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Positive impact in education recognised

Positive impact in education recognised

13 Dec, 2022
Bachelor of Arts in Education student Emeline Latu was recently awarded The Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Award for Education and Teaching.
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.
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.
Four children playing with plastic animal toys at a low round table.

Taking care seriously in 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.
International students being welcomed on AUT's marae.

Canadians study at AUT to be teachers

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.
Meet our staff: Tafili Utumapu-McBride

Meet our staff: Tafili Utumapu-McBride

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.
A picture of the word

NZ histories curriculum at AUT

26 May, 2022
The Auckland University of Technology is meeting the needs of teachers with the implementation of the new school history curriculum from 2023.
Kiwi kids reading for pleasure

Kiwi kids who read for pleasure do well

03 Dec, 2021
Encouraging children to read for pleasure – which is different from it being a school task – has all kinds of benefits.
Schools moving to hot desking

Is school ‘hot desking’ beneficial?

09 Nov, 2021
In recent years some schools have replaced individual desks with circular booths and shared tables for collaborative work.
A composite image showing the four AUT Marsden grant recipients.

Four Marsden fund grants for AUT

03 Nov, 2021
Four AUT research projects have been granted more than $2.8 million in the 2021 Marsden Fund round.
New AUT Professors

New Professors and Associate Professors 3

01 Nov, 2021
Eight AUT academics have been promoted to the position of Professor, and a further 22 have been appointed as Associate Professors.
X Challenge finalists 2021

Meet the 2021 X Challenge Finalists

10 Sep, 2021
Read about the eight finalists who will be battling to win $20,000 of cash and prizes in AUT's entrepreneurship competition.
WF WG sky tower

AUT climbs up the global rankings

02 Sep, 2021
AUT continues to climb up the global university rankings joining the University of Otago in second place in NZ and the top 250 universities in the world.
Professor Andrew GIbbons

Five questions: Professor Andrew Gibbons

09 Jul, 2021
We asked Professor Andrew Gibbons five questions about his research ahead of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
New AUT Professors

New Professors and Associate Professors

30 Nov, 2020
Nine academics have been appointed to the position of Professor, effective from 1 January 2021. 19 academics have been appointed as Associate Professors.
Rosa Kalauni smiling in front of a classroom whiteboard.

Hope for the Niuean language in Aotearoa

23 Oct, 2020
Learning the Niuean language and the culture embedded within it can bring identity and self-esteem, AUT alumna Rosa Kalauni says.
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.
Early childhood education teacher teaching five young children at a low desk.

The bumpy road ahead for ECE teachers

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.
Dr Andrew Gibbons

Early Learning Action Plan

13 Dec, 2019
Our nation discourages a career in early childhood education by its social and structural discriminations in status and pay, writes Dr Andrew Gibbons.
QS stars 2019

AUT a 5-star university across all categories

13 Nov, 2019
AUT has received the maximum five stars for the first time in every category according to the global education analysts QS in their recent results.
New Professors announced in 2019

New Professors and Associate Professors

07 Nov, 2019
AUT has announced the promotion of 12 leading academics to the position of Professor. A further 15 academics have been appointed as Associate Professors.
THE Rankings Sep 2019

AUT moves up 50 places in world rankings

12 Sep, 2019
AUT is now in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 50 for research citations.
Woolf Fisher AUT scholarship Awards ceremony

19 first in family scholarships awarded

05 Sep, 2019
19 AUT students were awarded Woolf Fisher First-in-Family AUT Scholarships at a celebration event at the AUT South Campus on Thursday 29 August.
62% increase in AUT researchers

62% increase in AUT researchers

30 Apr, 2019
Growing expertise to help New Zealand and the world
They Are Us image - illustration by Ruby Jones


15 Mar, 2019
The tragic event in Christchurch today devastates us. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their friends and families.
Speaker Phoebe Tickell

Designing Organisations To Be More Human

28 Feb, 2019
Join us for the next Project Connect event and hear from Phoebe Tickell, an innovator, collaboration catalyst and serial systems entrepreneur.
Seddon Memorial Technical College reunion

Celebrating AUT through the years

21 Jan, 2019
Over 50 of our oldest alumni came together for the 2018 Seddon Memorial Technical College reunion hosted by the alumni office.
AUT Edge Award winners

Gaining skills for the workplace

14 Dec, 2018
Auckland Council are proud to sponsor the overall achievement prize for the AUT Edge Award, an extra-curricular employability award at AUT.
School students in class

Ministry addresses teacher shortage

30 Oct, 2018
In response to the need for teachers, AUT extended its offering of undergraduate education programmes this year, now available at all three Campuses.
The Sustainability Taskforce at the Roadmap launch

Minister launches sustainable blueprint

24 Oct, 2018
The Minister for Climate Change, the Hon James Shaw officially launched AUT’s Sustainability Roadmap on Friday 19 October.
WF WG sky tower

THE rankings place AUT in NZ top three

27 Sep, 2018
AUT has significantly improved in global university rankings published today by the Times Higher Education.
AUT students sit in the WG lecture hall

AUT 2019 domestic and international fees

13 Sep, 2018
Tuition fees for new domestic students, and for domestic and international students currently enrolled in a programme will increase in 2019.
Doctoral student’s research recognised

Doctoral student’s research recognised

06 Jul, 2018
Doctor of Education candidate Jacoba Matapo has been awarded the 2018 Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia (PESA) Doctoral Scholarship.

AUT responds to teacher shortage by providing teaching programmes at its campus in South Auckland.

21 Aug, 2017

AUT’s School of Education head Lyn Lewis says AUT will respond to demand from those wanting to study teaching in South and East Auckland.


New Tongan ECE book to protect Pacific culture

03 Nov, 2015

Protecting cultural principles and values is at the heart of a new book of Tongan nursery rhymes and poems launched at AUT South Campus on 31 October 2015.

New professor brings expertise in futures education to AUT

New professor brings expertise in futures education to AUT

14 Aug, 2013

Futures education expert Jane Gilbert took up her new role as a professor at AUT University’s School of Education this week.

Before joining AUT Professor Gilbert was a chief researcher at the NZ Council for Educational Research.  She has also worked as a secondary school teacher and an education lecturer.

Artists, teachers and academics celebrate creative classrooms

Artists, teachers and academics celebrate creative classrooms

05 Aug, 2013

Artists, teachers and researchers celebrated the work of renowned educationalist Elwyn Richardson at a symposium with exhibition at AUT University’s North Shore Campus in July.

Higher education conference comes to AUT

Higher education conference comes to AUT

03 Jul, 2013

The biggest higher education association in the Southern Hemisphere will hold its annual conference at AUT University this year.

The Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) will have its 36th conference in AUT’s newest space, the Sir Paul Reeves building.

Stand up education

Stand up education

11 Feb, 2013

Children sitting attentively listening to the teacher could be a thing of the past if research from AUT proves beneficial. While the students will still be listening to the teacher, they may be standing rather than sitting.

New teachers get mindful to cope in the classroom

New teachers get mindful to cope in the classroom

21 Jan, 2013

Teaching is a highly stressful occupation and studies report that in New Zealand 37 per cent of teachers resign by the end of their third year teaching.  

AUT education lecturer Dr Ross Bernay decided to address this issue in his doctorate of education (EdD) which looked at whether mindfulness can be used as a coping strategy for new teachers.

Mele Tautakitaki

Lecturer selected for Ministry Advisory Group

19 Mar, 2012

AUT lecturer Mele Ileini Tautakitaki was recently named as a member of the Ministry of Education’s Early Childhood Taskforce Advisory Group for children under the age of two.


14 metre fall survivor graduates

19 Dec, 2011

Breaking her jaw, two cheekbones and fracturing her foot in a recent abseiling fall did not prevent Mikaela Blayney from joining her friends in attending AUT’s graduation ceremony on Wednesday 14 December.


AUT applauds teaching excellence

29 Nov, 2011

Today students at AUT University recognised teaching staff in this year’s AuSM (Auckland Student Movement at AUT) Awesome Awards ceremony.

Pasifika educational resources under the spotlight at AUT Manukau

Pasifika educational resources under the spotlight at AUT Manukau

05 Aug, 2011

The future of Samoan teaching resources is looking brighter thanks to an educational conference held at AUT’s Manukau campus recently.


AUT buildings recognised in awards

14 Jun, 2011

AUT University buildings were awarded accolades at the Property Council Awards last Friday night.


NZ unis must make room for Pasifika models

25 Mar, 2011

Universities have been challenged to “change their ways” if Pasifika and other minority cultures are going to achieve their potential, says New Zealand’s first professor of Pacific studies.

AUT academic awarded Oxford Fellowship

AUT academic awarded Oxford Fellowship

14 Sep, 2010

AUT’s first University of Oxford Fellowship has been awarded to Jay Reid in the School of Education.

AUT launches new primary specialty

AUT launches new primary specialty

02 Mar, 2010

With the the Hon Dr Wayne Mapp, MP for the North Shore and Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, in attendance, AUT's School of Education launched a new primary specialty for its Bachelor of Education

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