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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Creating Community

Good Health Design & We Read Auckland

Art and design
28 May, 2021
The Good Health Design Lab’s Museum of Meaningful Moments will be on display at Auckland Central Library as part of the We Read Auckland regional event.
Techweek playlist

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.
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.
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