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Artwork responds to climate crisis

Artwork responds to climate crisis

23 Sep, 2022
Combining matauranga Māori and western science, an online artwork tracks the decline of Haupapa Tasman Glacier.
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.
$8m boost for AUT engineering research

$8m boost for AUT engineering research

Architecture and built environment
15 Sep, 2022
A funding injection of more than $8 million will boost Auckland University of Technology research into eliminating earthquake damage in buildings.
Treating the stigma of chronic pain

Treating the stigma of chronic pain

Health sciences
15 Sep, 2022
AUT researchers found that people will conceal their chronic pain to avoid ‘being seen as drug-seeking, lazy, or mentally unstable’.
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.
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.
Best Awards 2021

AUT finalists at Best Awards 2022

Art and design
17 Aug, 2022
Forty-two AUT student projects are finalists in the prestigious Best Awards.
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.
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.
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?
Y25 2022

AUT honours 25 exceptional young women

14 Jul, 2022
Twenty-five outstanding young women and non-binary people were honoured at the launch event of the YWCA’s 2022 Y25, held at AUT’s City Campus.
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.
Maria Bellringer

Therapy shown to reduce gambling harms

Health sciences
07 Jul, 2022
A Ministry of Health funded report examines the long-term effectiveness of counselling treatments for gambling disorders.
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.
Antonio Diaz Andrade

Five Questions: Professor Antonio Díaz Andrade

Business
28 Jun, 2022
We asked Professor Antonio Díaz Andrade five questions ahead of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
Ayesha Scott

Online toolkit reduces money conflict

Business
27 Jun, 2022
Bespoke to New Zealand, the toolkit has been developed based on the findings from joint research by AUT and Good Shepherd NZ.
Professor Jarrod Haar

Covid cautious or Covid cavalier?

Business
20 Jun, 2022
New AUT research shows half of Kiwi employees have at least a moderate level of “office anxiety” - concerns about returning to the workplace.
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.
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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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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Sleep, glorious sleep

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
09 Jun, 2022
A new machine designed by AUT alumna Dalya Al-Mohamadamin could put a good night’s sleep back on the menu for thousands of Kiwis. AUT’s Insight meets her.
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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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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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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.
Professor Lester Levy

Five questions: Professor Lester Levy

Health sciences
01 Jun, 2022
We asked Lester five questions ahead of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
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.
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.
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.
IOD web

AUT partnership launches tech bootcamps

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
05 May, 2022
AUT has partnered with the Institute of Data to offer intensive tech bootcamps for kiwis to upskill and support business growth.
AUT Business School

Global endorsement for new AUT masters

Business
26 Apr, 2022
CIPS, the professional body for the procurement and supply profession, has accredited the new AUT Master of Supply Chain Management (MSCM).
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.
Sustainability presentation at AUT

AUT wins global sustainability award

28 Mar, 2022
An AUT initiative that has overhauled practical sustainability has been recognised at the inaugural 2021 Green Impact International Special Awards.
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.
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.
Left to Right. Associate Professor David White and Dr Imran Khan Niazi

Yoga breathing changes brain activity

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
24 Feb, 2022
A technique popular in yoga classes has been shown to affect brain activity by researchers at AUT’s BioDesign Lab.
Lead author of the study Dr Margaret Sandham.

Predicting changes in clinical status

Health sciences
21 Feb, 2022
New research in palliative care shows that machine learning can predict changes in patients’ clinical status, enabling early medical interventions.
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.
City Campus with skytower

No university is an ivory tower

01 Feb, 2022
How can universities overcome common problems today? Professor Guy Littlefair talks to The Brand Education.
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.
Researchers as pictured Top row, Left to Right: Dr Tago Mharapara, Dr Janine Clemons, Assoc. Prof. Katherine Ravenswood, Dr Lesley Dixon. Bottom row, Left to Right: Dr Nimbus Staniland, Mrs Stacey Gillard-Tito, Ms Talei Jackson, Prof. Gill Kirton.

Interdisciplinary team wins health grant

26 Jan, 2022
An interdisciplinary team of AUT researchers has won a major grant from the Health Research Council.
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.
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
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.
Kristen Spencer

Top play – it's all in the eyes

Sport and recreation
01 Dec, 2021
AUT research at the U21 Hockey World Cup taking place in India aims to improve player decision-making and provide more goal opportunities.
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.
Photo of communications students in the AUT studio

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.
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.
Jacinda Ardern and Tracy Han

Voices of the Future to be livestreamed

Business
05 Nov, 2021
Participants will hear from international speakers at Voices of the Future. AUT alumna Tracy Han describes her experience with the AUT-hosted global event.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Steel beams

Limiting seismic damage in new builds

Architecture and built environment
06 Oct, 2021
Research by Dr Shahab Ramhormozian and colleagues will help protect steel-framed buildings from seismic damage.
Mel Johnston and Michael Naylor

Gender gap cut — sports club governance

Sport and recreation
04 Oct, 2021
Females in Kiwi sports clubs was a focus of this year's National Sport Club Survey, with some positive results, says AUT researcher Dr Mel Johnston.
Whanau boxes

BBM support students with Whānau boxes

04 Oct, 2021
Thanks to our Chancellor and Dave Letele, BBM Motivation and the Office of Pacific Advancement have been helping AUT students with Whānau boxes.
Sian Clancy and Tony Oldham

AUT partners with Drug Free Sport NZ

Sport and recreation
30 Sep, 2021
Drug Free Sport NZ has announced a new research partnership with AUT to design and evaluate a world-class education programme on anti-doping.
Jarrod Haar

Anxiety rising in the Kiwi workforce

Business
30 Sep, 2021
Kiwi employees are worried about job security – and new findings reflect their anxiety levels.
Professor Jun Lu

The science behind health supplement NMN

Science
28 Sep, 2021
AUT and EZZ Life Science, have completed the world’s first review of research into the anti-aging supplement Nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN).
Azure Manunui

Making it easy for employers to recruit

27 Sep, 2021
Employers enjoy a positive recruitment experience using AUT talenthub.
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.
David Rice

EEG Neurofeedback trial for chronic pain

Health sciences
23 Sep, 2021
The world’s biggest clinical trial using Electroencephalography (EEG) Neurofeedback as a therapy to manage chronic pain has been launched in New Zealand.
Helius and AUT

Researching advanced medicinal cannabis

Science
14 Sep, 2021
AUT and Helius Therapeutics have partnered on the research and development of advanced medicinal cannabis products.
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.
Professor Valery Feigin

Changing weather heightens stroke risk

Health sciences
08 Sep, 2021
New data from the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study shows that low ambient temperature is an increasing stroke risk factor around the world.
THE rankings logo AUT

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.
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.
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.
Samirah Ali and Christine McKinnon

Commitment to community causes

27 Jul, 2021
Commitment and passion were strong drivers behind the volunteering and leadership activities done by the latest cohort of Employability Award graduates.
professor-guy-little-fair

Universities must embrace partnerships

23 Jul, 2021
Professor Guy Littlefair talks to HEDx podcast to reflect on tertiary education and the challenges and opportunities facing the sector.
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.
Professor Charles Walker

Fletcher Chair of Future Environments

Architecture and built environment
20 Jul, 2021
AUT’s School of Future Environments and Fletcher Construction have signed an MOU to establish the inaugural Chair of Future Environments.
Decathlon group photo

Decathlon NZ Foundation Talent Games

Sport and recreation
20 Jul, 2021
Two students who won this competition are creating a free-to-access outdoor multi-sport themed gym for the people of Papatoetoe.
Olympics logo

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.
Awanis Azizan

Tools to combat mussel threat

Science
06 Jul, 2021
A postgraduate student is providing insight into how mussels cope with disease and heat stress.
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.
Young leaders

Supporting our future leaders

05 Jul, 2021
AUT is a proud sponsor of four events currently taking place, which support the aspirations of our next generation of leaders.
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.
Olympics logo

AUT congratulates NZ Olympians

Sport and recreation
29 Jun, 2021
As the Education Partner of the New Zealand Olympic Committee (NZOC), AUT was proud to host the event on June 23rd, announcing the flagbearers for the Toky
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.
AUT Vice-Chancellor Derek McCormack and restaurateur Tony Astle standing next to each other with a certificate.

Renowned restaurateur honoured by AUT

Hospitality, tourism and events
17 Jun, 2021
Veteran chef and restaurateur Tony Astle has received one of AUT’s highest honours, a Seddon Honorary Fellowship.
Ayesha Scott

AUT funding helps Kiwis talk about money

Business
15 Jun, 2021
Newly funded research from AUT aims to tackle financial abuse by helping Kiwis feel comfortable and talk constructively about money with their loved ones.
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.
Derek McCormack

AUT’s Vice-Chancellor to retire in 2022

11 Jun, 2021
AUT’s Vice-Chancellor to retire in 2022 after eighteen years of service. Students and research with impact hallmarks of Derek McCormack’s leadership.
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.
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.
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