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Does travel insurance have a future?

Law
01 Oct, 2020
The Law School’s Christopher Whitehead discusses the complex world of travel, insurance, and legalese in pandemic times.
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Carb cut could improve Covid-19 outcomes

Health sciences
30 Sep, 2020
Simple diet changes can reduce Covid-19 potential impact says an AUT author in the British Medical Journal.
Blue Economy research

$2.7m for offshore aquaculture

Science
29 Sep, 2020
AUT ecologist Dr Kay Vopel is leading a project to develop new protocols for offshore fish farming.
Professor Jun Lu

Five questions with Professor Jun Lu

Science
29 Sep, 2020
We asked Professor Jun Lu five questions about his research ahead of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
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AUT 2020 Best Awards finalists

18 Sep, 2020
Thirty-six projects from AUT are finalists for the 2020 Best Awards.
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Wellington Phoenix partnership

Sport and recreation
17 Sep, 2020
AUT partners with the Wellington Phoenix on sport education
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2020 X Challenge Finalists

15 Sep, 2020
Read about the eight finalists of X Challenge, AUT's entrepreneurship competition.
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New app to learn te reo Maori

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
14 Sep, 2020
A free AUT app that teaches how to use te reo Māori in real life situations is now available for download.
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He taupanga hou e akona ai te reo Maori

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
14 Sep, 2020
E wātea ana tētahi taupānga utukore e whakaako ana me pēhea te whakamahi i te reo Māori i ētahi horopaki tūturu ki ō tātou ao, hei mea tiki ake mā te marea
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Te Wiki o te Reo Maori 2020

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
10 Sep, 2020
It's Māori Language Week, from September 14. Here's how to get involved at AUT.
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Freemasons Scholarship recipients 2020

09 Sep, 2020
Meet Joshua Iosefo and Olaf Wrieden, the 2020 AUT recipients of the Freemasons Scholarship.
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AUT launches new advertising campaign

04 Sep, 2020
AUT graduates are telling the story in their own words of how their AUT experience inspired them and shaped their lives and futures.
Helen Dervan

Law scholar wins Trans-Tasman prize

Law
03 Sep, 2020
The Law School’s Helen Dervan has co-authored award-winning research about how to improve NZ’s approach to financial regulation.
Ryan Ashton

Spotlighting job search tools

01 Sep, 2020
Shining a spotlight on two vital job search tools for students was how AUT helped students refocus around the uncertainty of Auckland’s second lockdown.
Language interpreter Dr Mustafa Derbashi sitting at a desk.

Interpreting at a terrorist's hearing

Language and culture
21 Aug, 2020
In the middle of the action at the Christchurch mosques terrorist’s sentencing will be AUT alumnus, and language interpreter, Dr Mustafa Derbashi.
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Former refugee now Ivy League student

Social sciences and public policy
05 Aug, 2020
AUT alumnus Guled Mire says his new Fulbright NZ scholarship to study at an Ivy League university sends a strong message to other refugee kids.
New accounting case comp

Big support for new accounting case comp

Business
04 Aug, 2020
Business School supports lockdown-inspired Auckland Accounting Case Competition
Associate Professor Barbara Bollard in Antarctica

Q&A with Assoc Professor Bollard: Collecting data in Antarctica

30 Jul, 2020
Q&A with Associate Professor Bollard about collecting data in Antarctica.
International Mask Festival

Strengthening cultural links

24 Jul, 2020
Lester Finch, Director of AUT’s Indonesia Centre was invited by the Indonesian Government to speak at the Indonesian Mask Festival last month.
Keith Tudor

Pioneers of Co-creative TA celebrated

Health sciences
24 Jul, 2020
AUT Professor of Psychotherapy, Keith Tudor, has received the 2020 Eric Berne Memorial Award in Transactional Analysis (TA).
Vivian's story was brought to life in the form of a graphic novel illustrated by AUT Dr Tatiana Tavares.

A new way of research storytelling

Art and design
20 Jul, 2020
Vivian is a graphic novel about the intersections between gender and palliative care.
Associate Professor El-Shadan Tautolo with his child on his knee.

Fathers, let’s think of the kids

Health sciences
17 Jul, 2020
Spending quality time with our children and being involved in their lives will help them through these uncertain times.
Patria Hume

The lasting impacts of rugby injuries

Sport and recreation
17 Jul, 2020
A UK study of former rugby players shows they continue to suffer a high ‘injury load’ after retirement from the sport.
A child sitting on their father's shoulders, looking at the sunset.

Pacific language videos: Kiribati

Health sciences
13 Jul, 2020
The Kiribati instalment in the AUT Pacific language video series – ‘Adapting to a changing world, shaping resilient futures’ – has been released.
AUT Head of Art and Design Dr Andrew Withell

Why does art and design matter?

Art and design
09 Jul, 2020
Simply put, the role of artists and designers is to make the world a better place, writes Dr Andrew Withell, Head of Art and Design at AUT.
AUT Spatial Design grad Mossiah Fina'i

Design Through a Pasifika Lens

Art and design
09 Jul, 2020
Using his Samoan heritage, one recent AUT graduate has found his drive to make the intangible come to life.
Marilyn Waring

The economics during lockdown

Social sciences and public policy
08 Jul, 2020
One of the most entrenched existing biases in economic practice was highlighted and magnified by the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown in Aotearoa.
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Researcher appointed to global network

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
02 Jul, 2020
Dr Stuart Weston has been appointed to the International VLBI Service (IVS), a global network of radio telescopes.
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HRC grants for three AUT researchers

02 Jul, 2020
AUT researchers working on stroke, exercise science and traumatic brain injury research have received Health Research Council grants.
Thorne Snow

Masters student wins 20000 scholarship

Language and culture
26 Jun, 2020
Master of Creative Writing student and mental health advocate Thorne Snow has been awarded a William Georgetti Scholarship worth $20,000.
Dr Atakohu Middleton in front of the wharenui at AUT.

Turning the lens on Māori journalism

25 Jun, 2020
What is Māori-language news journalism? It’s not exactly like its mainstream, English-language cousin.
Hospitality student Sally Claire Nutt smiling in the foreground, with four of her fellow students preparing food behind.

Student chefs cook for the homeless

Hospitality, tourism and events
24 Jun, 2020
Hospitality students working in AUT’s commercial kitchen are preparing high-quality food for the homeless.
AUT Ecologist Dr Bradley Case

Study - Non-crop vegetation helps farms

Science
17 Jun, 2020
Non-productive vegetation on farms can increase ecosystem services such as decomposition and nitrogen mineralisation, according to a recent study.
Lindsey White

AUT research guides Blue Economy project

Science
12 Jun, 2020
AUT has commenced work on five studies which will guide international research on using the ocean for aquaculture and energy production.
Dr Mahsa

Getting more kids into STEM is crucial

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
12 Jun, 2020
Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh, Director of Women in STEM at AUT says now more than ever getting and maintaining children’s interest in STEM is vital.
Gentle Man by Imuy Teav

AUT grad named international finalist

Art and design
10 Jun, 2020
AUT Fashion Design graduate Imuy Teav is one of the finalists for the 2020 iD International Emerging Designer Awards.
Example of Welby's preparatory drawings in Auckland boxing clubs created between 2017 and 2020.

PUNCH: a new film by AUT Welby Ings

Art and design
10 Jun, 2020
The New Zealand Film Commission recently approved production finance for AUT Professor Welby Ings’ feature film PUNCH.
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Employment for students after COVID-19

09 Jun, 2020
Nanogirl Lab, Eat My Lunch and Snap Rentals were just a few of the employers who inspired students during our online Employability Matters Week.
Professor Simnon in a blue checkered shirt.

A ‘new normal’ for Pacific Tourism

Hospitality, tourism and events
08 Jun, 2020
Amidst the global impact of COVID-19, the time is now for the Pacific Islands to re-think and re-shape tourism, writes Professor Simon Milne.
Early childhood education teacher teaching five young children at a low desk.

The bumpy road ahead for ECE teachers

Education
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.
3D Rendering of coronavirus

Digital contact tracing for COVID-19

Social sciences and public policy
03 Jun, 2020
Digital contact tracing solutions for COVID-19 must offer exceptional speed and achieve high take-up rates to be useful, a working paper has found.
Kevin Kukla and Julia Leonard.

Documentary looks at Māori culture

02 Jun, 2020
Experiencing Māori culture while studying on exchange at AUT has inspired two filmmakers from the United States.
Sharyn Graham Davies smiling at the camera.

Lessons From NZ’s Bubbles For The World

Social sciences and public policy
02 Jun, 2020
Initial findings into how New Zealanders did under lockdown can now help inform policy makers around the globe fighting COVID-19.
Dr Radilaite Cammock

HRC grants for four AUT researchers

Health sciences
27 May, 2020
Dr Radilaite Cammock is one of four AUT researchers who recently received a prestigious Health Research Council grant to support their work.
Samoan woman holding the hand of a child.

Pacific language videos: Samoa

25 May, 2020
The second episode in the AUT Pacific language video series – ‘Adapting to a changing world, shaping resilient futures’ – has been released.
Screenshot of AUT's Rotuman Language Week video showing a mother and child walking through the surf on Ratuma.

Pacific language videos: Rotuma

11 May, 2020
To mark the start of Rotuman Language Week in Aotearoa, AUT has launched the first instalment of its Pacific Language Video series.
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Calls to protect against modern slavery

Law
11 May, 2020
NZ Government must protect most vulnerable workers during COVID-19.
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Pacific language video series

Health sciences
08 May, 2020
A video series by AUT will highlight the Pacific Islands Families (PIF) Study’s work in shaping resilient futures for Pacific communities.
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Students get job-ready during lockdown

08 May, 2020
Students were able to take advantage of AUT’s Employability and Careers services during the lockdown to get career ready for future opportunities.
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AUT team joins global Antarctic project

Science
06 May, 2020
The Australian Government has awarded AUD $36 million to a research program, Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future (SAEF).
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The survival challenge for NZ tourism

Hospitality, tourism and events
04 May, 2020
Now is the time for tourism operators to win back the hearts of domestic tourists.
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Bursting the bubble fallacy

Social sciences and public policy
29 Apr, 2020
We can’t always conflate the occupants of a single residence into one neat group.
Professor Judy McGregor, smiling and standing in front of a Pacific Island artwork.

Call for better oversight of aged care

Social sciences and public policy
28 Apr, 2020
Covid-19 has critically exposed the frailties of our current regulatory and oversight systems surrounding aged care, Professor Judy McGregor writes.
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AUT provides digital access to thousands

21 Apr, 2020
AUT delivers commitment to digital and educational equity.
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Research with impact: Rachel Morrison

Business and economics
16 Mar, 2020
How can academics show the real-world value of their research? Translate, translate, translate. Associate Professor Rachel Morrison shows how.
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Marketing expert makes media headlines

Business and economics
12 Mar, 2020
From mouldy burgers to panic buying at the supermarket – what can we learn about the impact of marketing on our thoughts and actions as consumers?
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AUT expert shares research on aged care

Business and economics
11 Mar, 2020
AUT employment expert delivers key findings on improving work conditions for aged-care workers.
Saints of paradox

Augmented Reality book wins competition

Art and design
10 Mar, 2020
AUT's art and design lecturer Tatiana Tavares is one of the winners of Communication Arts Magazine’s annual illustration contest.
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Everything is not ka pai

Law
06 Mar, 2020
Research from AUT’s Law School shows New Zealand universities are ill-equipped to protect Māori IP.
The manuhiri are led onto AUT's marae.

Welcome for the new AUT Council

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
05 Mar, 2020
Members of this term’s AUT Council have been welcomed with a pōwhiri at Ngā Wai o Horotiu marae.
Dr Lola Van Wagenen and Dr George Burrill sitting on a couch, smiling.

Kind and modest duo receive AUT award

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
05 Mar, 2020
A humble couple whose generous support has allowed students from Vermont to study at AUT, and vice versa, have received recognition.
AUT Professor Ben Wooliscroft

What is a road?

Business and economics
04 Mar, 2020
Professor of Macromarketing Ben Wooliscroft looks beneath the bitumen to tackle an issue that looms large in this election year.
Professor Rhema Vaithianathan

Screening tool in Netflix documentary

Social sciences and public policy
28 Feb, 2020
A new Netflix documentary series features a predictive risk modelling tool that was built and implemented by a team led by Professor Rhema Vaithianathan.
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Corporate diversity: token or real?

Law
28 Feb, 2020
Corporate diversity is a global trend but quotas (formal or informal) will lead to token appointments which do more harm than good.
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern is welcomed onto Western Springs College - Ngā Puna o Waiōrea.

Helping to celebrate a new school

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
26 Feb, 2020
It is exciting to see the growth of AUT’s cousin Western Springs College - Ngā Puna o Waiōrea, Professor Pare Keiha says.
Ella Henry

Māori scholar joins AUT Business School

Business and economics
10 Feb, 2020
Prominent Māori expert Associate Professor Ella Henry, has taken up a new role at AUT's Business School.
Paul Moon

We need truth and reconciliation

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
05 Feb, 2020
The Crown must address the onerous legacy of suffering from Maori land loss, writes Professor Paul Moon.
Siobhan Harvey holding a book of poetry in her office.

Lecturer wins Robert Burns poetry award

Language and culture
05 Feb, 2020
Creative Writing Lecturer Siobhan Harvey has won the Robert Burns Poetry Competition for 2020.
COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update

28 Jan, 2020
Read more on AUT’s response to the Coronavirus situation
AUT Safe app

Free app helps community safety

20 Jan, 2020
AUT Safe is available for students, staff and the public and offers useful safety tools
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What's behind the 737 MAX groundings?

Hospitality, tourism and events
14 Jan, 2020
Professor Michael Lueck looks at what's behind Boeing’s production halt of the beleaguered B737-MAX.
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Colonial Combat reinvents colonisation

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
10 Jan, 2020
The premise underlying TVNZ’s new web series Colonial Combat is anachronistic and preposterous but also fascinating, writes Professor Sharon Mazer.
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Undergraduate wins best political essay

Social sciences and public policy
09 Jan, 2020
An AUT student has been awarded the Best Undergraduate Essay in New Zealand Politics by the New Zealand Political Studies Association.
Dr Andrew Gibbons

Early Learning Action Plan

Education
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.
Professor Valery Feigin

Plan to mitigate neurological disorders

Health sciences
11 Dec, 2019
Professor Valery Feigin leads global strategy to bridge the gap between growing burden of neurological disorders and overstretched health resources.
Dr Jeff Seadon

Burning waste to generate electricity

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
11 Dec, 2019
How “green” is it to incinerate waste in order to produce electricity? Dr Jeff Seadon answers the question.
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Why were tourists allowed on Whakaari?

Hospitality, tourism and events
11 Dec, 2019
Research shows the majority of thrill-seekers are looking for risk, but in a controlled way, writes Professor Michael Lueck.
Silhoutte drawings of trees making a forest.

Call for a diverse national forest

Social sciences and public policy
06 Dec, 2019
Perhaps, when it comes to forests and climate change, we've got the wrong end of the stick, writes Dr David Hall.
Black and white cartoon picture of many people protesting.

MPs failing to lead on human rights

Social sciences and public policy
05 Dec, 2019
Democracy in New Zealand is suffering from a Parliament which under-performs in its scrutiny of human rights, a new report has found.
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Designing Kai with Kids

Art and design
04 Dec, 2019
South Campus Communication Design students Olivia Penfold and Brayden Luamanu are the designers behind a fundraiser recipe book for PILLARS.
Professor Denise Wilson

Empathy needed to reduce family violence

Health sciences
04 Dec, 2019
AUT report finds that agencies and services designed to aid wāhine Māori in unsafe relationships often contribute to their entrapment.
School of Future Environments

New school on the block

Architecture
03 Dec, 2019
At the beginning of next year, AUT will open its new School of Future Environments.
Kate Kearins

Negotiating unconscious bias in the workplace

Business and economics
27 Nov, 2019
“Diversity is being invited to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.”
Professor Pare Keiha

AUT helps Microsoft with te reo Māori

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
22 Nov, 2019
Te reo Māori is now available on Microsoft Translator, thanks in part to Te Ara Poutama, staff and students at the Auckland University of Technology.
Four people standing in a row at the International Writers Workshop awards ceremony, from left: Duncan Perkinson, Gillian Roach, Siobhan Harvey, and Bryan Walpert.

Siobhan Harvey scoops poetry award

Language and culture
21 Nov, 2019
The prestigious Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence of Poems has this year been awarded to an AUT creative writing lecturer.
Valery Feigin

New accolades for most cited scientist

Health sciences
21 Nov, 2019
AUT’s Professor Valery Feigin has been elected as both a Fellow of the Royal Society Te Apārangi and a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Gail Pacheco

NZ rates of in-work poverty examined

Business and economics
21 Nov, 2019
Research conducted by AUT’s New Zealand Work Research Institute has found more than 50,000 working households live in poverty across Aotearoa.
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AUT building wins NZ Architecture award

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
20 Nov, 2019
AUT’s WZ Building - Ngā Wai Hono, has won the Education Award at the 2019 New Zealand Architecture Awards announced last week.
People standing and sitting in front of the wharenui at AUT.

Support for indigenous PhD scholars

18 Nov, 2019
A doctoral journey can be isolating and difficult to navigate, especially for scholars from indigenous cultures - but MAI ki Aronui is here to help.
Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh

Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh wins Equal Pay Award

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
14 Nov, 2019
The YWCA has named AUT Senior Lecturer Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh champion of equal pay alongside organisational winner Chorus.
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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.
Dr Sarat Singamneni

Marsden Fund Success

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
11 Nov, 2019
Dr Sarat Singamneni has been awarded a Marsden Fund grant worth $956,000 to investigate controlled magnetic heterogeneity.
Ayesha Scott

Legal system perpetrates financial abuse

Business and economics
05 Nov, 2019
New evidence from AUT shows changes to the Family Court are needed to help protect women and children from financial abuse.
Valery Feigin

Leading the world in stroke prevention

Health sciences
29 Oct, 2019
This year’s World Stroke Day campaign encourages everyone to use the free Stroke Riskometer mobile app developed at AUT by Professor Valery Feigin.
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Initiative supports Māori entrepreneurs

22 Oct, 2019
AUT and Northland Inc are pooling their resources to launch a business accelerator programme aimed at enhancing Māori entrepreneurship.
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AUT introduces new reusable cup initiative

Hospitality, tourism and events
18 Oct, 2019
From next year, you can purchase a $3 AUT branded coffee cup and if you bring it back dirty, AUT cafes will exchange it for a clean reusable cup.
Whau River Catchment Trust

PR students help hundreds of non-profits

Communication studies
15 Oct, 2019
Providing much needed public relations support to not-for-profits is a win-win for student PR agency Outside the Square.
Professor Max Abbott

World Mental Health Day

Health sciences
10 Oct, 2019
AUT is hosting the first of many events that will take place globally over the next 24 hours.
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Online voting won’t engage more youth

Social sciences and public policy
09 Oct, 2019
While the convenience would no doubt be popular with many, online voting would not solve the historical low turnout rates, says Dr Julienne Molineaux.
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Exploring self and collective identity

Creative technologies
08 Oct, 2019
Bachelor of Technology students at Artweek’s Moonlight group exhibition.
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