Research in hospitality, tourism and events

Our research informs the global academic community, but it is also focused on developing practical research outcomes: it aims to improve the hospitality and tourism industry.

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AUT's academic supervisors are recognised world-class researchers who have the expert knowledge to guide you throughout your studies.

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If you’re interested in applying to a PhD or MPhil, email doctoral.and.mphil.admissions@aut.ac.nz first to assess your eligibility for the programme.

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Auckland wins 7 Experiences Summit
09 May, 2023
Hundreds of academics and professionals are expected to converge on Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland for the fourth annual 7 Experiences Summit.
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A new tourism and hospitality accord
21 Mar, 2023
There is hope that working conditions in tourism and hospitality are set to improve, thanks in part to research by AUT.
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New professors and associate professors
17 Nov, 2022
AUT is delighted to announce the promotion of 15 of its academics to the position of Professor and 30 to Associate Professor.
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Record ranking for AUT
12 Oct, 2022
AUT has claimed its highest-ever place among New Zealand universities in the latest global rankings.
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Guiding tourism in the Pacific Islands
25 Aug, 2022
With visitors now returning to the Pacific Islands, AUT is helping destinations make better decisions on building back.

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