New MENA student mentoring programme

Art and design
26 Aug, 2022
A newly developed mentoring programme aims to support AUT’s Middle Eastern and North African students, its founder Nabil Sabra says.
Guiding tourism in the Pacific Islands

Guiding tourism in the Pacific Islands

Hospitality, tourism and events
25 Aug, 2022
With visitors now returning to the Pacific Islands, AUT is helping destinations make better decisions on building back.
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Apology to Dr Paterson after complaint

25 Aug, 2022
AUT has unreservedly apologised to Dr Marisa Paterson for its handling of her complaint to the HRC about sexual harassment by a former staff member.
Matariki chocolate and perfect ice cream

Matariki chocolate and perfect ice cream

Hospitality, tourism and events
25 Aug, 2022
An AUT patisserie student has won a trip to Samoa for her Matariki-inspired chocolate, and a culinary alumnus has scored perfectly for his ice cream.
Hayley Ngo

Win for construction engineering grad

24 Aug, 2022
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) graduate Hayley Ngo has been recognised by the National Association of Women in Construction NZ.
Meet our staff: Saten Kumar

Meet our staff: Saten Kumar

Business
23 Aug, 2022
Professor Saten Kumar, who leads AUT’s School of Economics, is interested in finding ways to enhance the quality of economic data for Pacific Islands.
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AUT launches new Chinese microsite

22 Aug, 2022
AUT has launched a new Chinese microsite to encourage prospective Chinese students and their families to study onshore at AUT in Auckland.
Simone Rodda

Over 10 million sought help for gambling

Health sciences
22 Aug, 2022
A systematic review, published in the scientific journal Addiction, has found that globally one in every 400 adults has sought help for gambling problems.
Tā Toby Curtis smiling and looking at the camera.

Tā Toby Curtis, a great rangatira of AUT

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
18 Aug, 2022
On behalf of the Vice-Chancellor's Office, we lament the loss of one of our greatest rangatira Sir Toby Curtis.
She sharp

AI for the environment hackathon

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
18 Aug, 2022
In September AUT will host the female-led AI hackathon AI for the environment in a weekend of creative problem-solving.
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AUT finalists at Best Awards 2022

Art and design
17 Aug, 2022
Forty-two AUT student projects are finalists in the prestigious Best Awards.
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Costco will change how Kiwis shop

Business
17 Aug, 2022
Costco will change the way New Zealanders shop. Marketing expert Megan Phillips shares tips for getting the most out of a bulk buy.
Kavinda Herath

Fashion student ‘level above the rest’

Art and design
16 Aug, 2022
Sheetol Chawla’s spirituality-inspired collection saw her take home the supreme award and close to $18k at the Hokonui Fashion Design Awards.
Professor Rhema Vaithianathan standing smiling with arms crossed.

Machine learning to help the homeless

Social sciences and public policy
16 Aug, 2022
Plenty of interest is being shown in AUT’s use of machine learning that reduces issues of systemic racism when housing the homeless.
Prof Kate Kearins

Making Work From Home workable

Business
15 Aug, 2022
WFH - dream or nightmare? Whatever you think, working from home – at least some of the time – is the new norm for many of us. How best to manage it?
Racism for STEM

Racism, exclusion and tokenism

12 Aug, 2022
Given most universities have goals for increasing Māori and Pacific student and staff, we need to ask why numbers still remain low in the research sector.
Ella Henry presents award to Trudy James

Mātauranga Māori celebrated

11 Aug, 2022
Te Ara Pakihi, Te Ōhanga Me Te Ture | Faculty of Business, Economics and Law has contributed to many recent successes and celebrations of mātauranga Māori.
Irmine Kabimbi Ngoy wins BGS prize

Prize for research into kid influencers

Business
11 Aug, 2022
AUT PhD candidate Irmine Kabimbi Ngoy has been awarded the Beta Gamma Sigma New Zealand Alumni Committee scholarship.
International students being welcomed on AUT's marae.

Canadians study at AUT to be teachers

Education
09 Aug, 2022
Blake Wilson is one of 67 initial teacher education students from Canada among the international students who were welcomed onto AUT’s marae.
Stock image showing a job interview in a cafe-like setting

Hospitality jobseekers urged to use their power

Hospitality, tourism and events
09 Aug, 2022
Those looking for work in hospitality and tourism should use the power given to them by a tight job market to vet potential employers carefully.
Plates of delicous-looking food being served.

A taste of AUT for Restaurant Month

Hospitality, tourism and events
05 Aug, 2022
From cocktails infused with hyperlocal plants to the strange pairing of chocolate and cheese, AUT’s Winter Series is a must for the food enthusiast.
Dr David Hall

AUT on track to a more sustainable future

04 Aug, 2022
A new report has found AUT is on track to meet a range of critical targets and key sustainability priorities and objectives.
AUT city campus with people walking between buildings

AUT Pay Gaps Report released

Business
03 Aug, 2022
AUT’s latest report shows its gender and ethnicity pay gaps, the first university in Aotearoa New Zealand to do so.
A screenshot of the video, showing islanders fishing and selling seafood in a market.

Cook Islands Language Week 2022

Science
01 Aug, 2022
Episode four of AUT’s 2022 Pacific Language Week Video series – AUT Focus on Sustainability – is now live.
Meet our staff: Sandra Thaggard

Meet our staff: Sandra Thaggard

Health sciences
01 Aug, 2022
A senior lecturer in nursing, Dr Sandra Thaggard is interested in the management of diabetes, violence & abuse, and mental health issues in Pacific people.
International campaign

AUT ready to open its doors to the world

01 Aug, 2022
The university launches its biggest-ever international recruitment campaign encouraging students from around the globe to find their greatness at AUT.
Meet our staff: Tafili Utumapu-McBride

Meet our staff: Tafili Utumapu-McBride

Education
01 Aug, 2022
What she loves most about her work is developing a rapport with students, says Dr Tafili Utumapu-McBride who is a senior lecturer in education.
Associate Professor Jacquie Kidd

AUT provides expertise in equity

Health sciences
29 Jul, 2022
Associate Professor Jacquie Kidd is the Equity Lead on a five-year HRC funded project exploring accessible interventions for osteoarthritis.
Mark Orams

AUT announces new Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research

29 Jul, 2022
AUT Vice-Chancellor Professor Damon Salesa has announced Professor Mark Orams will become the university’s new Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research.
ECMS launch

ECMS launches new research framework

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
28 Jul, 2022
The School of Engineering, Computer Science & Mathematics’ vision is to produce industry and future-ready graduates for a globally connected world.
Left to right: Linda Tran, Alex Plum, Professor Gail Pacheco.

Covid's impact on Pacific workers

Business
25 Jul, 2022
COVID-19 exacerbated existing disparities between NZ European and Pacific workers - particularly for Pacific women under 30 in Auckland.
Margaret Sandham

Assisted dying and nursing care

Health sciences
22 Jul, 2022
AUT-led research highlights the need to support nurses, procedurally and psychologically, as they increasingly encounter assisted dying.
Meet our staff: Rita Krishnamurthi

Meet our staff: Rita Krishnamurthi

Health sciences
22 Jul, 2022
Associate Professor Rita Krishnamurthi balances her work as a public health researcher with her role as the deputy director of NISAN at AUT.
Katie Palmer du Preez

Families affected by gambling

Health sciences
21 Jul, 2022
A Ministry of Health funded report on problem gambling shows that more can be done to develop a whānau inclusive offering.
Digital transformation

Does digitalisation deliver or divide?

Business
21 Jul, 2022
New AUT research examines whether digital transformation delivers on its promises or reinforces social inequities and divides.
Text reading New Zealand Youth Film Festival

NZ youth film festival grows young filmmakers

Communication studies
20 Jul, 2022
The inaugural New Zealand Youth Film Festival will take place in December 2022, with the gala opening night being hosted at AUT’s City Campus.
Teenage woman with glasses speaking into a microphone from a side angle.

ASMR centre of first feature film

Communication studies
18 Jul, 2022
Writer and director Tom Levesque’s first feature film Shut Eye debuts at this year’s New Zealand International Film Festival.
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