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The fatherhood penalty

The fatherhood penalty

Business
07 May, 2021
When it comes to parental equality, universities are not the progressive institutions many of us expect them to be, writes Patrick Van Esch.
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Timely unemployment data now available

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

Techweek 21 Tech for Good

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

AUT's first Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic announced

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

New Access Entrepreneurship Programme

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

Five questions: Prof. Jairo Gutierrez

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

AI Lead on Australian Epilepsy Project

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

Employers keen to be on campus next week

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

Trust in news declines

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

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

Engineering Better Health

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

Five questions: Prof. Ben Wooliscroft

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

Kiwi workers risk becoming burnt out

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

Furry friend found by Estates team

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

AUT set to host Aotearoa AI Summit

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

Changes in gambling behaviour and health

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

New authority could transform Māori health

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

What got us here won’t get us there

Business
21 Apr, 2021
When the script gets scrapped, we must contend with a ‘What got us here won’t get you there’ moment, writes Professor Kate Kearins.
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New research on school readiness

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

Ethnic inequity in chronic pain services

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

Five questions with Prof. David Nicholls

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

Feeling the Tokyo Heat

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

Māori scientists face double challenge

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

Should tourism get its hopes up?

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

Local policies can reduce gambling loss

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

NZ support workers need more support

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

AUT appoints Interim Dean of Law

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

Five questions with Prof. Ineke Crezee

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

AUT honours Dr Geoff Perry and Richard Hall

01 Apr, 2021
Dr Geoff Perry and Richard Hall have been made AUT’s newest Reeves Honorary Fellows in recognition of their significant contributions to the University.
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Take a look inside WQ

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

Prosthetic fins for injured sea turtles

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

ICT Engineering Fair attracts employers

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

Te Ara ō Hine – Tapu Ora

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

Time to rethink arts funding in NZ

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

The future of AI and machine learning

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

NZ is facing a fragmented global economy

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

AUT expertise behind Emirates Team NZ

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

Anti-slavery law an urgent priority

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

A fairer strategy than the green tax

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

Cheerleaders are athletes

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

New Royal Society Te Apārangi Fellows

16 Mar, 2021
Three AUT academics have been elected as Fellows to the Academy of the Royal Society Te Apārangi.
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Star power may help vaccine hesitancy

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

Do you dare ditch your phone for a day?

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

Period poverty must end

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

Coveted EQUIS award for Business School

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

Celebrating AUTs women academics

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

COVID vaccine passports

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

AUT funding helps Kiwis talk about money

Business
05 Mar, 2021
Newly funded research from AUT aims to tackle financial abuse by helping Kiwis feel comfortable and talk constructively about money with their loved ones.
Jade and Rachel talking at table

New name for AUT recruitment service

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

Promoting Equality In The Future of Tech

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
02 Mar, 2021
Closing the gender gap in STEM starts with educating girls at school and cultivating their interest throughout their education, writes Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh.
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AUT at Alert Level 3

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

Covid-19 stimulus a lost opportunity

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

Freedom camping needs new regulations

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

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

More help needed for parents

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

New low cost COVID-19 antibody test

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

AUT Council elects new Chancellor

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

Hospitality professor heads top journal

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

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

Sacred concept of the vā underpins study

Business
18 Feb, 2021
New research puts the sacred concept of the vā at the heart of its study, examining low literacy and numeracy skills among Pacific peoples.
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Passion for entrepreneurship and design

Art and design
18 Feb, 2021
Alumnus Sam Gray shares with us how his passion for entrepreneurship and design led him to become the CEO and founder for two companies.
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COVID-19 - Message from the Vice-Chancellor

17 Feb, 2021
Read the Vice-Chancellor's update about AUT at Alert Level 2 sent on Wednesday 17 February.
Kauri stump

Leafless Kauri stump

Science
16 Feb, 2021
Such undead tree stumps have been observed for almost 200 years, but the evolutionary and physiological processes leading to their existence remain a myste
Covid loans

Would 'COVID loans' be more affordable?

16 Feb, 2021
Faced with a COVID-19 pandemic of unknown severity and duration, governments are looking for effective and sustainable ways to maintain their economies.
Loimata

LOIMATA film wins Grand Prix at FIFO

Communication studies
16 Feb, 2021
Documentary LOIMATA, The Sweetest Tears, has won the Grand Prix du Jury at Tahiti’s prestige FIFO, (Festival International du Film Documentaire Océanien).
Jarrod Haar

Business lessons from the Māori tie

Business
11 Feb, 2021
The tie vs taonga stoush gives the opportunity for businesses to move from diversity to inclusion, writes Professor Jarrod Haar.
GoPA_Erica

Analysis of Kiwis’ physical activity

Sport and recreation
10 Feb, 2021
A series of global report cards on physical activity shows New Zealanders increased their level of physical activity by six percent between 2015 and 2019.
Auckland Bike Challenge

Aotearoa Bike Challenge

09 Feb, 2021
The Aotearoa Bike Challenge is on now! Hear from Senior Lecturer Dr David Hall to see why he bikes and what advice he has.
Wayne Hope media story

Greater media literacy is vital

Communication studies
09 Feb, 2021
In an age of digital disinformation, dropping level 1 media studies in NZ high schools is a big mistake, says Professor Wayne Hope.
Kate-Managing for a better World

A 20th century adage with a COVID twist

Business
09 Feb, 2021
It’s rare that I find comfort in cliches, but one 20th century adage has 21st century sticking power, writes Kate Kearins.
AUT logo

Independent Review

04 Feb, 2021
AUT Council and Vice-Chancellor accept the findings and recommendations of the Independent Review, with work starting immediately to address the issues.
Heartfelt team portrait

A Heartfelt solution

Creative technologies
04 Feb, 2021
Two students at AUT have designed a simple yet powerful answer to the distance and isolation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Using data to create social equity

Using data to create social equity

Social sciences and public policy
03 Feb, 2021
Researchers at the AUT Centre for Social Data Analytics help agencies use data to make better decisions about how to support the most vulnerable people.
Evolving architecture for future needs

Evolving architecture for future needs

Architecture and built environment
03 Feb, 2021
With the increased pace of technological and ecological change, designing for the future is critical. AUT’s architecture programmes address this challenge.
Sebastian_L

Climate Science 2020 – 10 New Insights

Science
02 Feb, 2021
Professor Sebastian Leuzinger outlines some of 2020's significant findings within the field of climate science.
It's just not cricket

Brands back away from Australia Day

Business
29 Jan, 2021
For increasing numbers of Aussie brands, waving the flag around Australia Day is losing its appeal. Marketing expert Patrick Van Esch explains.
The legal rights of Kiwis coming home

The legal rights of Kiwis coming home

Law
29 Jan, 2021
The right to return to your home country is not absolute, writes AUT Law School's Professor Kris Gledhill.
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Beyond labs and lecture theatres

Science
29 Jan, 2021
Research opportunities and field trips to estuaries, zoos, marine parks and intertidal shores are key components of AUT’s marine science programmes.
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Preparing entrepreneurs for success

Business
29 Jan, 2021
The CO.STARTERS programme at AUT is helping aspiring entrepreneurs like business alumnus Geoff Holmes turn their ideas into a successful start-up.
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HRC funds Business School study on COVID

Business
28 Jan, 2021
Health Research Council is funding Business School-led research into the impact of COVID on community support workers.
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BioDesign Lab delivers new solutions

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
28 Jan, 2021
New facemask technology is one of many innovative technologies and therapies developed by researchers at the AUT BioDesign Lab.
Mayoral Drive Student Accommodation

World-class accommodation at AUT

26 Jan, 2021
Applications for AUT’s new Mayoral Drive Student Accommodation are now open.
Kabir Dasgupta, Gail Pacheco, Alexander Plum

Relationships matter in health choices

Business
26 Jan, 2021
New research finds personal and professional interactions can determine how, how much, and how satisfyingly people use child healthcare services.
Trump

Trump's Twitter legacy

Communication studies
20 Jan, 2021
Trump’s time is up, but his Twitter legacy lives on in the global spread of QAnon conspiracy theories, writes Professor Verica Rupar.
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2021 NZ Sustainability survey launches

Business
18 Jan, 2021
Eligible participants are invited to complete the second annual survey on NZ's sustainability profession.
MFAT Scholars

Internships for our MFAT NZ Scholars

18 Jan, 2021
Summer got busy for four AUT students as they embarked on a 10-week summer internship programme.
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Engineering Awards 2020

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
17 Dec, 2020
The 2020 Engineering Awards, hosted online for the first time, recognised the success and talent of AUT's great engineering graduates.
A screenshot from Assassin's Creed, showing an assassin decending on a wooden building in winter.

Assassin's Creed: Why is it successful?

Language and culture
17 Dec, 2020
Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed series is one of the world’s best-selling video game series.
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Art and Design Awards

Art and design
17 Dec, 2020
The 2020 Art and Design Awards recognise students' scholarly excellence as well as their outstanding contribution to the school and wider community.
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Communication Studies 2020 Awards

Communication studies
17 Dec, 2020
Students were recognised for their outstanding accomplishments at this year's Communication Studies Awards.
Future Environments Creative

Future Environments Awards

17 Dec, 2020
The success and achievement of our amazing students was recognised by the School of Future Environments at their annual awards ceremony.
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Computer and Mathematical Sciences Awards

17 Dec, 2020
AUT’s Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences recognised students' talent, achievement and success in their annual awards ceremony.
Vavanga Island kids

Vavanga hospo returned

Science
15 Dec, 2020
Marine ecology staff have raised $4000 toward a new primary school in the Solomon Islands.
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Brand activism moves up the supply chain

Business
14 Dec, 2020
Brand activism and supply chains raise questions about corporate accountability and commercial censorship, write Sommer Kapitan and Jessica Vredenburg.
Dan Tautolo

PHANZ Pasifika Award

Health sciences
11 Dec, 2020
Associate Professor El-Shadan Tautolo has been recognised for his outstanding achievement and leadership in Pacific public health.
David Robie, Del Abcede and John Pulu

Director of Pacific Media Centre retires

Communication studies
11 Dec, 2020
Professor David Robie, founding Director of the AUT Pacific Media Centre, has announced his retirement from the role.
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Te Ruānuku: The Alchemist in te reo

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
10 Dec, 2020
The Alchemist is now available to read in te reo Māori as Te Ruānuku, thanks to AUT te reo Lecturer Hēmi Kelly.
PM Jacinda Ardern and commemoration of mosque attack victims

Mosque attack report a start, not an end

Law
14 Dec, 2020
The royal commission report on the Christchurch atrocity is a beginning, not an end, writes Law Professor Kris Gledhill.
Shailan Patel and Benny Zhong

Industry praise success in difficult times

10 Dec, 2020
Fulfilling academic study this year has been tough, yet 80 AUT students also successfully completed Edge and Beyond Awards despite the challenges.
Mohd Akhtaar

The worlds first Islamic mindfulness app

Communication studies
08 Dec, 2020
AUT alumnus Mohd Akhtaar has created Mindful Muslim, the world’s first Islamic mindfulness app.
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