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

Professor Verica Rupar

Five questions: Professor Verica Rupar

Communication studies
We asked Professor Verica Rupar five questions about her research ahead of her Inaugural Professorial Address.
AUT Drone Lab group photo

AUT Drone Lab Antarctic Conservation

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
AUT’s Drone Lab is part of the Australian Research Council $A36m project Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future (SAEF) project.
Ayesha Scott

AUT funding helps Kiwis talk about money

Business
Newly funded research from AUT aims to tackle financial abuse by helping Kiwis feel comfortable and talk constructively about money with their loved ones.
Professor Lindsey White

Five questions: Professor Lindsey White

Science
We asked Professor Lindsey White five questions about his research ahead of his Inaugural Professorial Address.

World-leading academic staff

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Edwina Pio

Professor Edwina Pio is New Zealand's first and only professor of diversity and was awarded a Royal Society medal in 2019 for her work on intersectional diversity.

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Jarrod Haar

Professor Jarrod Haar is the deputy director of AUT's NZ Work Research Institute and has an international reputation as one of the foremost Māori scholars in business.

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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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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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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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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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Patria Hume

Professor Patria Hume is an international leader in sports performance, renowned for her work on reducing injury and improving sports techniques for athletes around the world.

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Gail Pacheco

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

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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

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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