Research and Education Advanced Network New Zealand Ltd (REANNZ) and AUT University last week celebrated the successful connection of AUT’s radio telescope at Warkworth to the Kiwi Advanced Research and Education Network (KAREN).
Professor Guy Littlefair has been appointed by Auckland University of Technology (AUT) as the new Dean of its Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies (DCT) and Pro-Vice Chancellor. He will take up the position in July 2017.
Technology co-designed by an AUT academic that improves earthquake resilience in buildings has won more than three million dollars in government funding.
The Resilient Slip-Friction Joint (RSFJ) was designed by Structural Engineering lecturer Dr Pouyan Zarnani with two members of Auckland University’s Civil and Environmental Engineering department when he was a post-doctoral fellow there.
Six lucky AUT students are this month getting the rare opportunity to go behind the doors of Huawei HQ in Shenzhen and see what is involved in being the world’s biggest telecommunications technology retailer.
The traditional concept of office workers stuck at desks all day is changing.
An increasing number of workplaces are allowing employees to work remotely (teleworking) but very little is known about the practice in Australasia. A new project involving AUT researchers aims to learn more.
We are celebrating our biggest graduation on record – with a total of 3922 students graduating in one of 10 ceremonies over the next four days. Prior to the first ceremony on each day of graduation our graduands will parade in full regalia from Albert Park, along Queen Street through Auckland CBD, finishing at the Town Hall where the ceremonies will take place.
New Zealand’s universities are currently educating more than 7000 equivalent full time engineering students. The Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand’s recent report indicates an additional 2000 more engineering graduates will be needed to support an innovation-led economy. The Budget 2012 allocated an additional $42 million for this purpose. Therefore AUT has increased its engineering student intake for next year by nearly 10%.
Jo Aleh and her partner Olivia Powrie won the gold medal in the 470 sailing class in one of the final events of the London Olympics. The pair went into the final race equal with the British team on points. They secured the gold emphatically by winning the final race with the British entry finishing ninth.
An array of top international scientists including the inventor of Wi-Fi and the astronomer who downgraded Pluto converges on Auckland next week for the SKANZ 2012* conference hosted by AUT University.
The disadvantage of women in the work place has long been of interest to researchers. However with support from this year’s Marsden Fund, Dr Irene Ryan of AUT Business School now hopes to turn the lens towards the male advantage.
New Zealand and Australia’s bid to host the international SKA radio telescope has taken a leap forward, following the commissioning of a working optical fibre link between AUT University’s radio telescope and radio telescopes across Australia including CSIRO’s Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP) telescope in Western Australia.
Most New Zealanders are now the typical user of the internet. Latest World Internet Project figures show that broadband usage has jumped to over 80 per cent of users, taking Internet presence over a threshold which makes it an established part of most New Zealanders' lives.
Astronomers from New Zealand and abroad are meeting at AUT University this week to hear about the contribution New Zealand can make to the upcoming international space exploration project, the Square Kilometre Array.