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A1 building

A1 project to resume

13 Dec, 2021
Recently the AUT Council approved the recommencement of A1 after a lengthy retendering process.
AUT to teach Climate Action

AUT to teach Climate Action

Social sciences and public policy
09 Dec, 2021
How to change society in order to combat climate change can now be studied at AUT.
Supreme Winner Delta Waterways Team - Judges Q&A

AUT X Challenge 2021 – The Final Pitch

09 Dec, 2021
Eight teams pitched to win at X Challenge – The Final, competing for a share of the $20,000 cash prize pool and over $10,000 of goods and services.
Returning International students

AUT's returning international students

08 Dec, 2021
Working with the government’s border exception allocations, AUT has so far supported the return of 116 international students.
Elena Koulizi design photography

Post Fossil Fashion

Art and design
07 Dec, 2021
Final year Bachelor of Design Fashion Majors exhibit at Auckland Art Gallery alongside Quant: Fashion Revolutionary
Hope Ralph

AUT Sportsperson of the Year

Sport and recreation
02 Dec, 2021
36 AUT students from disciplines ranging from athletics to waka ama have been awarded an AUT Blue Award.
Surf Safe

Surf Safe wins local Lexus Design Award

Creative technologies
02 Dec, 2021
Creative Technologies student Lachie Douglas has won for his entry ‘Surf Safe’, a GPS life-saving wrist band.
AD21

AD21 showcases student work

Art and design
30 Nov, 2021
Graduating Art & Design students' work is being showcased through AD21.
Heather Came

Public Health Champion 2021

Health sciences
26 Nov, 2021
Associate Professor Heather Came has been named this year’s Kāhui Hauora Tūmatanui Public Health Champion.
Monique Cooper

AUT’s first Rhodes Scholar

23 Nov, 2021
Product development engineer Monique Cooper is the first ever AUT graduate to be awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.
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New scholarships discover diverse talent

Communication studies
22 Nov, 2021
AUT has partnered with Discovery NZ to launch a new scholarship, open to third-year Bachelor of Communication Studies students.
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AUT distributes $1.2M in hardship funding

22 Nov, 2021
AUT has distributed more than $1.2 million through its Student Hardship Fund this year, supporting 1526 students with 2482 financial assistance cases.
Business school

Award extended for Business School

Business
18 Nov, 2021
The prestigious AACSB International (AACSB) has extended its accreditation of AUT Business School for five years.
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Paul Moon gets first higher doctorate

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
18 Nov, 2021
Professor of History Paul Moon is the first academic to be awarded a higher doctorate by Auckland University of Technology (AUT).
Dong-Xu Liu

Epigenetic research in breast cancer

15 Nov, 2021
The International Breast Cancer Consortium for Epigenetic Discovery will be announced at the opening of the AUT-hosted Breast Cancer Research Symposium.
Damon Salesa

AUT appoints Dr Damon Salesa as new VC

15 Nov, 2021
Pacific scholar and senior university sector leader Dr Damon Salesa has been appointed to be the next Vice-Chancellor of AUT.
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Spotlight on sustainability

09 Nov, 2021
AUT’s inaugural Sustainability Report assesses our progress in creating a greener and more sustainable future.
Associate Professor Willem van Straten (left) and Lecturer Patricio Maturana Russel (right)

Gravitational waves Marsden success

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
04 Nov, 2021
Deciphering gravitational waves and decoding signals from the Universe.
Sustainable Intent

The sustainable in-tent: fashion design

Art and design
01 Nov, 2021
For final-year fashion student Molly Whitehead, sustainability and bringing old back has been central to her study at AUT.
Prototype knife and chopping board

Easier cooking for diverse needs

Art and design
01 Nov, 2021
Mt Richmond Special School students developed a design for a knife and chopping board for their SouthSci project, supported by Good Health Design at AUT.
AUT Design students

Students go global with APEC logo design

Art and design
27 Oct, 2021
Five AUT design students are thrilled their work has gone global, after they created the APEC Voices of the Future 2021 logo on behalf of New Zealand.
Recycled Reuse-cup, Jake Clayton

Teaching sustainability in design

Art and design
20 Oct, 2021
For Industrial Design students at AUT, light-proof milk bottles are a valuable resource to be reimagined in a circular economy challenge.
Offshore fish farms

Research: offshore fish farms

Science
19 Oct, 2021
AUT is leading a large 36-month international project to develop a technique to assess the environmental impact of offshore aquaculture.
Natalie - FYG

Meet law graduate Natalie

Law
18 Oct, 2021
Meet Natalie Devery, one of the four graduates featured in AUT’s Find Your Greatness Campaign.
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Pacific language videos: Niue

Health sciences
18 Oct, 2021
Episode eight of this year’s AUT Pacific Language Week video series has been released.
Electric Kiwi Hackathon 1

Closing the gap in STEM diversity

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
13 Oct, 2021
Electric Kiwi has joined forces with Auckland University of Technology to make a tangible step in closing the gap in STEM diversity.
Lauren FYG

Meet sport and rec grad Lauren

Sport and recreation
11 Oct, 2021
Meet Dr Lauren Keaney, one of the four graduates featured in AUT’s Find Your Greatness Campaign
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Click & Collect Sculpture Exhibition

Art and design
07 Oct, 2021
Second and third year sculpture students have put together Click & Collect, a live, socially distanced exhibition opening online on Friday 8 October.
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Pacific language videos: Fiji

Health sciences
05 Oct, 2021
It’s Fiji Language Week and episode seven of this year’s AUT Pacific Language Week video series has been released.
Fees increase

2022 tuition fees to increase by 1.7%

04 Oct, 2021
The AUT Council has approved an increase in tuition fees for domestic students by 1.7% in 2022.
Steve Henry

Should I get vaccinated?

Science
04 Oct, 2021
A view from a bioengineer working on COVID-19: Professor Steve Henry went from hesitant to believing mRNA vaccines are the way of the future.
Find Your Greatness

AUT launches Find Your Greatness phase 2

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
04 Oct, 2021
AUT is today launching phase two of our Find Your Greatness advertising campaign. Meet the four new graduates featured in the campaign.
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Pacific language videos: Tuvalu

Health sciences
28 Sep, 2021
To acknowledge Tuvalu Language Week, episode six of this year’s AUT Pacific Language Week video series has been released.
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Khylee Quince NZ’s 1st Māori Dean of Law

Law
28 Sep, 2021
Following an international search, AUT has appointed the country’s first Dean of Law who is Māori, Associate Professor Khylee Quince.
Lorenzo

SfTI funds bio-inspired underwater robot

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
24 Sep, 2021
Dr Lorenzo Garcia has secured $200,000 of funding in the latest round of the Science for Technological Innovation National Science Challenge.
Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2021

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
14 Sep, 2021
Find out how AUT is celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week).
Acquaculture

Year 11 students try AUT research

Science
13 Sep, 2021
Year 11 students flex their research muscles at AUT on real-life problem of climate change impacting aquaculture under Prof. Andrea Alfaro’s leadership.
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.
Supporting students

Supporting our students during lockdown

08 Sep, 2021
Find out how we’re supporting students - from financial support and wellbeing programmes to those who have innocently contracted COVID-19.
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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.
What's Wrong With You

What's Wrong With You?

Communication studies
01 Sep, 2021
What's Wrong With You? is a new podcast produced by two AUT alumni that provides an authentic insight on life as a disabled person.
BEL scholar

Notable award for AUT Business student

Business
01 Sep, 2021
An international honour society has recognised an AUT Business School postgraduate, highlighting the dedication of the society’s NZ alumni chapter.
ORCA success for AUT students

ORCA success for AUT students

Communication studies
30 Aug, 2021
Advertising Creativity Team Reece O’Gorman and Connor Cully have taken second place at the Outstanding Radio Creative Awards (ORCA).
Kelly Luo

Creating change in the community

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
13 Aug, 2021
Meet Kelly Luo, recipient of the 2021 Freemasons University Scholarship, who is passionate about creating change in her community.
Shanghai ranking

AUT’s Clinical Medicine first equal

Health sciences
06 Aug, 2021
AUT’s Clinical Medicine has been ranked joint first place amongst New Zealand universities.
HES Maori Celebration of Graduation

The mahi behind Māori graduates

Health sciences
05 Aug, 2021
In the midst of a global pandemic, unprecedented health sector reform and cultural change, Māori health students are still graduating.
L-R Taituwha King, MP for Auckland Central Chloe Swarbrick, VC Derek McCormack

Official opening of Te Āhuru

28 Jul, 2021
MP for Auckland Central, Chlöe Swarbrick, joined AUT representatives to officially open Te Āhuru Student Accommodation and Recreation Centre.
Professor Rhema Vaithianathan sitting arms crossed and looking at the camera.

CSDA screening tool in the spotlight

Social sciences and public policy
22 Jul, 2021
The work of AUT's Centre for Social Data Analytics in using computer algorithms for social good has been getting a lot of international news attention.
STEMtastic

Guides have a STEMtastic time at AUT

20 Jul, 2021
Recently nearly 80 Guides explored AUT during STEMtastic, an event presented by She Sharp and hosted by AUT, for GirlGuiding New Zealand.
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AUT staff behind canoe racing bid

Sport and recreation
19 Jul, 2021
AUT senior research fellows, Dr Dan Plews and Dr Adam Storey, are helping the New Zealand women's canoe racing team in their bid for Olympic gold.
Tony Astle Dinner

A recipe for a successful evening

Hospitality, tourism and events
13 Jul, 2021
16 second-year hospitality students and staff were given the opportunity to prepare and serve a meal for renowned restaurateur, Tony Astle.
Student Recreation Centre

AUT’s new Student Recreation Centre

09 Jul, 2021
Te Āhuru Recreation Centre in WQ is now open, with brand-new facilities and multi-use activity spaces.
Fulbright Scholarship

Fulbright NZ award winners 2021

08 Jul, 2021
Congratulations to 2021 Fulbright New Zealand scholarship award winners, AUT staff member Jenni Tupu and AUT alumna Hariata Tai Rakena.
Talk back cast

AUT on screen with Talkback

Communication studies
06 Jul, 2021
The City Campus is currently featuring on-screen with TVNZ’s new on-demand show Talkback.
Manurewa High School

Solving the affordable housing problem

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
02 Jul, 2021
AUT academics have partnered with Manurewa High School to bring mathematical modelling to life.
AUT book launch

AUT marks 21 years

30 Jun, 2021
This year marks twenty-one years of Auckland University of Technology as a university and over 125 years as a tertiary education institution.
MBIE

MBIE Science Whitinga Fellowships

24 Jun, 2021
Three early career researchers in the faculty of Design and Creative Technologies have been awarded MBIE Science Whitinga Fellowships.
MOU signing

Youth voices at APEC

18 Jun, 2021
New Zealand will host the international Voices of the Future youth conference as part of APEC this year.
AUT Drone Lab group photo

AUT Drone Lab Antarctic Conservation

17 Jun, 2021
AUT’s Drone Lab is part of the Australian Research Council $A36m project Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future (SAEF) project.
Te Hotonga Hapori

Impact of housing redevelopment on wellbeing

Health sciences
14 Jun, 2021
AUT has begun research on how urban housing redevelopment affects people’s wellbeing.
Alumni event

Eat and Chat with Alumni

04 Jun, 2021
Over 200 students came along to ‘Eat and Chat with Alumni’, which connected students with 25 graduates from all faculties and a range of industries.
Women in tech group photo

Smoothing the path for women in tech

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
01 Jun, 2021
Read the last Techweek blog on how AUT is mentoring and networking with women in tech.
Every Banana Helps

Ad School Grads Winning Awards

31 May, 2021
AUT’s advertising creativity graduates are showcasing their talents, with two creative teams from the 2020 graduating class scooping awards.
HRC 2021

HRC Emerging Researchers First Grants

28 May, 2021
AUT picked up one third of Health Research Council Emerging Researchers First Grants this year.
Marilyn Waring standing in a library.

Dame Marilyn Waring on new WHO Council

Social sciences and public policy
12 May, 2021
The World Health Organisation has asked Dame Marilyn Waring to help come up with new strategies to build healthy societies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students playing foosball

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
itefresh

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.
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).
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.
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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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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.
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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Communication Studies 2020 Awards

Communication studies
17 Dec, 2020
Students were recognised for their outstanding accomplishments at this year's Communication Studies Awards.
Art and Design Eva Blok

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.
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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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.
BCIS

BCIS final projects showcase diversity

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
03 Dec, 2020
Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences graduating students’ industry projects have developed solutions for a range of organisations.
AUT student Caitlin Farnham and Matt Walsh, CEO of the Sky Sport Breakers

Breaking into the workforce

Sport and recreation
24 Nov, 2020
After having her internship delayed due to COVID-19, fourth year student Caitlin Farnham is excited to finally be working with the Sky Sport Breakers.
Otairongo

Best Awards Winners 2020

17 Nov, 2020
AUT has had another successful year at the Best Awards – the Design Institute of New Zealand’s annual awards recognising excellence in design.
Dr Cassandra Fleming

AUT success with Marsden funding

12 Nov, 2020
Two AUT academics have won 2020 Marsden funding for research projects.
A misty forest.

A roadmap to action for climate finance

Social sciences and public policy
10 Nov, 2020
AUT academics have helped put together a comprehensive new report on how we can reform our financial system to help fight the climate crisis.
David Towns and Kath McPherson

David Towns awarded professor emeritus

Science
04 Nov, 2020
One of NZ’s most influential conservation scientists, Professor David Towns, has been awarded the title of professor emeritus.
Jonah Lomu and Kieran Read in action

Business scholarships for rugby stars

Business
27 Oct, 2020
A new partnership between AUT and Counties Manukau Rugby will support outstanding young rugby players in their academic careers.
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