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A homeless man sitting crossed legs with a cup in front.

New tool to help the homeless

Social sciences and public policy
21 Sep, 2020
A world-first machine learning tool developed at AUT for a county in the United States, accurately prioritises requests for housing help.
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Wellington Phoenix partnership

Sport and recreation
17 Sep, 2020
AUT partners with the Wellington Phoenix on sport education
Maori language week

Making te reo Māori cool

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
16 Sep, 2020
Making te reo Māori cool: what language revitalisation could learn from the Korean Wave
Maori language week

Kia parekareka te reo Maori

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
16 Sep, 2020
Kia pārekareka te reo Māori: ko ngā akoranga o te Ngaru Kōrea mō te whakarauoratanga o te reo
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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
Y25 Hui

Supporting our future leaders

10 Sep, 2020
Y25 supports young women who are raising their voices, challenging the status quo and fighting for a fairer Aotearoa.
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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.
A health practitioner examines a child that has a cast on her arm.

Algorithm predicts child injuries

Social sciences and public policy
04 Aug, 2020
New AUT research confirms the value of predictive risk modelling technology to support child maltreatment decisions.
AUT Team with Jacinda Ardern (Backrow L-R: Gregory Bennett, Julia King, Lee Jackson, Len Gillman, Ryan Smith, Rose Nichol-Foster and Ashray Doshi. Front row L-R: Barbara Bollard, Katarina Markovic, Jacinda Ardern)

Thousands set to ‘explore’ Antarctica through VR

30 Jul, 2020
Step inside Sir Edmund Hillary’s Hut in Antarctica with a new virtual reality experience developed by AUT scientists and digital designers
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AUT and Ocean Beach: Bluff aquaculture

Science
27 Jul, 2020
The owners of the former Ocean Beach freezing works have partnered with AUT to turn its Southland site into a centre of excellence for aquaculture.
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.
NZW outcome Eroni Clarke Appointment

AUT study prompts new rugby role

Sport and recreation
08 Jul, 2020
Former All Black Eroni Clarke is NZ Rugby's first Pasifika Engagement Manager on referral of AUT’s Sport Performance Research Institute NZ (SPRINZ).
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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Terms of Reference for Review Announced

02 Jul, 2020
Read more about the review and how to participate
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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.
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.
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AUT Council appoints external reviewer

25 Jun, 2020
Auckland QC Kate Davenport to lead harassment and bullying review
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.
Sandra Grau Bartual

Technology to reduce spread of COVID-19

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
25 Jun, 2020
AUT researchers have secured funding to produce a prototype of a new humidifier aiming to reduce the spread of viruses like COVID-19 in hospital settings.
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.
International education

International students – an opportunity

Business and economics
23 Jun, 2020
NZ’s reputation as clean, green and relatively safe from COVID will make it even more desirable as a study destination for overseas students.
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.
Jonnathan Baker

What’s the purpose of business, anyway

Business and economics
15 Jun, 2020
By sacking staff and closing stores, big businesses like The Warehouse could hurt their long-term interests, writes the Business School’s Jonathan Baker.
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.
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Role of sustainability experts explored

Business and economics
12 Jun, 2020
AUT participated in a collaborative research project delving into the rapidly evolving roles of sustainability professionals in NZ organisations.
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.
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Crisis, disintegration and hope

Communication studies
03 Jun, 2020
Professor Wayne Hope from AUT’s School of Communications Studies says only urgent intervention can save New Zealand’s media.
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.
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.
Ali Seyfoddin

AUT offers medicinal cannabis paper

Science
18 May, 2020
AUT is the first university in New Zealand to offer a comprehensive postgraduate paper on medicinal cannabis from semester 2 (starting July 20).
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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.
Antarctica funding granted

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).
Stock photo of mountains, a river and a tramper.

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.
Liz Binns

Physio for older adults from a distance

Health sciences
01 May, 2020
AUT researchers have developed an exercise programme for housebound older adults, to prevent loss of mobility and independence during COVID-19.
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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.
BEL career fair crowd

BEL career fairs buzzing

17 Mar, 2020
The Business and Economics and Law Career Fairs held last week were buzzing as students met employers and found out about job possibilities.
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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.
Empty supermarket trolleys

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.
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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.
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CAUTHE conference comes to Auckland

Hospitality, tourism and events
10 Feb, 2020
Hundreds of international experts in tourism, hospitality and events are meeting in Auckland.
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.
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AUT professor named ISBNPA president

31 Jan, 2020
Professor Erica Hinckson has been elected as President of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.
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New face mask addresses air pollution

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
14 Jan, 2020
BioDesign Lab helps address growing air pollution with new face mask
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.
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AUT awarded for revolutionising energy

11 Dec, 2019
AUT has won the Revolutionising Energy Award at the 2019 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
Flax weaving

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.
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