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AUT is ranked first in New Zealand for global research impact by Times Higher Education. 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

Professor Barbara Bollard (second from left) and remote sensing technician Ashray Doshi (right) in Antarctica.

Antarctic summer for AUT academics

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
Professor Barbara Bollard and remote sensing technician Ashray Doshi are using drones to map ancient moss beds in the Casey region.
Sarat Singamneni

Government grant for shapeshifting tech

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
The grant funds research by Dr Yifan Lv and Professor Sarat Singamneni into 3D-printed shapeshifting antennas for 6G wireless transmission.
Jack Chen

AUT Ventures awarded funding

Science
AUT Ventures has been awarded commercialisation funding for its green surfactant technology.
WF WG sky tower

HRC career development awards

Health sciences
Seven AUT research projects have received funding in the Health Research Council’s (HRC) annual Career Development Awards.

World-leading academic staff

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Gail Pacheco

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

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Nik Kasabov

Professor Nik Kasabov is globally known as an expert on computational intelligence, neuro-computing and novel methods for data mining and knowledge discovery.

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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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Denise Wilson

Professor Denise Wilson is a world-leading academic contributing new knowledge to support a positive transformation in wellbeing outcomes, particularly for Māori.

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Paul Moon

Professor Paul Moon is widely known as an expert on New Zealand history, and is one of New Zealand's best-selling and most respected historians and social commentators.

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Steve Henry

Professor Steve Henry is a biological designer and globally known for his work on surface-modification technology Kode Technology, which has the potential to fight cancer.

AUT’s research networks, institutes, centres and groups

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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