Research

Our research achievements reflect the variety and breadth of our research efforts. AUT has more than 60 research centres and institutes – enabling us to collaborate locally and globally, and provide excellent opportunities for our postgraduate students.

Research institutes

We have more than 60 research centres and institutes delivering leading research.

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Academic departments

Discover our academic departments and research staff, from marine biology and radio astronomy to economics.

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Pacific research

Many of our researchers focus on research that impacts the lives of our Pacific people, both here in New Zealand and around the Pacific.

More about Pacific research

Valery Feigin
Nikola Kasabov
Gail Pacheco
David Robie
Grant Schofield
News
Professor Grant Schofield, Dr Caryn Zinn and chef Craig Rodger
Dr Michael Fletcher
Professor Duncan Reid
AUT fourth-year law student Te Puea Matoe
AUT lecturer and Cook Islander Lisa Sadaraka
Professor Grant Schofield, Dr Caryn Zinn and chef Craig Rodger
New book sheds light on fasting
20 Apr, 2018
We’re fatter and sicker than ever before – and according to a new book, the answer to this modern scourge could lie in the age-old practice of fasting.
Dr Michael Fletcher
Post-split parents’ finances studied
19 Apr, 2018
Research from AUT has revealed the economic impact when parents separate, in a study that is the first of its kind in New Zealand.
Professor Duncan Reid
4 questions with Professor Duncan Reid
19 Apr, 2018
We asked Professor of Physiotherapy Duncan Reid four questions about his research at the time of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
AUT fourth-year law student Te Puea Matoe
Law student’s Borrin Foundation support
13 Apr, 2018
The research grant will fund a research internship investigating how cultural information can improve outcomes for Māori in the justice system.
AUT lecturer and Cook Islander Lisa Sadaraka
Harassment in Cook Islands hospitality
10 Apr, 2018
Sexual harassment by customers in the Cook Islands hospitality industry is a problem, according to AUT lecturer and Cook Islander Lisa Sadaraka.

Research facilities for public use

Many of our modern research facilities and equipment can be used by external researchers. These include:

Research commercialisation

AUT Enterprises Ltd provides commercialisation advice, consultancy and investment opportunities.

AUT Ventures website