Research

AUT is ranked first in New Zealand for global research impact by Times Higher Education and the US News Global Universities Rankings. We have more than 60 research centres and institutes delivering leading research, and our research also feeds back into the classroom to benefit our students.

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Latest research

Associate Professor Andrew Gibbons standing in a classroom.

ECE positive for social outcomes

Education
New research has found that children who attend ECE have fewer emotional difficulties and better peer relations, but are more prone to common illnesses.
Power grid

Joint research of NZ’s future power grid

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
AUT researchers are part of a multi-university project on New Zealand’s future power grid.
A homeless man sitting crossed legs with a cup in front.

New tool to help the homeless

Social sciences and public policy
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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AUT 2020 Best Awards finalists

Art and design
Thirty-six projects from AUT are finalists for the 2020 Best Awards.

World-leading academic staff

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Grant Schofield

Professor Grant Schofield is an authority on wellbeing and chronic disease prevention, especially related to reducing the risk from factors like obesity.
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Erica Hinckson

Progressing research that benefits people and communities has been an overriding theme of Professor Erica Hinckson’s career.
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Hinematau McNeill

Wanting to make a difference for people who have been marginalised is what drives Professor Hinematau McNeill.
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Simon Milne

In addition to being a professor at AUT, Professor Simon Milne has been a director of the renowned New Zealand Tourism Research Institute since its inception in 1999.
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Gail Pacheco

Contributing to social good through better decision-making is what drives Professor Gail Pacheco.
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Valery Feigin

Professor Valery Feigin is globally known as an expert on stroke, traumatic brain injury prevention, epidemiology and treatment/rehabilitation.

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AUT’s research networks, institutes, centres and groups

Health Futures

Health Futures is a bold new initiative from AUT designed to tackle significant challenges facing New Zealand society, with significant funding available – $20 million over five years – to address these pressing issues.

Health Futures website

Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre

AUT is one of only five Core Research Participants in the Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre. This is a AUD$329m 10-year research centre, which will, for the first time bring the aquaculture and renewable energy sectors together to address the challenges of offshore food and energy production, that leverages the benefits of colocation, vertical integration, infrastructure and shared services. To find out more contact Professor Lindsey White.

Visit Blue Economy website

Postgraduate study and research

AUT is New Zealand’s fastest growing postgraduate study destination, offering a wide range of programmes.

Use AUT's research facilities

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

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Research commercialisation

AUT Ventures provides commercialisation advice, consultancy and investment opportunities.

AUT Ventures website

Contact us

Get in touch with us to find out more about research at AUT or to partner with us on a research project.

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