Research Week

Join us for AUT’s Research Week 2024 – from 9 to 13 September – focusing on partnerships for impact. As New Zealand’s only university of technology, AUT conducts research that has real-world, practical impacts. To achieve those impacts, we often partner with collaborators in industry, not-for-profits, local iwi, government and community groups.

We welcome our external research partners and collaborators to join AUT staff and research students for Research Week 2024; a week of presentations, conversations and connections.

A full event programme will be added here soon.

Highlights from Research Week 2023

At AUT’s inaugural Research Week from 4 to 8 September 2023 we enjoyed 33 events featuring 240 presenters speaking about AUT's research. Here are some highlights:

AI’s impact on the creative sector

Guide the way

The AI + Communication Symposium stimulated discussions and debate over the place of artificial intelligence in creative industries and media, exploring opportunities and challenges.


Delayed payments and youth debt


Dr Ayesha Scott and Professor Aaron Gilbert of the AUT Business School launched their Youth+Debt Report, detailing how ‘buy now, pay later’ schemes affect young people’s financial wellbeing.


World first rainbow research e-portal

Guide the way

AUT’s new rainbow research digital portal, Ia, was launched as a new public resource for queer-themed research publications, making it the first research resource of its kind in the world.


Explore AUT research

AUT research is focused on real-world impact, and we're known as a leading research university with innovative research that addresses issues facing the environment, society and the world.


AUT Impact conversation series

Watch AUT experts discuss the issues New Zealanders are talking about and the topics that matter to you in this series of on demand videos.


Contact us

Get in touch with our team if you have any questions about Research Week.