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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.
GCOP founder and Chief Possibility Officer Minnie Baragwanath

New Access Entrepreneurship Programme

Business
06 May, 2021
13 entrepreneurs will be leading 11 projects to advance accessibility in a new programme launched by the Global Centre of Possibility @ AUT.
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.
Associate professor David White

Engineering Better Health

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
28 Apr, 2021
Read AUT’s Blog #2 for Techweek 2021.
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.
Professor Jarrod Haar

Māori scientists face double challenge

Business
15 Apr, 2021
Māori scientists undertake innovative research while also being expected to raise the cultural capacity of their organisations and the science system.
Lynn Catton

ICT Engineering Fair attracts employers

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
31 Mar, 2021
More than 500 AUT students impressed employers at the ICT and Engineering Career Fair on Wednesday 24 March.
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.
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.
Ayesha Scott

AUT funding helps Kiwis talk about money

Business
05 Mar, 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.
Jade and Rachel talking at table

New name for AUT recruitment service

02 Mar, 2021
A successful AUT on-campus recruitment service has rebranded to better reflect the services offered to students and graduates.
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.
Rob Campbell

AUT Council elects new Chancellor

22 Feb, 2021
Auckland University of Technology has a new Chancellor, Rob Campbell CNZM, who has been elected by the University’s Council.
AUT logo

COVID-19 - Message from the Vice-Chancellor

17 Feb, 2021
Read the Vice-Chancellor's update about AUT at Alert Level 2 sent on Wednesday 17 February.
AUT logo

Independent Review

04 Feb, 2021
AUT Council and Vice-Chancellor accept the findings and recommendations of the Independent Review, with work starting immediately to address the issues.
Using data to create social equity

Using data to create social equity

Social sciences and public policy
03 Feb, 2021
Researchers at the AUT Centre for Social Data Analytics help agencies use data to make better decisions about how to support the most vulnerable people.
preparing center

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.
Photo of Professor Marjo Lips-Wiersma

2021 NZ Sustainability survey launches

Business
18 Jan, 2021
Eligible participants are invited to complete the second annual survey on NZ's sustainability profession.
Eng 2020 Chartered

Engineering Awards 2020

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
17 Dec, 2020
The 2020 Engineering Awards, hosted online for the first time, recognised the success and talent of AUT's great engineering graduates.
Shailan Patel and Benny Zhong

Industry praise success in difficult times

10 Dec, 2020
Fulfilling academic study this year has been tough, yet 80 AUT students also successfully completed Edge and Beyond Awards despite the challenges.
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.
photo of credit card and computer

Get ready for new data privacy rules

16 Nov, 2020
It’s time for New Zealand to prepare for new legislation that will affect the way businesses and consumers use online data.
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.
Professor Tarling

A new PhD scholarship

Language and culture
03 Nov, 2020
A new scholarship worth $10,000 will support a student starting or undertaking their PhD at AUT in a topic focused on Southeast Asia.
Professor Niven Winchester

5 questions: Professor Niven Winchester

Business
23 Oct, 2020
We asked Professor Niven Winchester five questions about his research ahead of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
Guy Littlefair

Design & Creative Tech Postgrad Awards

07 Oct, 2020
The 2020 Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies Postgraduate Awards recognise the top honours, master’s and doctoral students who graduated in 2020.
Headshot of AUT Law expert Christopher Whitehead

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.
Dr Thomas Owen

Privilege loss

Communication studies
29 Sep, 2020
Thomas Owen, senior lecturer, writer, film maker and researcher in AUT’s School of Communication Studies is researching privilege loss.
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.
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.
Updated the Wellington Phoenix

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
Kōrerorero logo

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.
A head and shoulders picture of Guled Mire looking into the distance.

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
Prof Andrea Alfaro_1

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
Warkworth

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.
AUT Logo

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.
Sustainability block cover

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.
TVNZ Tower

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 course

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).
Text on a woven Pacific background:

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.
Zoom picture of presenters

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.
A few dozen bubbles on a blue background.

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.
Headshot of Assoc Prof Rachel Morrison

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?
Assoc Prof Katherine Ravenswood headshot

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.
NZ native ferns close up

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.
Generic image of boardroom members

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.
CAUTHE 2020 branding

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.
Erica_Hinckson

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.
Ao Facewear

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.
WH Building solar fins

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.
Photo of the crater at Whakaari/White Island

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.
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