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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.
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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. 
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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.
Professor Rhema Vaithianathan speaking at a lecturn in Abu Dhabi

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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Two women recording with headphones and mixer

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A cartoon graphic showing green technologies and a hand holding a coin.

Was Covid-19 good for climate spending?

Social sciences and public policy
18 Jul, 2022
The global Covid-19 pandemic gave an opportunity to spend on New Zealand’s response to the climate crises, but did it?
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Kiribati Language Week 2022

Sport and recreation
11 Jul, 2022
We’re pleased to launch our Kiribati episode of AUT’s 2022 Pacific Language Week Video series – AUT Focus on Sustainability.
Four people in high vis vests

Accolades for Shadow A Leader 2022

08 Jul, 2022
Shadow A Leader is one of AUT’s flagship partnership programmes, giving thousands of students an invaluable day shadowing top leaders in Auckland.
nGVS balancing on log

HRC funding boosts nGVS research

Health sciences
06 Jul, 2022
AUT-led neurological rehabilitation project investigates brain stimulation intervention for inner ear-related imbalance and blurred vision.
AUT hosting nearly 1,000 Y13 students

AUT hosting nearly 1,000 Y13 students

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
05 Jul, 2022
AUT’s student recruitment team is hosting nearly 1,000 Year 13 students through its school programme this year.
Nicola Kayes

Five Questions: Professor Nicola Kayes

Health sciences
04 Jul, 2022
We asked Nicola five questions ahead of her Inaugural Professorial Address
Maibritt Pedersen Zari

Living cities combat climate change

Architecture and built environment
29 Jun, 2022
Planted walls and rooftops, wetlands, tree-lined roadsides and urban ngahere help mitigate climate change. We need more of them in our cities now.
Sabrina Naseem, receiving the ENZ Auckland Branch’s GT Murray Award

Engineering alumna honoured by ENZ

16 Jun, 2022
Engineering NZ’s Auckland branch has awarded AUT Construction Engineering alumna its GT Murray Award for best student presentation.
Tim Roth

AUT talent showcased at NZIFF

15 Jun, 2022
This year’s New Zealand International Film Festival sees two feature films with AUT connections premiering.
Dame Judy McGregor standing arms crossed and smiling in front of a Pacific tapestry

Judy McGregor made a Dame Companion

Social sciences and public policy
10 Jun, 2022
Dame Judy McGregor has “lifted the voices and improved the lives of women, children and older people around the world”.
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Game changer

Language and culture
09 Jun, 2022
Nick Jones’ fascination with storytelling started in his childhood. Now he’s joined Swedish games creator Sharkmob in London. AUT’s Insight meets him.
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Almost human

Law
09 Jun, 2022
AUT law alumnus Sam Ennor is deeply fascinated by the legal ramifications of the rapidly approaching AI revolution. AUT’s Insight magazine meets him.
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The power of Lisa

Business
09 Jun, 2022
As a leader in Deloitte’s forensic team Lisa Tai has helped uncover criminal activities, tackle fraud and fight white-collar crime. AUTs Insight meets her.
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For the greater good

Health sciences
09 Jun, 2022
Dr Mangor Pedersen is harnessing the power of AI to revolutionise the treatment of epilepsy, traumatic brain injury and dementia. AUT’s Insight meets him.
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This one precious life

Communication studies
09 Jun, 2022
Now a journalist for Māori Television and founder of the charity Brave, Jess Tyson is a beacon of hope for Māori youth. AUT’s Insight magazine meets her.
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Engineering a better world

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
09 Jun, 2022
Creating life-saving implants and helping launch satellites into space are all in a day’s work for Kurt Schmidt. AUT’s Insight magazine talks to him.
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A beacon for human performance

Sport and recreation
09 Jun, 2022
Helping people live longer healthier lives has been a lifelong quest for AUT alumnus and LA native Matt Kritz. AUT’s Insight magazine catches up with him.
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Champion for digital transformation

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
09 Jun, 2022
Spearheading the digital transformation at Fresh Direct NZ has cemented Avinash de Silva’s place in the fast-growing IT sector. AUT’s Insight meets him.
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The making of a university

09 Jun, 2022
Derek McCormack was one of New Zealand’s longest serving vice-chancellors. AUT’s Insight magazine asked him to reflect on his, and AUT’s, journey.
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Beauty entrepreneur’s winning formula

Communication studies
09 Jun, 2022
AUT’s Insight magazine meets Jaimee Lupton: PR whiz, entrepreneur and co-founder of MONDAY, a cult line of luxurious-yet-affordable haircare.
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The best job in the world

Communication studies
09 Jun, 2022
It was a lightbulb moment during his comms degree that determined the career of Jeremy Olds who now works in Paris. AUT’s Insight magazine meets him.
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Driving change for diversity in golf

Sport and recreation
09 Jun, 2022
Tagging along with her sports-mad parents was the ultimate training ground for world champion golfer and AUT alumna Phillis Meti. AUT’s Insight meets her.
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AUT BioDesign Lab: Testing boundaries

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
09 Jun, 2022
At the AUT BioDesign Lab, engineers, designers, physiologists, neuroscientists & clinicians join forces to solve real problems. AUT’s Insight meets them.
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In pursuit of equity and excellence

Law
09 Jun, 2022
Her plan was to practise law - not teach it. Now Associate Professor Khylee Quince is the first Māori law school dean in Aotearoa. AUT’s Insight meets her.
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Pushing boundaries in a global market

Business
09 Jun, 2022
AUT’s Insight magazine meets Will Farrell-Green who is now Amazon’s lead of creator product for audio and based in San Francisco.
A screenshot of the video showing a cartoon depiction of a Samoan island.

Samoa Language Week 2022

31 May, 2022
Episode two of AUT’s 2022 Pacific Language Week Video series – AUT Focus on Sustainability – is live.
The official logo Te Tohu o Matariki, featuring nine coloured styalised stars.

AUT celebrates Matariki 2022

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
31 May, 2022
This year Aotearoa will have a Matariki public holiday, and AUT has a plethora of events happening around campus over the next month.
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.
Jordan Tane

Opportunity to shine a light on Matariki

Art and design
25 May, 2022
Communication design student Jordan Tane (Ngāpuhi) has designed nine posters – one for each Matariki star – which will be displayed around AUT campuses.
Students constructing a bridge

A bridge to future engineering careers

24 May, 2022
AUT in partnership with industry groups are building interest in future engineering careers with the launch of the Bridges to Schools project.
A school aged girl eating chips and a donut out of a lunchbox.

School ban on sugary drinks won't help

Health sciences
11 May, 2022
Professor Grant Schofield thinks a ban on sugary drinks in schools will do nothing measurable and, at worse, it borders on virtue signalling.
Tech Week 2022

Techweek 2022 – 16 – 22 May

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
09 May, 2022
AUT is excited to once again be a strategic partner for Techweek, with several on-campus events taking place next week.
Screenshot of the video showing the words

Rotuman Language Week 2022

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
09 May, 2022
The first episode of AUT’s 2022 Pacific Language Week video series – AUT Focus on Sustainability – has been released for Rotuman Language Week.
Pacific Language Weeks banner.

2022 Pacific Language Weeks

06 May, 2022
AUT is proud to participate in the 2022 Pacific Language Weeks series. This year’s theme is ‘sustainability’.
Media AUpaho

Putting 'me' at the heart of the media

Communication studies
06 May, 2022
AUT in partnership with GirlGuiding New Zealand has launched a badge designed to build critical thinking and media literacy skills for Guides and Rangers.
2022 AUT University Ranking

AUT rises in global impact rankings

28 Apr, 2022
AUT has again been ranked amongst the world’s leading universities in the 2022 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, rising 16 places from last year.
UniPrep students at South Campus

Collective support on journey to success

26 Apr, 2022
AUT's UniPrep programme equips Auckland school leavers with necessary skills and tools for transition into university.
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A Pacific Feminist Agenda

Art and design
12 Apr, 2022
AUT’s latest sponsored exhibition at Auckland Art Gallery’s Declaration: A Pacific Feminist Agenda opens on 26 March.
Sports Web

Rural communities grow top athletes

Sport and recreation
07 Apr, 2022
Research on elite New Zealand hockey players from small-town and rural areas has produced new evidence on what can help make a top athlete.
Prof Damon Salesa

Leading AUT’s mahi to boost student success

04 Apr, 2022
New VC Professor Damon Salesa inspired by achievement to date and committed to growing focus on equity and excellence.
Steve Henry

Prof Steve Henry new Royal Society Fellow

21 Mar, 2022
Congratulations to Professor Steve Henry of Kode Technology Innovation (DCT) and Kode Biotech, on being made a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
AUT donates furniture to Tongan relief

Extending manaaki to our community

16 Mar, 2022
A 40-foot container full of desks and chairs donated by AUT has been shipped over to Tonga to get schools up and running.
Nz Trees App

NZ Tree intel in your pocket, even offline

16 Mar, 2022
AUT’s popular NZ Trees app has been updated with more than double the number of native plants now included as well as an offline feature.
Ziba Eidizada holding a loaf of bread.

A bakery programme with heart

Hospitality, tourism and events
10 Mar, 2022
Nine former refugees have been learning the art of bread making thanks to a new social enterprise, The Bread Collective.
Nancy Johnson-Hunt and Emily Miller-Sharma sitting on stage smailing at the camera.

A talk on fashion and sustainability

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
07 Mar, 2022
A panel discussion at Auckland Art Gallery on the future of the New Zealand fashion industry was chaired by AUT doctoral candidate Nancy Johnson-Hunt.
A stock image of a man knitting while looking at a laptop.

The masculine discourse of men who knit

Language and culture
01 Mar, 2022
Men who knit use language on social media that justifies their participation in the craft.
Techweek 2022 – 16 – 22 May

Techweek 2022: 16 - 22 May

Creative technologies
28 Feb, 2022
AUT is excited to once again be a strategic partner for Techweek.
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AUT scholar wins Fulbright

Business
23 Feb, 2022
Congratulations to the Business School's Tago Mharapara, who will head to Brown University in the USA as a 2022 Fulbright New Zealand scholar.
Best Awards 2021

AUT at Best Awards 2021

22 Feb, 2022
AUT’s Art and Design students have won a total of 40 awards at 2021’s Best Awards, including 14 Gold, 12 Silver and 14 Bronze.
AUT equipment arrives to Tonga aboard a New Zealand Defence Force plane. Supplied: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Graduate and AUT help Tongan recovery

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
18 Feb, 2022
An AUT engineering graduate living in Tonga reached out to AUT staff to help reconnect vital communications following the devastating volcanic eruption.
Engineering the future of air travel

Engineering the future of air travel

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
08 Feb, 2022
Technical skills are only one part of the job for software engineers, which is why AUT engineering students spend hundreds of hours working with industry.
Preparing students to make an impact

Preparing students to make an impact

Business
08 Feb, 2022
There’s growing recognition of the value of entrepreneurial skills, and the AUT Business School’s entrepreneurship courses help students make an impact.
Te ao Māori lens key to media major

Te ao Māori lens key to media major

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
08 Feb, 2022
AUT’s Māori Media major offers many opportunities for students like Zayne Collier (Ngāti Porou me Te Rarawa) to create their own short films and apps.
Computer Science For High Schools, February 10 2022

CS4HS open to more digital technology teachers

04 Feb, 2022
The CS4HS workshop will take place online on Thursday 10 February and will now be able to host even more teachers from throughout New Zealand.
RespirAq

RespirAq secures $1.5m investment

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
26 Jan, 2022
A company formed to commercialise innovative respiratory technology, RespirAq, developed by AUT researchers has secured $1.5m of investment.
Wearing chef outfits and standing close to each other in a row: chefs Michael Lopesi, Rakesh Pillai, Sid Sahrawat, Laura-Jane Muller and Esther Olatunbosun

AUT graduates showcase NZ cuisine

Hospitality, tourism and events
20 Jan, 2022
The world's countries have gathered in Dubai to display what they have to offer. In the middle of the excitement are AUT culinary arts graduates.
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