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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Te Korau programme

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.
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.
Ecologist Dr Nicola Day

Climate change article makes cover of Nature

Science
23 Aug, 2019
AUT applied ecologist Dr Nicola Day has published paper on climate change in Nature which features on the cover.  
Lululemon Internz

Fruitful internships for great graduates

22 Aug, 2019
Three great AUT graduates have had their contracts extended from internships after impressing their employers at Lululemon in Vancouver.
Law Career Fair group photo

Law degrees open up many avenues

Law
21 Aug, 2019
A law degree doesn’t only lead to working in a law firm as the variety of employers at the AUT Law Career Fair indicated on Monday.
HTEC crowd

Promoting careers, not just jobs

Hospitality, tourism and events
19 Aug, 2019
The Hospitality, Tourism, Events and Culinary Arts Career Fair attracted 240 students and 32 employers to AUT on Wednesday 14 August.
AUT Edge award winners

Industry sponsors applaud AUT Edge Award

01 Aug, 2019
Industry sponsors of the AUT Edge Award praised the latest 50 graduates, impressed with the students’ commitment to gaining strong work ready skills.
Dr Lance O'Sullivan

Mobile medical clinics a world first

29 Jul, 2019
Dr Lance O’Sullivan, AUT Māori Entrepreneur in Residence, has revealed his plans to launch 200 mobile drive-through medical clinics across NZ by 2021.
Dr Lance O'Sullivan

The future of public health

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
25 Jul, 2019
Dr Lance O’Sullivan, AUT Māori Entrepreneur in Residence and founder of The MOKO Foundation is set to reveal his plan for the future of health in NZ.
Annah Stretton and Fiona Bongartz

The business of prison and fashion

23 Jul, 2019
Business and fashion student Fiona Bongartz worked with fashion icon Annah Stretton as part of the AUT Business School’s Shadow a Leader programme.
Whale and diver

Tongan whales affected by tourism

Science
18 Jul, 2019
AUT research shows that the intensive swim-with-whale tourism in Tonga is disturbing natural behaviour patterns.
AUT Roche Diagnostics Lab

To the future and beyond

Science
11 Jul, 2019
The AUT-Roche Diagnostics Laboratory is creating exceptional learning experiences and fostering industry connections.
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Challenging thinking at SAL

09 Jul, 2019
AUT and high school students got an inside look at the work days of top New Zealand’s business people recently at the 2019 Shadow a Leader event.
Missing the (SKA) bus

Missing the (SKA) bus

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
04 Jul, 2019
Government’s decision to walk away from the world’s biggest ICT project is curious
AUT Profile 2018 cover

The AUT Profile 2018 is now available

14 Jun, 2019
The Profile showcases a selection of activities and achievements, and the people whose work has contributed to this.
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AUT joins Australian research programme to utilise ocean resources

Science
16 May, 2019
AUT has joined 45 national and international partners on a 10-year research programme on ways to utilise the ocean for aquaculture and energy production.
62% increase in AUT researchers

62% increase in AUT researchers

30 Apr, 2019
Growing expertise to help New Zealand and the world
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Explainer: mosque shootings trial

Law
12 Apr, 2019
AUT Law School professor, Kris Gledhill, outlines the judicial process for the trial of the alleged perpetrator of the Christchurch terror attacks.
Careers fair at AUT

High praise for AUT Career Fair

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
10 Apr, 2019
AUT ICT and Engineering Career Fair is a great way to expand students’ understanding of career options and employers’ knowledge of AUT qualifications.
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Global top 16 for sustainability

04 Apr, 2019
AUT #16 overall, #2 for Sustainable Cities & Communities and #9 for Gender Equality in global rankings.
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Employers impressed with AUT students

Business and economics
15 Mar, 2019
Students and graduates poured into the 2019 Business and Economics Career Fair on Monday 11 March, primed to meet as many employers as possible and hear ab
Prototype rover

AUT research to find life on Mars

Science
14 Mar, 2019
AUT microbiologists are working with NASA to find signs of life on Mars.
Dr Jack Chen and Dr Marcus Jones

AUT scientists join MacDiarmid Institute

Science
11 Mar, 2019
Dr Marcus Jones and Dr Jack Chen have been made Associate Investigators at the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology.
Adjunct Professor David Howman

Adjunct Professor on ethics commission

Sport and recreation
08 Mar, 2019
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has appointed AUT Adjunct Professor of Sports Leadership and Management David Howman to its Ethics Commission.
Taking notes

Marginalisation on health policy groups

Health sciences
08 Mar, 2019
A new study, which explores Māori and Pasifika leaders’ experiences on government advisory groups, indicates ongoing inequities in the development of New Z
Associate Professor Dong-Xu Liu

Research lift for breast cancer treatment

Health sciences
01 Mar, 2019
Study discovers potential new tool to help doctors select the best treatment.
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AUT gets Borrin Foundation support

Law
18 Feb, 2019
AUT Law School researchers have received funding support to investigate solutions for offenders who experience mental health and addiction-related issues.
Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh

AI-DAY is everywhere

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
13 Feb, 2019
New Zealand’s premier AI event returns for 2019 and as an event sponsor, AUT experts feature in the line-up.
Sommer Kapitan and Jessica Vredenburg

Taking a stand: brands and activism

Business and economics
04 Feb, 2019
Dr Sommer Kapitan and Dr Jessica Vredenburg from the AUT Business School have co-authored an article for the Conversation about brand activism.
Emeritus Professor Ian Shirley

Farewell to Professor Ian Shirley

23 Jan, 2019
Emeritus Professor Ian Shirley was a friend and colleague to many as a researcher, leader, mentor, supervisor and notable person about the University.
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.
Candice Harris and Jarrod Haar

Juggling school holidays and work

Business and economics
07 Dec, 2018
Professor Candice Harris and Professor Jarrod Haar from the Business School have co-authored an article for the Conversation about the double juggle.
Sommer Kapitan and Jessica Vredenburg

When marketing doesn’t match practice

Business and economics
06 Dec, 2018
Dr Sommer Kapitan and Dr Jessica Vredenburg from the AUT Business School have co-authored an article for the Conversation about brand activism.
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Improving diversity outcomes

Business and economics
04 Dec, 2018
AUT’s Policy Observatory recently launched a report exploring what government can do to improve diversity and inclusion.
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Meet the new Internz

28 Nov, 2018
21 AUT graduates have been hand-picked by major companies including Lululemon, Enviropod, Paramount Recording Studios and Sundance Institute to be internat
A model of a brain

NZ has the world's highest MND mortality

Health sciences
28 Nov, 2018
The Global Burden of Disease study reveals that New Zealand’s rate of mortality from motor neuron disease is 2.2 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants.
Professor Richard Siegert

Researching inflammation and depression

Health sciences
26 Nov, 2018
Auckland University of Technology has won a Marsden Grant of $827K to investigate the relationship between inflammation in the body and depression.
Professor Valery Feigin

Global Burden of Disease Brain Summit

Health sciences
26 Nov, 2018
International researchers, health professionals and policymakers will gather at AUT on November 27.
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AUT ranked #1 in NZ for health subjects

Health sciences
09 Nov, 2018
AUT has climbed in the THE World University Rankings published today. The rankings by subject place AUT first in NZ for its health subjects.
Synchrotron to be used in research

Five AUT Marsden Fund grants

08 Nov, 2018
Five projects led by AUT researchers have been granted funding totalling $3.58 million in new research for the university, in this Marsden Fund round.
AUT's new Professors

New Professors and Associate Professors announced

01 Nov, 2018
AUT has announced the promotion to Professor of seven senior academics. A further 16 academics have been appointed as Associate Professors.
Emeritus Professor Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop

AUT awards Emeritus Professor

Social sciences and public policy
26 Oct, 2018
AUT has awarded Tagaloatele Professor Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop the title of Emeritus Professor in recognition of her contributions to Pacific development iss
Balls and rackets on AstroTurf

AUT number one for sport science in NZ

Sport and recreation
26 Oct, 2018
New rankings place AUT as New Zealand’s top university for sport science.
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.
A patient lying down in an ambulance

Health innovation cuts ED admissions

Business and economics
05 Oct, 2018
Early evidence suggests that a team-based primary health care practice model can reduce emergency department admissions to hospitals.
THE world university rankings for AUT 2019

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.
Vice Chancellor Derek McCormack

ISBS honours AUT Vice Chancellor

12 Sep, 2018
Vice Chancellor Derek McCormack’s championing of sports science has been honoured with the Inaugural ISBS 2018 Conference President’s Award.
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Making connections at the career fair

Hospitality, tourism and events
22 Aug, 2018
Employers at the recent AUT Hospitality, Tourism, Events and Culinary Arts Career Fair showed a strong interest in AUT students.
Expo at AUT

Students sign up to volunteer

21 Aug, 2018
AUT student Toni Darling says the AUT Volunteering Expo and AUT Edge Award gave her the push she needed to get involved in conservation.
Janet Faulding presenting the prize to Kelly D’Mello.

Work-ready initiative attracts sponsors

07 Aug, 2018
A unique initiative, the AUT Edge Award is designed to give graduates the edge in the workplace. In July, another 32 students graduated with the award.
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AUT student's work dazzles at awards

Art and design
02 Aug, 2018
Visual arts student Evelyn Tautakitaki won the top prize at the Eden Arts Art Schools Award, a competition that showcases outstanding student work.
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Meet our new staff: Rachael Marsters

31 Jul, 2018
AUT’s newest employability relationship manager Rachael Marsters is ready to meet with employers, and connect them with AUT’s great students and graduates.
Megan Burfoot receiving Freemasons University Scholarship

A wealth of talent

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
11 Jul, 2018
As the Freemasons Charity invites applications for university scholarships for study in 2019, we talk to one AUT recipient on the difference it has made.
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Palliser Ridge Scholarship knitted-up

Art and design
10 Jul, 2018
A scholarship sponsored by a prominent wool producer enables one of our textile design students to pursue her idea for stylish sound-proofing.
Leading the next generation

Leading the next generation

05 Jul, 2018
Mixing the generations for leadership lessons during AUT’s Shadow a Leader day.
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Debunking perceptions of safety

Health sciences
04 Jul, 2018
A collaboration between AUT’s Midwifery department, Auckland District Health Board and Birthcare led to the opening of three refurbished birthing rooms.
AUT-and-PharmaCann

AUT and PharmaCann collaborate

Health sciences
02 Jul, 2018
AUT has partnered with PharmaCann New Zealand Ltd to research the development of medicinal cannabis products in New Zealand.
Merge Café volunteer Te Huia

Partnership supports Merge Café

Hospitality, tourism and events
22 Jun, 2018
Merging communities is at the heart of the partnership between AUT and Lifewise, which present a high-end dinner to raise money to end homelessness.
AI workshop series in June and July

AI workshop series in June and July

30 May, 2018
AUT is working with NewZealand.ai to host a series of practical AI workshops throughout June and July.
From studying to gaining an internship at the SKYCITY Breakers and securing a role at 2degrees

Internship fosters passion for events

Sport and recreation
22 May, 2018
From studying to gaining an internship at the SKYCITY Breakers and securing a role at 2degrees – AUT alumna Maddy Elgar took advantage of any opportunity.
London calling for AUT law scholar

London calling for AUT law scholar

Law
14 May, 2018
AUT Law School graduate to gain work experience in the heart of the British criminal law system after receiving Pegasus Scholarship.
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Internships at Walt Disney World Resort

Hospitality, tourism and events
08 May, 2018
AUT culinary arts student Ben Kwek is currently on the other side of the world, experiencing the magic of working for Walt Disney World Resort.
French artist Olga Kisseliva will be hosted by AUT as the 2018 Te Ataata resident

AUT artist in residence announced

Colab: creative technologies
30 Apr, 2018
French artist Olga Kisseliva will be hosted by AUT as the 2018 Te Ataata resident.
Social change campaigner Richie Hardcore

Academia enhances social change tools

19 Apr, 2018
Social change campaigner Richie Hardcore kicked off the AUT Culture and Society Career Fair by stressing the importance of resilience and learning.
Volunteering a strong focus at AUT

Volunteering a strong focus at AUT

13 Apr, 2018
Over 14,660 hours of volunteering have now been logged by AUT students doing the AUT Edge Award – an extraordinary amount of volunteering by AUT students.
A new website, Talking Minds

New resource for youth with psychosis

Art and design
13 Apr, 2018
A new website, Talking Minds, is now available to help young people with psychosis navigate the complexities of the condition.
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Fantastic numbers at business career fair

Business and economics
19 Mar, 2018
AUT grads handpicked by major companies

AUT grads handpicked by major companies

13 Mar, 2018

28 AUT graduates have been chosen by major companies – including Facebook, Westpac, Lululemon and Allbirds – to be interns in their North American offices.

ANZ Technology internship leads to career

ANZ Technology internship leads to career

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
13 Mar, 2018
AUT electric bus

New Zealand’s first electric bus hits the road

07 Mar, 2018
New Zealand’s first fully battery powered electric bus hits the road today, thanks to a joint initiative by Tranzit Group, EECA and AUT.
Physiotherapy students at Match Ready

Physio students prepare for the future

Health sciences
06 Mar, 2018
Helping launch Falcon Heavy

Helping launch Falcon Heavy

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
05 Mar, 2018
South Campus steps up for charity

South Campus steps up for charity

23 Nov, 2017

South Campus staff recently competed in the OKE Head2Head Walk – a 24-hour, 125km relay around Auckland’s Manukau Harbour – to help raise money for local schools.

Taika Waititi

Taika Waititi to receive World Class New Zealand Award in New York

14 Nov, 2017

Internationally acclaimed director Taika Waititi will be one of the award winners at the World Class New Zealand Celebration in New York on November 15th.

Times Higher Education rankings

AUT features in new Times Higher Education rankings for health and life sciences

09 Nov, 2017

​The 2018 Times Higher Education (THE) subject rankings released today show AUT featuring strongly in two of its subject areas; clinical, pre-clinical and health, and the life sciences categories.

AUT Law Professor on Law Reform Committee

AUT Law Professor on Law Reform Committee

Law
06 Nov, 2017
Warren Brookbanks, Professor of Criminal Law and Justice Studies and founder and director of AUT’s Centre for Non-Adversarial Justice, has been appointed to the criminal law committee of the New Zealand Law Society.
 Skycity Breakers announce partnership with AUT

Skycity Breakers announce partnership with AUT

Sport and recreation
06 Nov, 2017

The SKYCITY Breakers have launched an official relationship with education provider Auckland University of Technology (AUT), in a multi-faceted partnership that sees both parties benefit year-round.

 Colab have signed an agreement with SM23

Colab partnership to translate research innovation into reality

Colab: creative technologies
18 Oct, 2017

Colab, the collaboratory for AUT’s Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies, has signed an exclusive sponsorship agreement with global consulting firm S23M. As part of the agreement, Colab Master’s and PhD students will have the opportunity to apply for sponsorship and turn their ideas into reality.

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Indonesian academic exchange an opportunity for unique collaboration

Communication studies
13 Oct, 2017

Pacific Media Centre Director, Professor David Robie will join academics from around the world in a global academic exchange with Indonesia's Universitas Gadjah Mada. In return, seven academics from the Indonesian university will visit AUT for the first communication and publication research collaboration of its kind in New Zealand.

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AUT wins big at 2017 Best Design Awards

Art and design
11 Oct, 2017
AUT has won big at the 2017 Best Awards - the annual design industry awards dinner held last Friday, 6 October 2017.
 Awards winner keeps exports on track

Awards winner keeps exports on track

Business and economics
09 Oct, 2017

KiwiRail has taken out the supreme award at the AUT Business School Excellence in Business Support Awards. Now in its 12th year, the Excellence in Business Support Awards is the only national performance measure for business support organisations.