AUT tech start-up develops breakthrough

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
08 Mar, 2023
An AUT tech spinout, has recently been granted breakthrough device designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

AUT 2023 Orientation a success

03 Mar, 2023
AUT’s 2023 Orientation took place at three campuses over five days with the start of each day marked by a powerful pōwhiri to welcome the newest students.

Student support: extreme weather events

23 Feb, 2023
AUT students who have been affected by the recent extreme weather events can see what support is available to help them.
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Health leaders hail “impactful” study

15 Feb, 2023
A government working group is hailing new AUT research as insightful, applicable, and impactful.
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AUT gains GenderTick Accreditation

03 Feb, 2023
AUT’s commitment to gender equality has been formally recognised by gaining Advanced GenderTick accreditation.

‘I wanted to learn first-hand'

Communication studies
12 Jan, 2023
Language revitalisation expert Dr Richard Henne-Ochoa, of Indiana University’s American Indian Studies Research Institute, on visiting Te Ipukarea

Positive impact in education recognised

13 Dec, 2022
Bachelor of Arts in Education student Emeline Latu was recently awarded The Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Award for Education and Teaching.
The Employability and Career Services Team at the awards

Best Careers Service Award

09 Dec, 2022
AUT Employability & Career Services wins top award.
Professor Rhema Vaithianathan speaking at a lecturn in Abu Dhabi

Ethically leveraging data insights

Social sciences and public policy
21 Nov, 2022
Governments are increasingly wanting to learn how to ethically leverage data insights, Professor Rhema Vaithianathan says.
Lesley Ferkins

Lesley Ferkins honoured by SMAANZ

Sport and recreation
18 Nov, 2022
Professor Lesley Ferkins has been named the Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ) Distinguished Service Award winner.
Anil Narayan

Meet our staff: Anil Narayan

16 Nov, 2022
As the head of department for accounting, Associate Professor Anil Narayan is proud of the achievements he has had in his academic career so far.

First AUT STEM Camp a success

19 Oct, 2022
The three-day camp aimed to empower Māori high school students through science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

2022 Pat Hanly Creativity Awards

Art and design
28 Sep, 2022
On 8 September Auckland Art Gallery Toi O Tamaki hosted to the 2022 Pat Hanly Creativity Awards, recognizing 89 talented students from 47 secondary schools
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Being radical in time of climate crisis

20 Sep, 2022
AUT Law School hosted a public lecture by Environmental Law Professor Liz Fisher, a distinguished legal academic from Oxford University.

Tonga Language Week 2022

Hospitality, tourism and events
05 Sep, 2022
Episode 5 of AUT’s 2022 Pacific Language Week Video series – AUT Focus on Sustainability – was launched this week.
Nabil Sabra

New MENA student mentoring programme

Art and design
26 Aug, 2022
A newly developed mentoring programme aims to support AUT’s Middle Eastern and North African students, its founder Nabil Sabra says.

Matariki chocolate and perfect ice cream

Hospitality, tourism and events
25 Aug, 2022
An AUT patisserie student has won a trip to Samoa for her Matariki-inspired chocolate, and a culinary alumnus has scored perfectly for his ice cream.

Meet our staff: Saten Kumar

23 Aug, 2022
Professor Saten Kumar, who leads AUT’s School of Economics, is interested in finding ways to enhance the quality of economic data for Pacific Islands.
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AI for the environment hackathon

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
18 Aug, 2022
In September AUT will host the female-led AI hackathon AI for the environment in a weekend of creative problem-solving.
Irmine Kabimbi Ngoy wins BGS prize

Prize for research into kid influencers

11 Aug, 2022
AUT PhD candidate Irmine Kabimbi Ngoy has been awarded the Beta Gamma Sigma New Zealand Alumni Committee scholarship.
Ella Henry presents award to Trudy James

Mātauranga Māori celebrated

11 Aug, 2022
Te Ara Pakihi, Te Ōhanga Me Te Ture | Faculty of Business, Economics and Law has contributed to many recent successes and celebrations of mātauranga Māori.

Meet our staff: Sandra Thaggard

Health sciences
01 Aug, 2022
A senior lecturer in nursing, Dr Sandra Thaggard is interested in the management of diabetes, violence & abuse, and mental health issues in Pacific people.

Meet our staff: Tafili Utumapu-McBride

01 Aug, 2022
What she loves most about her work is developing a rapport with students, says Dr Tafili Utumapu-McBride who is a senior lecturer in education.
ECMS launch

A bold new research framework for ECMS

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
28 Jul, 2022
The School of Engineering, Computer Science & Mathematics’ vision is to produce industry and future-ready graduates for a globally connected world.

Meet our staff: Rita Krishnamurthi

Health sciences
22 Jul, 2022
Associate Professor Rita Krishnamurthi balances her work as a public health researcher with her role as the deputy director of NISAN at AUT.
Leon Iusitini

Meet our staff: Leon Iusitini

06 Jul, 2022
As a Pacific researcher at AUT, Dr Leon Iusitini’s role is both research and promoting the interests of Pacific people in New Zealand.
Sabrina Naseem, receiving the ENZ Auckland Branch’s GT Murray Award

Engineering alumna honoured by ENZ

16 Jun, 2022
Engineering NZ’s Auckland branch has awarded AUT Construction Engineering alumna its GT Murray Award for best student presentation.

Engineering a better world

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
09 Jun, 2022
Creating life-saving implants and helping launch satellites into space are all in a day’s work for Kurt Schmidt. AUT’s Insight magazine talks to him.

In pursuit of equity and excellence

09 Jun, 2022
Her plan was to practise law - not teach it. Now Associate Professor Khylee Quince is the first Māori law school dean in Aotearoa. AUT’s Insight meets her.

Beauty entrepreneur’s winning formula

Communication studies
09 Jun, 2022
AUT’s Insight magazine meets Jaimee Lupton: PR whiz, entrepreneur and co-founder of MONDAY, a cult line of luxurious-yet-affordable haircare.

Pushing boundaries in a global market

09 Jun, 2022
AUT’s Insight magazine meets Will Farrell-Green who is now Amazon’s lead of creator product for audio and based in San Francisco.

AUT BioDesign Lab: Testing boundaries

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
09 Jun, 2022
At the AUT BioDesign Lab, engineers, designers, physiologists, neuroscientists & clinicians join forces to solve real problems. AUT’s Insight meets them.

This one precious life

Communication studies
09 Jun, 2022
Now a journalist for Māori Television and founder of the charity Brave, Jess Tyson is a beacon of hope for Māori youth. AUT’s Insight magazine meets her.

For the greater good

Health sciences
09 Jun, 2022
Dr Mangor Pedersen is harnessing the power of AI to revolutionise the treatment of epilepsy, traumatic brain injury and dementia. AUT’s Insight meets him.

The best job in the world

Communication studies
09 Jun, 2022
It was a lightbulb moment during his comms degree that determined the career of Jeremy Olds who now works in Paris. AUT’s Insight magazine meets him.

The power of Lisa

09 Jun, 2022
As a leader in Deloitte’s forensic team Lisa Tai has helped uncover criminal activities, tackle fraud and fight white-collar crime. AUTs Insight meets her.

The making of a university

09 Jun, 2022
Derek McCormack was one of New Zealand’s longest serving vice-chancellors. AUT’s Insight magazine asked him to reflect on his, and AUT’s, journey.

Sleep, glorious sleep

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
09 Jun, 2022
A new machine designed by AUT alumna Dalya Al-Mohamadamin could put a good night’s sleep back on the menu for thousands of Kiwis. AUT’s Insight meets her.

A beacon for human performance

Sport and recreation
09 Jun, 2022
Helping people live longer healthier lives has been a lifelong quest for AUT alumnus and LA native Matt Kritz. AUT’s Insight magazine catches up with him.

Champion for digital transformation

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
09 Jun, 2022
Spearheading the digital transformation at Fresh Direct NZ has cemented Avinash de Silva’s place in the fast-growing IT sector. AUT’s Insight meets him.

Game changer

Language and culture
09 Jun, 2022
Nick Jones’ fascination with storytelling started in his childhood. Now he’s joined Swedish games creator Sharkmob in London. AUT’s Insight meets him.

Driving change for diversity in golf

Sport and recreation
09 Jun, 2022
Tagging along with her sports-mad parents was the ultimate training ground for world champion golfer and AUT alumna Phillis Meti. AUT’s Insight meets her.

Almost human

09 Jun, 2022
AUT law alumnus Sam Ennor is deeply fascinated by the legal ramifications of the rapidly approaching AI revolution. AUT’s Insight magazine meets him.
Gender and diversity threads

Sharing gender and diversity research

30 May, 2022
Did you know that AUT has an interdisciplinary network dedicated to sharing and showcasing research into gender and diversity?
Jordan Tane

Opportunity to shine a light on Matariki

Art and design
25 May, 2022
Communication design student Jordan Tane (Ngāpuhi) has designed nine posters – one for each Matariki star – which will be displayed around AUT campuses.
Amy Malcolm

AUT announces new Head of VC's Office

11 Apr, 2022
Amy Malcolm joins team at the end of June 2022
Dion Enari

5 questions with Lefaoali’i Dion Enari

Sport and recreation
07 Apr, 2022
We asked him five questions about his research and the importance of placing sustainability at the heart of research activity.
Steve Henry

Steve Henry new Royal Society Fellow

21 Mar, 2022
Congratulations to Professor Steve Henry of Kode Technology Innovation (DCT) and Kode Biotech, on being made a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
AUT donates furniture to Tongan relief

Extending manaaki to our community

16 Mar, 2022
A 40-foot container full of desks and chairs donated by AUT has been shipped over to Tonga to get schools up and running.
Nancy Johnson-Hunt and Emily Miller-Sharma sitting on stage smailing at the camera.

A talk on fashion and sustainability

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
07 Mar, 2022
A panel discussion at Auckland Art Gallery on the future of the New Zealand fashion industry was chaired by AUT doctoral candidate Nancy Johnson-Hunt.
Jim Marbrook

LOIMATA wins best documentary

Communication studies
04 Mar, 2022
Loimata – a film produced by AUT Communications Studies lecturer Jim Marbrook takes home ‘Best Documentary’ at the New Zealand Television Awards.
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AUT at Best Awards 2021

22 Feb, 2022
AUT’s Art and Design students have won a total of 40 awards at 2021’s Best Awards, including 14 Gold, 12 Silver and 14 Bronze.
Vice-Chancellor Derek McCormack

VC receives award for leadership

22 Feb, 2022
AUT Vice-Chancellor Derek McCormack has received a special University Medal acknowledging his leadership of AUT over the last 18 years.

‘Switching on’ drugs to target disease

08 Feb, 2022
To improve drug treatment outcomes and reduce side effects, researchers are looking for ways to more accurately target drugs to work on diseased cells.

Leaps of discovery in sports research

Sport and recreation
08 Feb, 2022
Imagine analysing the way a person hopped could help predict and improve their sprint performance. That is what AUT PhD candidate Ant Sharp is exploring.

Te ao Māori lens key to media major

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
08 Feb, 2022
AUT’s Māori Media major offers many opportunities for students like Zayne Collier (Ngāti Porou me Te Rarawa) to create their own short films and apps.

Preparing students to make an impact

08 Feb, 2022
There’s growing recognition of the value of entrepreneurial skills, and the AUT Business School’s entrepreneurship courses help students make an impact.

Engineering the future of air travel

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
08 Feb, 2022
Technical skills are only one part of the job for software engineers, which is why AUT engineering students spend hundreds of hours working with industry.
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No university is an ivory tower

01 Feb, 2022
How can universities overcome common problems today? Professor Guy Littlefair talks to The Brand Education.
Hope Ralph

AUT Sportsperson of the Year

Sport and recreation
02 Dec, 2021
36 AUT students from disciplines ranging from athletics to waka ama have been awarded an AUT Blue Award.
Ayesha Scott

Money matters: it all adds up

01 Nov, 2021
Dr Ayesha Scott recently spoke to a virtual audience of 200, speaking on money matters for the Business School’s 2021 Career Advantage Series.
Prototype knife and chopping board

Easier cooking for diverse needs

Art and design
01 Nov, 2021
Mt Richmond Special School students developed a design for a knife and chopping board for their SouthSci project, supported by Good Health Design at AUT.
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Pacific language videos: Tokelau

Health sciences
27 Oct, 2021
The final episode of this year’s AUT Pacific Language Week video series is live.
Zoom graduation for Chinese students

AUT celebrates China-based postgrads

26 Oct, 2021
International travel might be on hold, but that hasn’t stopped an inaugural cohort of China-based students graduating as AUT Masters of Applied Finance.
Decal of flowers and birds in hospital

Creating a healing environment

Art and design
22 Oct, 2021
Katie Twisleton’s master's research looked at how graphic design could be used in a stroke ward to improve experiences of healthcare.
A screenshot from the video showing the words "Stroke: Busting the Myths - Episode 8"

Pacific language videos: Niue

Health sciences
18 Oct, 2021
Episode eight of this year’s AUT Pacific Language Week video series has been released.
Vaccination bus

AUT shuttles become vaccination buses

18 Oct, 2021
AUT shuttles have a temporary new role and are on the road helping in the mobile vaccination campaign.
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Closing the gap in STEM diversity

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
13 Oct, 2021
Electric Kiwi has joined forces with Auckland University of Technology to make a tangible step in closing the gap in STEM diversity.
Bright coloured paints

Thinking through colour

Art and design
12 Oct, 2021
After finding problems with the designs of patient information in healthcare, student Hannah Sames looked at how painting could improve experiences.
The titlescreen from the video saying "Stroke: Busting the myths - episode 7"

Pacific language videos: Fiji

Health sciences
05 Oct, 2021
It’s Fiji Language Week and episode seven of this year’s AUT Pacific Language Week video series has been released.
Whanau boxes

BBM support students with Whānau boxes

04 Oct, 2021
Thanks to our Chancellor and Dave Letele, BBM Motivation and the Office of Pacific Advancement have been helping AUT students with Whānau boxes.
Azure Manunui

Making it easy for employers to recruit

27 Sep, 2021
Employers enjoy a positive recruitment experience using AUT talenthub.
Hēmi Kelly, Hana Mereraiha and Lorde in the studio

Translating Lorde, codename Henry

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
17 Sep, 2021
Hēmi Kelly is excited about the positive impact that popstar Lorde’s te reo Māori version of Solar Power will have on revitalisation of the language.
Yellow flower

Government reports on NZ’s happiness

Social sciences and public policy
13 Sep, 2021
Thanks to AUT research, Statistics NZ now recognises that “happiness” is a key indicator of how COVID-19 is impacting our country.
X Challenge finalists 2021

Meet the 2021 X Challenge Finalists

10 Sep, 2021
Read about the eight finalists who will be battling to win $20,000 of cash and prizes in AUT's entrepreneurship competition.
Screenshot of the video showing magazine style cartoon cutouts of Tongan people of different ages.

Pacific language videos: Tonga

Health sciences
08 Sep, 2021
Episode five of this year’s AUT Pacific Language Week video series has been released.
What's Wrong With You

What's Wrong With You?

Communication studies
01 Sep, 2021
What's Wrong With You? is a new podcast produced by two AUT alumni that provides an authentic insight on life as a disabled person.
BEL scholar

Notable award for AUT Business student

01 Sep, 2021
An international honour society has recognised an AUT Business School postgraduate, highlighting the dedication of the society’s NZ alumni chapter.
Samirah Ali and Christine McKinnon

Commitment to community causes

27 Jul, 2021
Commitment and passion were strong drivers behind the volunteering and leadership activities done by the latest cohort of Employability Award graduates.
Decathlon group photo

Decathlon NZ Foundation Talent Games

Sport and recreation
20 Jul, 2021
Two students who won this competition are creating a free-to-access outdoor multi-sport themed gym for the people of Papatoetoe.
Professor Charles Walker

Fletcher Chair of Future Environments

Architecture and built environment
20 Jul, 2021
AUT’s School of Future Environments and Fletcher Construction have signed an MOU to establish the inaugural Chair of Future Environments.
Narjis Mirza

Hayakal al Noor, Bodies of Light on now

Art and design
06 Jul, 2021
Hayakal al Noor, Bodies of Light – an exhibition by Art and Design Doctoral Candidate Narjis Mirza is a light installation that is a true feast for the sen
Talk back cast

AUT on screen with Talkback

Communication studies
06 Jul, 2021
The City Campus is currently featuring on-screen with TVNZ’s new on-demand show Talkback.
Young leaders

Supporting our future leaders

05 Jul, 2021
AUT is a proud sponsor of four events currently taking place, which support the aspirations of our next generation of leaders.
AUT Vice-Chancellor Derek McCormack and restaurateur Tony Astle standing next to each other with a certificate.

Renowned restaurateur honoured by AUT

Hospitality, tourism and events
17 Jun, 2021
Veteran chef and restaurateur Tony Astle has received one of AUT’s highest honours, a Seddon Honorary Fellowship.
Atakohu Middleton

Pikihuia shortlist includes AUT writer

Communication studies
16 Jun, 2021
Congratulations to Communications Studies lecturer Dr Atakohu Middleton, who has been shortlisted in the Pikihuia Awards for her short story Wairua.
Alumni event

Eat and Chat with Alumni

04 Jun, 2021
Over 200 students came along to ‘Eat and Chat with Alumni’, which connected students with 25 graduates from all faculties and a range of industries.
Aerial spaulding lake

Time's strange tissue

Art and design
01 Jun, 2021
Professor Len Gillman, Associate Professor Andrew Denton, and Susan Jowsey are exhibiting their work at the Auckland Festival of Photography.
Women in tech group photo

Smoothing the path for women in tech

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
01 Jun, 2021
Read the last Techweek blog on how AUT is mentoring and networking with women in tech.
Every Banana Helps

Ad school grads winning awards

31 May, 2021
AUT’s advertising creativity graduates are showcasing their talents, with two creative teams from the 2020 graduating class scooping awards.
Creating Community

Good Health Design & We Read Auckland

Art and design
28 May, 2021
The Good Health Design Lab’s Museum of Meaningful Moments will be on display at Auckland Central Library as part of the We Read Auckland regional event.
Professor Aman Oo

DCT welcomes new Head for ECMS

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
24 May, 2021
The School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences has welcomed Professor Aman Oo as its new Head of School.

Celebrating Pink Shirt Day 2021 at AUT

14 May, 2021
Join us on Friday 21 May 2021 as we Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu, Mauri Tū, Mauri Ora – Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying!
Energy Efficiency

AUT: How we managed to kill the ‘bill’

13 May, 2021
Despite 2020 being peppered with COVID lockdowns, they were not the only contributor to impressive savings for AUT’s energy bill.
Techweek playlist

Techweek 21: Tech for Good

07 May, 2021
Techweek 2021 is almost upon us, and this year again offers a huge variety of interesting and insightful events and talks on AUT City Campus.
Ideas light bulb

Employers keen to be on campus next week

30 Apr, 2021
Employers are keen to come onto campus finally next week to recruit, advise, inform and inspire students about the workplace and career options.
Associate professor David White

Engineering Better Health

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
28 Apr, 2021
Read AUT’s Blog #2 for Techweek 2021.
AI Summit

AUT set to host Aotearoa AI Summit

23 Apr, 2021
AUT is the Platinum Sponsor and will be hosting the Aotearoa AI Summit on Wednesday 12 May.
Rescued kitten

Furry friend found by Estates team

23 Apr, 2021
After reports of strange noises coming from the wall, The Estate team at the South Campus rescued a 6-week-old kitten from a wall cavity.
Lynn Catton

ICT Engineering Fair attracts employers

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
31 Mar, 2021
More than 500 AUT students impressed employers at the ICT and Engineering Career Fair on Wednesday 24 March.

Space for creativity

Art and design
18 Mar, 2021
Insight, AUT’s alumni magazine, talks to textile design alumna April Gourdie who has become known as the ‘knit person’ of Allbirds’ product team.

Mind over matter

Health sciences
18 Mar, 2021
Insight, AUT’s alumni magazine, talks to health sciences alumna Alexis (Lex) Pritchard who now helps people build the mental skills to smash their goals.

Immunising for misinformation

Communication studies
18 Mar, 2021
Insight, AUT’s alumni magazine, talks to communication studies alumna Diane Abad-Vergara about what it’s like to work for the WHO during a global pandemic.

Giving voice to indigenous stories

Communication studies
18 Mar, 2021
Insight, AUT’s alumni magazine, talks to globally acclaimed indigenous storyteller and AUT communication studies alumna Chelsea Winstanley.

Visual arts alumna revives Niuean art

Art and design
24 Feb, 2021
Artist and AUT visual arts graduate Cora-Allan Wickliffe is reviving the ancient Niuean art of hiapo.

AUT alumnus wins major artist residency

Art and design
19 Feb, 2021
AUT visual arts alumnus Kalisolaite 'Uhila has been awarded the Art Foundation’s prestigious $100,000 Harriet Friedlander Residency.
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Passion for entrepreneurship and design

Art and design
18 Feb, 2021
Alumnus Sam Gray shares with us how his passion for entrepreneurship and design led him to become the CEO and founder for two companies.

LOIMATA film wins Grand Prix at FIFO

Communication studies
16 Feb, 2021
Documentary LOIMATA, The Sweetest Tears, has won the Grand Prix du Jury at Tahiti’s prestige FIFO, (Festival International du Film Documentaire Océanien).
Auckland Bike Challenge

Aotearoa Bike Challenge

09 Feb, 2021
The Aotearoa Bike Challenge is on now! Hear from Senior Lecturer Dr David Hall to see why he bikes and what advice he has.
Heartfelt team portrait

A Heartfelt solution

Creative technologies
04 Feb, 2021
Two students at AUT have designed a simple yet powerful answer to the distance and isolation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Using data to create social equity

Social sciences and public policy
03 Feb, 2021
Researchers at the AUT Centre for Social Data Analytics help agencies use data to make better decisions about how to support the most vulnerable people.

Evolving architecture for future needs

Architecture and built environment
03 Feb, 2021
With the increased pace of technological and ecological change, designing for the future is critical. AUT’s architecture programmes address this challenge.
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Beyond labs and lecture theatres

29 Jan, 2021
Research opportunities and field trips to estuaries, zoos, marine parks and intertidal shores are key components of AUT’s marine science programmes.
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Preparing entrepreneurs for success

29 Jan, 2021
The CO.STARTERS programme at AUT is helping aspiring entrepreneurs like business alumnus Geoff Holmes turn their ideas into a successful start-up.
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BioDesign Lab delivers new solutions

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
28 Jan, 2021
New facemask technology is one of many innovative technologies and therapies developed by researchers at the AUT BioDesign Lab.
MFAT Scholars

Internships for our MFAT NZ Scholars

18 Jan, 2021
Summer got busy for four AUT students as they embarked on a 10-week summer internship programme.
Eng 2020 Chartered

Engineering Awards 2020

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
17 Dec, 2020
The 2020 Engineering Awards, hosted online for the first time, recognised the success and talent of AUT's great engineering graduates.
BCIS BMath Sci

Computer & Mathematical Sciences Awards

17 Dec, 2020
AUT’s Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences recognised students' talent, achievement and success in their annual awards ceremony.
Future Environments Creative

Future Environments 2020 Awards

17 Dec, 2020
The success and achievement of our amazing students was recognised by the School of Future Environments at their annual awards ceremony.
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Communication Studies 2020 Awards

Communication studies
17 Dec, 2020
Students were recognised for their outstanding accomplishments at this year's Communication Studies Awards.
Art and Design Eva Blok

Art and Design Awards

Art and design
17 Dec, 2020
The 2020 Art and Design Awards recognise students' scholarly excellence as well as their outstanding contribution to the school and wider community.
Vavanga Island kids

Vavanga hospo returned

15 Dec, 2020
Marine ecology staff have raised $4000 toward a new primary school in the Solomon Islands.
David Robie, Del Abcede and John Pulu

Director of Pacific Media Centre retires

Communication studies
11 Dec, 2020
Professor David Robie, founding Director of the AUT Pacific Media Centre, has announced his retirement from the role.
Shailan Patel and Benny Zhong

Success in difficult times

10 Dec, 2020
Fulfilling academic study this year has been tough, yet 80 AUT students also successfully completed Edge and Beyond Awards despite the challenges.
Professor Duncan Reid

Prof. awarded IFOMPT Life Membership

Health sciences
04 Dec, 2020
Professor Duncan Reid has been awarded Life Membership by IFOMPT, in recognition of his outstanding contribution.
Alex Mackenzie and Ayaka Archer

Interns on the front line

04 Dec, 2020
Trade Commissioner and Consul-General Matt Ritchie was pleased to have alumni Alex Mackenzie and Ayaka Archer in his Vancouver team when the pandemic hit.

BCIS final projects showcase diversity

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
03 Dec, 2020
Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences graduating students’ industry projects have developed solutions for a range of organisations.
Anamorphic Amusement

AD20 virtual showcase

Art and design
24 Nov, 2020
Graduating Art and Design students’ work has been showcased in a virtual exhibition for the first time.
Headshot of Tago Mharapara and Katherine Ravenswood

Business School wins health funding

06 Nov, 2020
The Health Research Council (HRC) has awarded funding to two research proposals led by academics in the Business School.
Jade and Rachel

Graduate roles and internships growing

05 Nov, 2020
On-campus recruitment service AUT talenthub had a record placement of interns and graduate candidates last month, despite the impact of COVID-19.
Xin Cheng and Mon Jansen

What could this become?

Art and design
05 Nov, 2020
Staff member Monique Jansen from the School of Art & Design and renowned artist Xin Cheng have given new life to AUT’s waste.
Green Impact

Green Impact 2020

05 Nov, 2020
This year AUT teams completed an impressive 153 sustainability related actions aimed at making our university more environmentally friendly.

Evocative new work at the Art Gallery

Art and design
03 Nov, 2020
AQI2020 is a new commission by New Zealand performance and installation artist and AUT alumna, Alicia Frankovich.
Headshot of Lena Waizenegger

Business School excellence at AI event

02 Nov, 2020
Lena Waizenegger (Business Information Systems) welcomed the chance to share her research in person at the recent Artificial Intelligence show in Auckland.

Is running good for your knees?

01 Nov, 2020
A new study from the University of Maryland has found that running could actually be good for your knees.
Sustainable food

Students focus on sustainable food

Sport and recreation
27 Oct, 2020
Around 50 students within the School of Sport and Recreation spent Semester 1 thinking, writing and studying food and nutrition.
ANZAC biscuits

A study exchange without the travel

Hospitality, tourism and events
27 Oct, 2020
American breakfast foods and ANZAC biscuits - find out how our School of Hospitality created a ‘virtual exchange’ with a university in New Jersey.
A cartoon of a man popping out of a laptop holding a megaphone and a sign that reads "open library".

Employment relations journal now free

Social sciences and public policy
13 Oct, 2020
The New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations will now make itself available free on Tuwhera, AUT’s open access journal hosting service.
MBIE investigators

Data Science for Mental Health

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
09 Oct, 2020
AUT has secured more than $2.1m to develop new data science technology for mental health diagnosis in MBIE Catalyst Programme.

Celebrating Pink Shirt Day on 16 October

09 Oct, 2020
Pink Shirt Day is about working together to stop bullying by celebrating diversity and promoting positive social relationships.
Professor Lorna Piatti-Farnell sitting at a desk and holding a book.

Professor gets horror studies editorship

07 Oct, 2020
The new Principal Editor of Lexington Books Horror Studies plans to expand the reach of horror into the broader landscape of popular culture.
Guy Littlefair

Design and Creative Tech PG Awards

07 Oct, 2020
The 2020 Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies Postgraduate Awards recognise the top honours, master’s and doctoral students who graduated in 2020.
Reverse vending machine

A reverse vending machine?

24 Sep, 2020
A Reverse Vending Machine that takes rather than gives is up and running at AUT.
Power grid

Joint research of NZ’s future power grid

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
22 Sep, 2020
AUT researchers are part of a multi-university project on New Zealand’s future power grid.
X Challenge finalists 2020

2020 X Challenge Finalists

15 Sep, 2020
Read about the eight finalists of X Challenge, AUT's entrepreneurship competition.
Y25 Hui

Supporting our future leaders

10 Sep, 2020
Y25 supports young women who are raising their voices, challenging the status quo and fighting for a fairer Aotearoa.

AUT alumn Haydn Jack changing the world

Art and design
10 Sep, 2020
AUT alumnus Haydn Jack says he fell in love with design because it has the power to change the world.
Energy efficiency

AUT: Lowest energy intensity

10 Sep, 2020
AUT has rated as one of the lowest energy intensity universities in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong.
Māori Language Week logo

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2020

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
10 Sep, 2020
It's Māori Language Week, from September 14. Here's how to get involved at AUT.
Finance department

Finance Department celebrates milestones

09 Sep, 2020
Despite the challenges of 2020, the AUT Finance Department has achieved two significant milestones.
Sustainability in Spring

Sustainability in Spring

04 Sep, 2020
Spring is here and AUT has some events coming up later in September where you can enjoy being outside and learn or try something new.
Helen Dervan

Law scholar wins Trans-Tasman prize

03 Sep, 2020
The Law School’s Helen Dervan has co-authored award-winning research about how to improve NZ’s approach to financial regulation.
Healthy homework works

How screen time impacts children

03 Sep, 2020
A Melbourne-led study has found heavy TV and computer use impacts children's academic results.
Hostile media environments pose growing challenges to Melanesia’s democracies, finds AUT’s latest Pacific Journalism Review.

PJR spotlights media strain in Melanesia

Communication studies
02 Sep, 2020
Hostile media environments pose growing challenges to Melanesia’s democracies, finds AUT’s latest Pacific Journalism Review.
Ryan Ashton

Spotlighting job search tools

01 Sep, 2020
Shining a spotlight on two vital job search tools for students was how AUT helped students refocus around the uncertainty of Auckland’s second lockdown.
Staff preparing to deliver meals

Supporting our residents in lockdown

28 Aug, 2020
The students in Akoranga Student Village and Wellesley Street Apartments are used to feeding themselves, but Alert level 3 has been a little different.
Techweek 2020 speaker

Techweek showcase’s NZ’s tech diversity

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
10 Aug, 2020
AUT led, partnered and contributed to more than 20 Techweek events, demonstrating its diverse involvement and support of Aotearoa’s technology ecosystem.

Modern slavery expert makes global news

07 Aug, 2020
NZ’s first conviction for modern slavery has generated a whirlwind of international media activity for a new member of the Law School.
Associate Professor Barbara Bollard in Antarctica

Collecting data in Antarctica

30 Jul, 2020
Q&A with Associate Professor Bollard about collecting data in Antarctica.
AUT Digital Design PhD student Katarina Markovic

Heritage Preservation through VR

Art and design
30 Jul, 2020
Q&A with digital design PhD student Katarina Markovic about heritage preservation and VR storytelling.
Plastic myths and facts

Plastics and recycling – Myths and facts

28 Jul, 2020
This Plastic Free July, we look at some myths about plastic and recycling and what we can do to reduce and reuse.
International Mask Festival

Strengthening cultural links

24 Jul, 2020
Lester Finch, Director of AUT’s Indonesia Centre was invited by the Indonesian Government to speak at the Indonesian Mask Festival last month.
Professor Lesley Ferkins

Diversity lacking in sports management

21 Jul, 2020
Researchers are calling for the cultural and ethnic diversity of athletes to be reflected in management and governance roles of all sporting codes.
Green Impact

Green Impact Australasian awards

21 Jul, 2020
Annie McKillop, Staff Development & Engagement Co-ordinator at AUT Library, has been named Staff Champion in the Green Impact Australasian awards.
Angelique Nairn

Can social media help combat racism?

Communication studies
20 Jul, 2020
Dr Angelique Nairn examined how people reacted to anti-racism messages posted to social media as part of the first 'Give Nothing to Racism' campaign.
Vivian's story was brought to life in the form of a graphic novel illustrated by AUT Dr Tatiana Tavares.

A new way of research storytelling

Art and design
20 Jul, 2020
Vivian is a graphic novel about the intersections between gender and palliative care.
Patria Hume

Changing rugby to reduce head injuries

17 Jul, 2020
Medical researchers are urging World Rugby to try reducing on-field player numbers in a bid to reduce injuries.
thank-you-for-feeding freckle - children's book

AUT alumna writes children's book

14 Jul, 2020
The picture book is for parents to read to children between two and six years old and introduces them to the responsibility and care for animals.
AUT Spatial Design grad Mossiah Fina'i

Design Through a Pasifika Lens

Art and design
09 Jul, 2020
Using his Samoan heritage, one recent AUT graduate has found his drive to make the intangible come to life.
AUT Head of Art and Design Dr Andrew Withell

Why does art and design matter?

Art and design
09 Jul, 2020
Simply put, the role of artists and designers is to make the world a better place, writes Dr Andrew Withell, Head of Art and Design at AUT.

Alumnus hosts Techweek 2020 event

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
08 Jul, 2020
AUT alumnus Erik Bast is co-hosting Bridge the Gap: Identifying Value Drivers and Accelerating Strategy Execution, at Techweek 2020.
Walter Fraser

Getting students online during lockdown

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
02 Jul, 2020
Read our first Techweek blog about digital equity and helping our students study online with free devices during the lockdown.

HRC grants for three AUT researchers

02 Jul, 2020
AUT researchers working on stroke, exercise science and traumatic brain injury research have received Health Research Council grants.
Techweek playlist

Techweek 2020 AUT playlist launched

30 Jun, 2020
Techweek 2020 comes to life as a virtual event post COVID-19 lockdown.
Hospitality student Sally Claire Nutt smiling in the foreground, with four of her fellow students preparing food behind.

Student chefs cook for the homeless

Hospitality, tourism and events
24 Jun, 2020
Hospitality students working in AUT’s commercial kitchen are preparing high-quality food for the homeless.
Dr Stephen Archer

Just one bin of rubbish a year

24 Jun, 2020
Dr Stephen Archer from the School of Science talks about his journey of reducing waste in his household from two rubbish bags a week to two bags a year.
Professor David Robie and Pacific Media Watch project contributing editor Sri Krishnamurthi.

$10k climate and Covid-19 grant

Communication studies
23 Jun, 2020
EJN will partner with AUT Pacific Media Centre on a $10k “climate and covid project to help improve environmental reporting in the Pacific region.
Architecture of density Civilisation

Civilisation and imagined futures

16 Jun, 2020
Professor Charles Walker has reflected on the challenge of educating for imagined futures in light of COVID-19 and NZ’s own experience of lock down.
Dr Mahsa

Getting more kids into STEM is crucial

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
12 Jun, 2020
Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh, Director of Women in STEM at AUT says now more than ever getting and maintaining children’s interest in STEM is vital.
Sustainability block cover

Role of NZ sustainability professionals

Business and economics
12 Jun, 2020
AUT participated in a collaborative research project delving into the rapidly evolving roles of sustainability professionals in NZ organisations.
Gentle Man by Imuy Teav

AUT grad named international finalist

Art and design
10 Jun, 2020
AUT Fashion Design graduate Imuy Teav is one of the finalists for the 2020 iD International Emerging Designer Awards.
Employability Matters screenshot

Employment for students after COVID-19

09 Jun, 2020
Nanogirl Lab, Eat My Lunch and Snap Rentals were just a few of the employers who inspired students during our online Employability Matters Week.
Hand holding leaf against green background

Sustainability post COVID-19

05 Jun, 2020
During lockdown we have seen many environmental and social benefits. How do we sustain some of these benefits beyond the lockdown?
Kevin Kukla and Julia Leonard.

Documentary looks at Māori culture

02 Jun, 2020
Experiencing Māori culture while studying on exchange at AUT has inspired two filmmakers from the United States.
Dr Radilaite Cammock

HRC grants for four AUT researchers

Health sciences
27 May, 2020
Dr Radilaite Cammock is one of four AUT researchers who recently received a prestigious Health Research Council grant to support their work.
Sharon Lee

Reframe your mindset during COVID-19

Communication studies
13 May, 2020
AUT student Sharon Lee writes for the Times Higher Education website about the importance of reframing your mindset while studying during COVID-19.
BCT story

Problem solving even under lock down

Creative technologies
11 May, 2020
This semester, sixty first-year students will work on a solution for an unmet need highlighted by COVID-19 in an online, co-taught studio.
Zoom picture of presenters

Students get job-ready during lockdown

08 May, 2020
Students were able to take advantage of AUT’s Employability and Careers services during the lockdown to get career ready for future opportunities.
Zoom graduation

Zoom graduation for IH students

04 May, 2020
Read how the team at AUT's International House made sure their students could say goodbye and what it meant to their students.
Tim and Nick

Face shields for health workers

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
30 Apr, 2020
Associate Professor Tim Pasang and student Nick van Der Geest have been 3D printing medical face shields for frontline health workers.
Matt and chefs

AUT chefs feeding our students

28 Apr, 2020
Over the past five weeks, a team of AUT chefs have been looking after the 220 students in our on-campus student accommodation.
BEL career fair crowd

BEL career fairs buzzing

17 Mar, 2020
The Business and Economics and Law Career Fairs held last week were buzzing as students met employers and found out about job possibilities.
Empty supermarket trolleys

Marketing researcher makes media impact

Business and economics
12 Mar, 2020
From mouldy burgers to panic buying at the supermarket – what can we learn about the impact of marketing on our thoughts and actions as consumers?
The manuhiri are led onto AUT's marae.

Welcome for the new AUT Council

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
05 Mar, 2020
Members of this term’s AUT Council have been welcomed with a pōwhiri at Ngā Wai o Horotiu marae.
Dr Lola Van Wagenen and Dr George Burrill sitting on a couch, smiling.

Kind and modest duo receive AUT award

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
05 Mar, 2020
A humble couple whose generous support has allowed students from Vermont to study at AUT, and vice versa, have received recognition.
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern is welcomed onto Western Springs College - Ngā Puna o Waiōrea.

Helping to celebrate a new school

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
26 Feb, 2020
It is exciting to see the growth of AUT’s cousin Western Springs College - Ngā Puna o Waiōrea, Professor Pare Keiha says.
Associate Professor Arezou Zalipour

Knowing ourselves through film 

Communication studies
25 Feb, 2020
Screen Production Associate Professor Arezou Zalipour says now more than ever the value of different perspectives in film making is valued.
Megan Buyn with prototype

Nanogirl internship for BCT students

Creative technologies
17 Feb, 2020
To support Nanogirl Labs' expansion, co-founder Dr Michelle Dickinson turned to AUT’s Bachelor of Creative Technologies students to work with her over the
Food waste

The massive scale of food waste

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
14 Feb, 2020
A report just out of the Netherlands shows that food waste is a bigger problem than first thought.
CAUTHE 2020 branding

CAUTHE conference comes to AUT

Hospitality, tourism and events
10 Feb, 2020
Hundreds of international experts in tourism, hospitality and events are meeting in Auckland.
Grounds maintenance staff with electric equipment

Grounds maintenance goes green

10 Feb, 2020
AUT's Estates team has brought in two new grounds maintenance contractors who are committed to using all electric gear where possible.
Sam Orchard and SSBD logo

Same Same But Different 2020

Language and culture
07 Feb, 2020
2020 is a big year for Same Same But Different, as AUT alum Sam Orchard takes the helm as programme director.
Siobhan Harvey holding a book of poetry in her office.

Lecturer wins Robert Burns poetry award

Language and culture
05 Feb, 2020
Creative Writing Lecturer Siobhan Harvey has won the Robert Burns Poetry Competition for 2020.
Alex Waddell

Influential Leader honour for AUT alum

Business and economics
30 Jan, 2020
Alex Waddell honoured as AACSB Influential Leader, an annual initiative that recognises 25 business school graduates creating lasting impact in the world.
A head and shoulders photo of Chloe Jackman.

Undergraduate wins best political essay

Social sciences and public policy
09 Jan, 2020
An AUT student has been awarded the Best Undergraduate Essay in New Zealand Politics by the New Zealand Political Studies Association.
Professor Lesley Ferkins

Pasifika overlooked in rugby leadership

24 Dec, 2019
Study shows that a lack of understanding of Pacific Island culture and fear of failure prevent Pasifika players from becoming involved in rugby leadership.
kai with kids

Designing Kai with Kids

Art and design
04 Dec, 2019
South Campus Communication Design students Olivia Penfold and Brayden Luamanu are the designers behind a fundraiser recipe book for PILLARS.
Four people standing in a row at the International Writers Workshop awards ceremony, from left: Duncan Perkinson, Gillian Roach, Siobhan Harvey, and Bryan Walpert.

Siobhan Harvey scoops poetry award

Language and culture
21 Nov, 2019
The prestigious Kathleen Grattan Prize for a Sequence of Poems has this year been awarded to an AUT creative writing lecturer.
People standing and sitting in front of the wharenui at AUT.

Support for indigenous PhD scholars

18 Nov, 2019
A doctoral journey can be isolating and difficult to navigate, especially for scholars from indigenous cultures - but MAI ki Aronui is here to help.

Sport and Recreation alumni event 2019

11 Nov, 2019
The School of Sport and Recreation and the AUT Alumni team recently hosted a celebration event for alumni, business and industry partners and staff.
AUT participates in MBA case competition

AUT participates in MBA case competition

Business and economics
31 Oct, 2019
Four AUT MBA students competed in the inaugural NZ MBA Case Competition, held in Dunedin.
Māori media studies Lecturer Jani Wilson

The power of positive expectations

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
23 Oct, 2019
Māori students respond best when someone believes in them, expects the best from them and acknowledges their dreams, Lecturer Jani Wilson says.
PMC's David Robie

The human face of Iran

Communication studies
22 Oct, 2019
PMC's David Robie looks behind the chadors and sabre rattling to show the human face of Iran with a series on politics, travel and adventure.
Te Hononga is unveiled at Champlain College

Māori carving unveiled at US university

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
11 Oct, 2019
AUT has presented Champlain College with a traditional Māori carving in recognition of their special relationship.
Tangata 1

Exploring self and collective identity

Creative technologies
08 Oct, 2019
Bachelor of Technology students at Artweek’s Moonlight group exhibition.
SSA awards

Support for Māori & new students prized

08 Oct, 2019
Awards for making AUT a place where people love to learn
Networking event

Speed interviewing event a hit

07 Oct, 2019
Thanks to the generosity of 18 AUT alumni, dozens of students got the opportunity to practise their networking skills last week .
The Great Debate

Architects vs Engineers Debate Brief

01 Oct, 2019
Architects in New Zealand have joined with UK and Australian architects to declare we are in a climate emergency. The Great Debate - Architects vs Engineer
Royal Society Award

Royal Society Award for AUT Professor

24 Sep, 2019
AUT’s Professor Dave Towns has been awarded the 2019 Charles Fleming Award for Environmental Achievement by the Royal Society Te Apārangi.
2019 Law Awards

Law School celebrates top students

24 Sep, 2019
Laughter and waiata marked this year’s AUT Law School awards, an annual event celebrating its top academic students along with their whānau and families.
IHL moot competition

Valuable experience at moot competition

24 Sep, 2019
Law students Tessa Whale, Joshua de Vries and Julie Cleaver recently represented AUT at the 8th annual NZ IHL Moot Court Competition in Wellington.
Blackboard group photo

AUT team win Australasian award

04 Sep, 2019
A team from AUT’s Centre for Learning and Technology (CfLAT) won the Australasian Blackboard Award for Professional Development.
ATH partnership release

AUT sports science delivers in the US

Sport and recreation
03 Sep, 2019
AUT pioneers US programmes with Texas-based Athlete Training and Health
Law Career Fair group photo

Law degrees open up many avenues

21 Aug, 2019
A law degree doesn’t only lead to working in a law firm as the variety of employers at the AUT Law Career Fair indicated on Monday.

Alumna shortlisted for key NZ art prize

20 Aug, 2019
Now a successful artist based in New York, AUT art and design alumna Gabriella Challis was recently shortlisted for the 2019 Parkin Drawing Prize

International alumni meet in Guangzhou

20 Aug, 2019
The AUT alumni community in China have gathered for the first time in Guangzhou City.
HTEC crowd

Promoting careers, not just jobs

Hospitality, tourism and events
19 Aug, 2019
The Hospitality, Tourism, Events and Culinary Arts Career Fair attracted 240 students and 32 employers to AUT on Wednesday 14 August.
Hamilton Now by Bianca Cross, Hannah Small and Megan Laxon

48 AUT finalists at 2019 Best Awards

Art and design
07 Aug, 2019
AUT School of Art and Design has 48 finalists at this year’s Best Awards.
AUT Edge award winners

Industry sponsors applaud AUT Edge Award

01 Aug, 2019
Industry sponsors of the AUT Edge Award praised the latest 50 graduates, impressed with the students’ commitment to gaining strong work ready skills.
Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Design and Creative Industries, Professor Guy Littlefair and Pacific Journalism Review editor Professor David Robie at the recent launch at Auckland University of Technology.

Pacific Journalism Review turns 25

Communication studies
29 Jul, 2019
Pacific Journalism Review turns 25
Art work

Artwork for youth, by youth

Art and design
29 Jul, 2019
Students from Albany Senior High School have come together to bring Tūmanako 2019 to AUT to commemorate Hiroshima Day and support our Muslim community.
AUT Architectural Engineering lab directors Dr Ali Ghaffarainhoseini and Dr Amirhosein Ghaffarianhoseini

New lab focuses on future environments

26 Jul, 2019
Architectural Engineering lab tackles global issues head on, using Auckland as a test case.
Export NZ 2019 Awards trophy designed by AUT School of Art and Design Industrial Design students Kynan Robinson and Shah Mohebbi.

AUT students design Export NZ trophies

Art and design
23 Jul, 2019
Third year Industrial Design students Kynan Robinson and Shah Mohebbi are the designers behind this year’s Export NZ Awards trophies.
Louise Saunders at NDF 2018

AUT student receives NDF scholarship

Communication studies
18 Jul, 2019
After attending NDF 2018 as a scholarship recipient, AUT Post Graduate student Louise Saunders won the role of NDF Auckland Regional Ambassador.
AUT Millennium front

Student success: From the NHL to AUT

Sport and recreation
12 Jul, 2019
The reputation of AUT’s Sports Performance Research Institute led Paul Goodman to travel to NZ to undertake his PhD in post-concussion brain function.
international mathematical modelling challenge 2019’

Math modelling tackles global issues

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
10 Jul, 2019
Simplicity and clarity take Manurewa High to the top of international mathematical modelling challenge.
How should we tackle the climate crisis?

How should we tackle the climate crisis?

09 Jul, 2019
A new book edited by Dr David Hall aims to shift the discussion on climate change – from what needs to be done to how we should deal with it now.
A re imagined elective surgery ward bathroom

Reimagining the future of care

Art and design
02 Jul, 2019
A collaborative design project by AUT art & design students and Waitemata DHB reimagines what hospitals could look like.
Ki te tahatū o te rangi report

Te reo Māori is good for business

28 Jun, 2019
The incorporation of Māori language, terminology and tikanga significantly enhances job satisfaction and supports diversity.
talanoa discussion ‘Salty Blood and Tears’: Ocean Stories

What’s in a name ‘Moana’?

Art and design
28 Jun, 2019
AUT Art and Design Vā Moana research cluster hosted a talanoa discussion about ‘Moana’ as a term for modern day Oceania.
AUT group at the ISBNPA conference

AUT to co-host ISBNPA conference in 2020

Sport and recreation
26 Jun, 2019
Staff from the School of Sport and Recreation have helped win the bid to host a conference dedicated to behavioural nutrition and physical activity.
generic news image

Scholarship inspires change

Health sciences
21 Jun, 2019
Receiving the Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust (KEECT) Tressa Thomas Retraining Award was life-changing for AUT midwifery student Maran Greenwood.
Fishbone Tree of Life

A new direction for art on campus

Art and design
12 Jun, 2019
A newly established Art on Campus Advisory Group will shape and direct the University's art collection.
Blender Design and AUT

Reconnecting people with food

Art and design
11 Jun, 2019
Blender Design and AUT Industrial Design students tackle product design for smart horticulture.
Tagaloatele Emeritus Professor Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop

Pacific research of ‘hard’ social issues

Communication studies
29 May, 2019
Six years of diverse Pacific research by Auckland University of Technology staff and students has been profiled in a new publication.
Najmah Usamn

Reflecting two months after the shooting

Social sciences and public policy
24 May, 2019
Muslim and AUT PhD student Najmah Usman writes how she is heartened and has learnt a lot in wake of the tragedy.
Marilyn Waring Current BWB

The Political Years

Social sciences and public policy
16 May, 2019
Professor Marilyn Waring’s autobiographical account of her extraordinary years in parliament, will be explored at the Auckland Writers Festival.
marsden - landscape

Full scholarship to study fertility

Social sciences and public policy
15 May, 2019
A $81,000 scholarship up for grabs will help ensure the disadvantaged can access fertility treatment.
Te Hono 1

A chance to connect and talk values

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
14 May, 2019
A trip out to Umupuia Marae in east Auckland has helped close to 50 Māori staff of the university connect with each other.

AUT professor joins Stroke Central

Health sciences
10 May, 2019
Stroke Central has appointed Professor Valery Feigin to its board of governors as Honorary Medical Doctor.
Joseph Michael

Art meets science at AUT

02 May, 2019
Renowned artist Joseph Michael is AUT’s Artist in Residence for 2019
Agnes Naera

Driving diversity in NZ leadership

15 Apr, 2019
A long-serving AUT staff member is "humbled, privileged and very excited" at being appointed to the board of Global Women.
Careers fair at AUT

High praise for AUT Career Fair

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
10 Apr, 2019
AUT ICT and Engineering Career Fair is a great way to expand students’ understanding of career options and employers’ knowledge of AUT qualifications.
TDC64 Auckland

TDC64 Auckland: World’s best typography

Art and design
09 Apr, 2019
The world's best typography is on display at AUT's St Paul St Gallery 3 from 2-17 April

The Techweek19 programme is live

05 Apr, 2019
AUT is the only NZ university and an official Strategic Partner. Hear from Dr Roseanne Ellis and Professor Guy Littlefair about why we’re involved.
Still from SPARROW short film

Uncommon milestone for 'Sparrow'

Art and design
05 Apr, 2019
Professor Welby Ing's latest short film 'Sparrow' has been honoured with its 50th international film festival selection.
Dr Jeff Seadon

Measuring the impact of Pacific holidays

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
04 Apr, 2019
Inadequate waste management on small island states is taking a toll on the environment according to a UN report authored by Dr Jeff Seadon
Charles-Walker updated

Architecture for the future at AUT

27 Mar, 2019
In 2020 AUT’s new Architecture and Future Environments programme will welcome its first students.

Social impact for competitive edge

Business and economics
26 Mar, 2019
Corporate philanthropy and social responsibility a way of delivering improved commercial, social and environmental outcomes, say business leaders.
Top Scholars 2018 group

Top scholars of 2018 celebrated

Business and economics
25 Mar, 2019
AUT's top Business School scholars of 2018 were honoured at the annual Top Scholars event on 14 March.
Khylee Quince and Warren Brookbanks#1

Mosque attacks and the law

22 Mar, 2019
AUT Law School academics respond to legal questions arising from the attacks on mosques in Christchurch.
Eloise Wilson helping a child in Burundi

Volunteering sparks a flame for Eloise

Health sciences
15 Mar, 2019
Physiotherapy student Eloise Wilson's time volunteering in Burundi affirmed her decision to pursue a career in the health sector and make a difference.
Crowd at the Business and Economics fair

Employers impressed with AUT students

Business and economics
15 Mar, 2019
Students and graduates poured into the 2019 Business and Economics Career Fair on Monday 11 March, primed to meet as many employers as possible and hear ab
AI Day 2019

AI-DAY Workshop Series at AUT announced

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
14 Mar, 2019
New Zealand's premier artificial intelligence event is back, and AUT will once again have a presence.
 Marsden re-appointment for professor

Marsden re-appointment for professor

Business and economics
08 Mar, 2019
AUT’s Professor of Human Resource Management, Dr Jarrod Haar, has been re-appointed to the Marsden Fund Council for a further three-year term.
Fiona Amundsen

Fiona chosen as Fulbright NZ Scholar

Art and design
06 Mar, 2019
AUT Visual Arts Senior Lecturer Fiona Amundsen has been selected as a 2019 Fulbright New Zealand Scholar.
Students talk to Countdown staff

Build brand and recruit at career fairs

Business and economics
05 Mar, 2019
Employers are lining up to participate in career fairs at AUT with the Business and Economics career fair oversubscribed this year.
Sesselja Jonasardottir and Celia Harrison

Lighting up rural Iceland

Art and design
28 Feb, 2019
AUT Spatial Design alumna Celia Harrison has been awarded one of Iceland’s top cultural awards.
Rubbish on beach

Make waves at a beach clean-up

28 Feb, 2019
Student led sustainability group the Future Proofers want AUT staff and students to help clean up our beaches at Taumanu Reserve on Saturday 9 March.
Speaker Phoebe Tickell

Designing Organisations To Be More Human

28 Feb, 2019
Join us for the next Project Connect event and hear from Phoebe Tickell, an innovator, collaboration catalyst and serial systems entrepreneur.
Professor Allan Blackman

New podcast celebrates Periodic Table

21 Feb, 2019
Professor Allan Blackman from the School of Science joins Radio New Zealand’s Alison Balance for Elemental – a podcast exploring the elements.
Dr Clare Tedestedt George at graduation

Running on empty

Business and economics
14 Feb, 2019
AUT research reveals truck drivers are operating at the limits in an industry driven by tight margins and heavy competition.

Knighthoods around the board table

Business and economics
05 Feb, 2019
Sirs and dames are filling up the seats on New Zealand boards, finds AUT Business School research.

Technology and hands-on practice

Health sciences
01 Feb, 2019
Physiotherapy students like Rohil Chauhan benefit from innovative teaching tools and approaches – including interactive apps co-developed by AUT academics.
Researchers studying AI

Brain power driving AI breakthroughs

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
01 Feb, 2019
A groundbreaking machine learning system called NeuCube underpins a number of the revolutionary artificial intelligence (AI) projects at AUT.
Graduate Lavinia Ilolahia's Rookie collection

AUT designers make international finals

Art and design
31 Jan, 2019
AUT fashion design graduates Sean Kettle, Eddy Richards and Lavinia Ilolahia have made the iD International Emerging Designer Awards finals.
Preparing athletes for success

Preparing athletes for success

Sport and recreation
25 Jan, 2019
Dr Deborah Dulson is one of the researchers at SPRINZ involved in innovative projects aimed at giving elite athletes an edge by keeping them healthy.

Novel tech set to test limits

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
24 Jan, 2019
Complete a university degree or take the plunge as an entrepreneur? AUT engineering alumnus and Avice co-founder Parn Jones discovered you can do both.
##Providing a career kick-start

Providing a career kick-start

Business and economics
24 Jan, 2019
Paris Reardon is one of 7,000 business and economics students who gained vital work experience as part of AUT’s Business Co-operative Education programme.
Word leading stroke

World-leading stroke research at AUT

Health sciences
23 Jan, 2019
Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide - but research at AUT is set to play a vital role in preventing these casualties.
stroke research

Ready to take on the world

Health sciences
23 Jan, 2019
Through her AUT Edge Award, Sofie Heaphy organised a student paramedic conference, volunteered for St John and co-ordinated a volunteer trip to Peru.
Seddon Memorial Technical College reunion

Celebrating AUT through the years

21 Jan, 2019
Over 50 of our oldest alumni came together for the 2018 Seddon Memorial Technical College reunion hosted by the alumni office.
BEL Chinese alumni lunch

AUT strengthens ties with Chinese alumni

21 Jan, 2019
Members of AUT’s influential Chinese alumni community joined the alumni team and key staff from the Faculty of BEL for an end-of-year lunch.
Two people using their cellphones

Research tackles online trolls

Language and culture
16 Jan, 2019
Dr Philippa Smith recently returned from the OII in the UK where she studied counter speech strategies in response to negative online discourses.
A woman using her laptop

Initiative to address interpreter demand

Language and culture
09 Jan, 2019
AUT is offering six scholarships for the Graduate Certificate in Arts (Interpreting), targeted at speakers of identified rare languages in NZ.
Donor Val Petrie

$20 donations help fund scholarship

09 Jan, 2019
Seddon Memorial Technical College alumna Val Petrie is one of nearly 100 people donating regularly to scholarship funds managed by the AUT Foundation.
Duncan Shand, Sommer Kapitan and Jessica Vredenburg

ad:tech: Illuminating the future

Business and economics
12 Dec, 2018
60 students and five BEL Faculty staff received complimentary tickets to attend ad:tech 2018 on 15 November, sponsored in part by the AUT Business school.
Business student Trishul Raj

Passion the ticket to Biosecurity Forum

Business and economics
06 Dec, 2018
A passion for trade and movement of goods led to AUT Business student Trishul Raj being granted a studentship to this year's Biosecurity New Zealand Forum.
Dr Katey Thom

Marsden funding for AUT legal research

04 Dec, 2018
AUT Law School academic Dr Katey Thom has received Marsden Foundation funding to investigate police responses to people in mental distress.
Harry Goldie's Instagram grid

A week with Converse

Communication studies
29 Nov, 2018
Digital Design student Harry Goldie scooped up the opportunity to spend a week with Converse on an all-expenses paid trip to LA.
Alannah Wesche with Nepalese school girls

Empowering underprivileged girls

Health sciences
22 Nov, 2018
Some people are born to do great things. AUT nursing student Alannah Wesche is one of them.
Solitary bee hotel on North Campus

Bees, basil and broccoli

Art and design
22 Nov, 2018
Staff and students on the North Campus have been making use of the green space, resulting in the creation of a bee hotel and raised food gardens.
Student Heaven-Lee Kaka

Student awarded Te Pia Tāpoi scholarship

Hospitality, tourism and events
19 Nov, 2018
Second-year Tourism Management student Heaven-Lee Kaka has been appointed the 2019 Te Pia Tāpoi scholarship recipient by leading tourism operator, Ngāi Tah
Professor David Robie with Kanak 'independence' flags

Professor reports on historic referendum

Communication studies
19 Nov, 2018
Professor David Robie, director of the Pacific Media Centre in the School of Communication Studies had a front-row seat to New Caledonia's historic indepen
Student Seine Johnston

Tourism student to experience Fiji

Hospitality, tourism and events
09 Nov, 2018
Tourism student Seine Johnston has won a trip to Fiji to make a difference with tourism initiative Spring Break Uprising.
AUTSA's Foodie Godmother pantry

Can you help the Foodie Godmother?

02 Nov, 2018
AUTSA’s Foodie Godmother needs donations of food and personal hygiene products for students in need. Can you help?
Staff and students involved with the Haru no Kawa art exhibition

Arts student plans dream event

30 Oct, 2018
Final-year student Hannah Bradley was given a rare opportunity to host her own event as part of her workplace experience with Auckland Artweek.
School students in class

Ministry addresses teacher shortage

30 Oct, 2018
In response to the need for teachers, AUT extended its offering of undergraduate education programmes this year, now available at all three Campuses.
Dr Smita Singh

Opening up about business failure

Business and economics
25 Oct, 2018
The stigma of business failure can be far-reaching but it doesn’t spell the end of the road for entrepreneurs, says AUT Business School’s Dr Smita Singh.
Army men with guns

Toxic masculinity and the military

24 Oct, 2018
Zero tolerance and official procedures aren’t working to stem sexual abuse and harassment in the armed forces, says Law School lecturer, Cassandra Mudgway.
David Letele addresses the audience at the Food Symposium 2018 event

Our Food. Our People. Our Future.

Health sciences
19 Oct, 2018
The recent food symposium at AUT South Campus celebrated local champions and successful community-based projects.
The 2018 Blue Award recipients

AUT Blue Awards recognise top students

17 Oct, 2018
41 AUT students were honoured for their sporting, artistic and cultural successes on Friday at the AUT Blue Awards.
International honours society

Honours society inducts new members

Business and economics
12 Oct, 2018
In a special ceremony, 95 new members - high achieving Business School graduates, were inducted into honours society Beta Gamma Sigma.
View of the ocean and city

Law missing proper scrutiny

11 Oct, 2018
The hasty path of the Crown Minerals (Petroleum) Amendment Bill through parliament is risking proper scrutiny, says AUT Law School’s Leonid Sirota.
Seated guests at the 2017 event

AUT Blue Awards honour arts and culture

09 Oct, 2018
The annual AUT Blue Awards for sporting excellence will now be extended to acknowledge arts and culture excellence among high achieving students.
Corporate people in groups

Work needed to progress gender equity

Business and economics
03 Oct, 2018
Research report focuses on the challenges that middle managers in New Zealand’s public service encounter in make headway with gender equity.
Solitary bee hotel on North Campus

A room for one please

Art and design
02 Oct, 2018
Thanks to students taking the Design for Sustainability paper, North campus is now host to a solitary bee hotel.
Google employee and AUT alumna Amanda Jordan

AUT Alumna getting strategic at Google

Business and economics
27 Sep, 2018
AUT alumna Amanda Jordan spoke at recent AUT Employability & Careers event about her journey from AUT to Google NZ.
Tokyo City in Japan

Japanese lecturer wins prestigious award

Language and culture
25 Sep, 2018
Dallas Nesbitt, Senior Lecturer in Japanese Studies has been awarded the 2018 Japanese Foreign Minister’s Commendation.
Semi-finalist Kiola Ballard with her work, Kau Muli

Memory inspired knits exhibited in NYC

Art and design
25 Sep, 2018
Third-year Textile Design student Kiola Ballard reached semi-finalist status for the prestigious Dorothy Waxman textile Design Prize.

Work gets hard when hot-desking starts

Business and economics
21 Sep, 2018
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law Senior Lecturer Dr Rachel Morrison looks at how open-plan offices and hot-desking are taking a toll on how we work.
Winner Gillian Roach and judge Elizabeth Morton

MCW grads scoop top poetry awards

Language and culture
21 Sep, 2018
Master of Creative Writing alumni have won in both categories of this year’s New Voices Emerging Poets Competition.
People playing head's up game in te reo

The renaissance of te reo Māori

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
21 Sep, 2018
With te wiki o te reo Māori coming to a close in 2018, it’s become increasingly evident that our indigenous language is experiencing a revival.
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AUT onboard with Xero Learn launch

Business and economics
19 Sep, 2018
Xero’s learning platform, Xero Learn, fine-tuned with help from AUT academics, is unveiled at the company’s flagship industry conference.
Gavel in court room

Freedom of speech at risk in draft law

05 Sep, 2018
Law School academics have made submissions to the Justice Select Committee opposing provisions in a new law criminalising the criticism of the judiciary.
Dr Antonio Díaz Andrade and David Lincoln at graduation

Using tech for positive gains

Business and economics
04 Sep, 2018
An AUT Business School student is using his unique experience of technology for the benefit of society as a whole.
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AUT student wins global film awards

29 Aug, 2018
2006 Business School graduate and New Zealand Chinese Film Director Willie Ying has won 10 global awards for a film he produced and directed.
LexisNexis Prize winner Tessa Whale

Top Law scholars recognised

29 Aug, 2018
Academic talent honoured at annual AUT Law School awards.
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Making connections at the career fair

Hospitality, tourism and events
22 Aug, 2018
Employers at the recent AUT Hospitality, Tourism, Events and Culinary Arts Career Fair showed a strong interest in AUT students.
Photo of AUT City-Campus

Japanese Festival is a roaring success

Language and culture
22 Aug, 2018
The ninth annual Auckland Regional Secondary School Japanese Speech Festival was recently hosted by the School of Language and Culture at AUT.
Expo at AUT

Students sign up to volunteer

21 Aug, 2018
AUT student Toni Darling says the AUT Volunteering Expo and AUT Edge Award gave her the push she needed to get involved in conservation.
Police interview people

Career reboot

16 Aug, 2018
Cop-turned-lawyer Xiaoji Li’s career switch built on his valuable skillset to carve out a niche in property law.
Child with tin can phone

Do you have a share market tip-off?

Business and economics
16 Aug, 2018
If you get a secret hot tip about the markets, beware! If you act on it, you could be charged with insider trading – and even go to jail.
Janet Faulding presenting the prize to Kelly D’Mello.

Work-ready initiative attracts sponsors

07 Aug, 2018
A unique initiative, the AUT Edge Award is designed to give graduates the edge in the workplace. In July, another 32 students graduated with the award.
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Zippy's Tales teaches kids about culture

03 Aug, 2018
Abhi Kala from the School of Communication Studies was recently featured in the Spinoff, talking about his company Titan Ideas and its game Zippy's Tales.

AUT student's work dazzles at awards

Art and design
02 Aug, 2018
Visual arts student Evelyn Tautakitaki won the top prize at the Eden Arts Art Schools Award, a competition that showcases outstanding student work.

Meet our new staff: Rachael Marsters

31 Jul, 2018
AUT’s newest employability relationship manager Rachael Marsters is ready to meet with employers, and connect them with AUT’s great students and graduates.

Strengthening ties with China

23 Jul, 2018
AUT staff joined Education Minister Hon Chris Hipkins on a visit to China to affirm the Strategic Education Partnership between China and New Zealand.

Seeing leadership in action

Business and economics
20 Jul, 2018
The successful Shadow a Leader programme matches year 13 and AUT business or law students with a business leader. Recent participants share their feedback.

Alumna’s internship experience in Taiwan

Business and economics
20 Jul, 2018
Leanne Ho, a Bachelor of Business graduate, recently had the opportunity to do an internship in Taiwan.
AUT students embrace the world

AUT students embrace the world

Hospitality, tourism and events
18 Jul, 2018
18 students studying tourism, hospitality, event management and culinary arts at AUT recently travelled to Hong Kong on a cultural exchange programme.

Advice from scholarship winner

Business and economics
13 Jul, 2018
We catch up with Bachelor of Business student Louis Martin who has won the Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia to intern in Singapore.

Trafficking victims and the law

10 Jul, 2018
Visiting UK law academic will deliver lecture on the increasing legal protection for trafficking victims compelled to commit offences.

Palliser Ridge Scholarship knitted-up

Art and design
10 Jul, 2018
A scholarship sponsored by a prominent wool producer enables one of our textile design students to pursue her idea for stylish sound-proofing.

Prestigious scholarship for AUT alumna

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
06 Jul, 2018
Master of Arts alumna Melissa Derby, of Ngāti Ranginui descent, has been awarded a Fulbright-Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga Graduate Award.

Doctoral student’s research recognised

06 Jul, 2018
Doctor of Education candidate Jacoba Matapo has been awarded the 2018 Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia (PESA) Doctoral Scholarship.

AUT alumnus creates new Netflix series

06 Jul, 2018
Kiwi journalist and filmmaker David Farrier has completed work on Dark Tourist, a Netflix series set to debut later this month.

Alumni reconnect with AUT

Communication studies
28 Jun, 2018
Over 120 communication studies alumni attended an exclusive event hosted by the School of Communication Studies and AUT’s alumni department.

Young business brains’ winning strategy

Business and economics
26 Jun, 2018
Secondary school students turn business issues into winning strategies in the 2018 New Zealand Secondary Schools Case Competition.

Economists gather at AUT

Business and economics
26 Jun, 2018
Two key events will bring together economists from New Zealand and around the world at AUT.
Merge Café volunteer Te Huia

Partnership supports Merge Café

Hospitality, tourism and events
22 Jun, 2018
Merging communities is at the heart of the partnership between AUT and Lifewise, which present a high-end dinner to raise money to end homelessness.

Students praised for quick response

Health sciences
22 Jun, 2018
Paramedicine students Joyce Giheno and Annie Nuualitiitia were ‘first on the scene’ at a car vs bus crash in Papatoetoe recently.

What makes graduates employable?

Business and economics
22 Jun, 2018
Dr Margie Elley-Brown talks to careers hub about how university graduates can give themselves the edge when they hit the job market.
AUT visual arts alumna Angela Tiatia

Alumna scoops top art prize

Art and design
22 Jun, 2018
AUT visual arts alumna Angela Tiatia was awarded the prestigious Ravenswood Australian women's art prize recently for her video The Fall.

Prison plans examined

15 Jun, 2018
Professor Kris Gledhill discusses the Waikeria Prison site proposal, which will include a 500-bed high security prison and a 100-bed mental health unit.
Paramedicine alumnus Andrew Roy was awarded a Royal Humane Society of New Zealand silver medal for bravery.

AUT alumnus awarded bravery medal

Health sciences
11 Jun, 2018
Paramedicine alumnus Andrew Roy was one of ten citizens awarded a Royal Humane Society of New Zealand silver medal for bravery.
Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei: Alec Hawke, Elizabeth Turner and Will ’Ilolahia

Commemorating Bastion Point protest

Language and culture
11 Jun, 2018
Dr Elizabeth Turner, senior lecturer in the School of Language and Culture, was invited to present her doctoral thesis to Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei.
Systemic secrecy revealed

Systemic secrecy revealed

11 Jun, 2018
AUT Law School academic Amy Benjamin dissects the many faces of secrecy with Catherine Austin Fitts from the Solari Report.

Joining forces with Radio NZ

Communication studies
01 Jun, 2018
Radio NZ has announced a formal content-sharing partnership with AUT’s Pacific Media Centre – Te Amokura.
Three ladies and their awards

AUT staff scoop NZ Sign Language Awards

Language and culture
01 Jun, 2018
Lecturers Susie Ovens and Lynette Pivac were recognised for their impressive achievements at the recent NZ Sign Language Awards ceremony.
AI workshop series in June and July

AI workshop series in June and July

30 May, 2018
AUT is working with to host a series of practical AI workshops throughout June and July.
AUT Business School student Malachi Solomon

Young leaders link corporates & culture

Business and economics
28 May, 2018
Māori and Pacific interns are bringing unique skills and knowledge to workplaces through the TupuToa programme
From studying to gaining an internship at the SKYCITY Breakers and securing a role at 2degrees

Internship fosters passion for events

Sport and recreation
22 May, 2018
From studying to gaining an internship at the SKYCITY Breakers and securing a role at 2degrees – AUT alumna Maddy Elgar took advantage of any opportunity.
sustainable actions at AUT

Students participate in beach clean-up

Business and economics
16 May, 2018
Accounting students recently displayed sustainability in action, participating in a beach clean-up fieldtrip at Point England Reserve, Glen Innes.
David and the World Press Freedom Day

Marking World Press Freedom Day

Communication studies
15 May, 2018
Professor David Robie marked World Press Freedom Day with a seminar covering the "targeting" of journalists and the state of the media in West Papua.
disney partnership

Internships at Walt Disney World Resort

Hospitality, tourism and events
08 May, 2018
AUT culinary arts student Ben Kwek is currently on the other side of the world, experiencing the magic of working for Walt Disney World Resort.
John leads a team consisting of Candidate Andrew Ballard, Coach Corey Hume and Commis Quillan Gutberlet

Taking New Zealand cuisine to the world

Hospitality, tourism and events
23 Apr, 2018
As President of the NZ contingent for the prestigious Bocuse d'Or culinary competition, John Kelleher is gearing up to bring local flavours to the table.
Social change campaigner Richie Hardcore

Academia enhances social change tools

19 Apr, 2018
Social change campaigner Richie Hardcore kicked off the AUT Culture and Society Career Fair by stressing the importance of resilience and learning.
AUT alumnus Mitchell Pham

Improving trade ties with Vietnam

17 Apr, 2018
AUT alumnus Mitchell Pham has possibly done more to improve trade ties with Vietnam than any other New Zealander.
Volunteering a strong focus at AUT

Volunteering a strong focus at AUT

13 Apr, 2018
Over 14,660 hours of volunteering have now been logged by AUT students doing the AUT Edge Award – an extraordinary amount of volunteering by AUT students.
Te Karere reporter Te Okiwa McLean of Ngāi Tūhoe

Journalism award for Māori media grad

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
11 Apr, 2018
Benjamin Mugisho

Fresh start drives passion for justice

06 Apr, 2018

AUT Law School graduate’s job at Meredith Connell next step in criminal law journey that has taken him from war zones to courtrooms.

Examining the impact of data misuse

Examining the impact of data misuse

Communication studies
06 Apr, 2018

Dr Verica Rupar, Associate Professor in the School of Communication Studies, examined the Cambridge Analytica scandal in an op-ed for Newshub.

Professor John Tookey in Auckland CBD

Addressing NZ’s construction woes

06 Apr, 2018

Professor John Tookey provided expert comment for a series of Stuff articles which looked at a range of problems besetting the construction industry.

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Fantastic numbers at business career fair

Business and economics
19 Mar, 2018

Over 640 students descended on 32 employers who were offering up to 1,000 graduate roles or internships at the first Business and Economics Career Fair.

Give nothing to racism

Powerful stories at Give Nothing to Racism

Business and economics
16 Mar, 2018

Creating positive change through storytelling was the focus of a recent Diversity at AUT event.


International Women’s Day celebrated

Business and economics
16 Mar, 2018

Professor Edwina Pio encourages everyone to make a daily commitment to #pressforchange on International Women’s Day

ANZ Technology internship leads to career

ANZ Technology internship leads to career

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
13 Mar, 2018

Attending a lunchtime presentation by ANZ Technology during her time as an AUT student delivered pure gold for software development alumna Bailee Devey.

Aaron Cleland

Research offers new hope for amputees

Creative technologies
08 Mar, 2018

Recognising a technology gap for amputees saw Aaron Cleland create Neural Amusement, a groundbreaking research project seeking to ease the pain of phantom limbs.

Zippy group

Alumni launch AR-enabled app

08 Mar, 2018

On Waitangi Day, AUT alumni launched the world's first AR-enabled Māori alphabet colouring book.

PhD student Ashley Gluchowski explores strength training for older adults

Turning research into action

Sport and recreation
07 Mar, 2018

For her PhD research, doctoral student Ashley Gluchowski is investigating strength training for older adults, based at AUT Millennium.

Associate Professor Camille Nakhid

Academic discusses racism complaints

Social sciences and public policy
07 Mar, 2018

School of Social Sciences Associate Professor Camille Nakhid was featured in a Stuff article about the recent rise of racism complaints to the Human Rights Commission.

Professor Krishnamachar Prasad by Phillippe Le Gall

Professor recognised with Hind Rattan

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
07 Mar, 2018

School of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences Professor Krishnamachar Prasad was recognised with the prestigious Hind Rattan Award in Bangkok.

Education graduate Arizona

AUT student joins advisory group

Communication studies
07 Mar, 2018

Communication studies student Arizona Leger was recently appointed to a Ministerial Advisory Group to review the current state of NCEA.

AUT electric bus

New Zealand’s first electric bus hits the road

07 Mar, 2018

New Zealand’s first fully battery powered electric bus hits the road today, thanks to a joint initiative by Tranzit Group, EECA (Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority) and AUT.

Physiotherapy students at Match Ready

Physio students prepare for the future

Health sciences
06 Mar, 2018

Physiotherapy students are buzzing with anticipation about heading into the workplace after attending the Match Ready Employability Experience in early March.

New hybrid court model a way to deliver justice to victims of United Nations Peacekeeper abuse

New hybrid court model a way to deliver justice to victims of United Nations Peacekeeper abuse

06 Mar, 2018

AUT law academic Cassandra Mudgway has offered a way forward for victims of sexual exploitation and abuse committed by United Nations peacekeepers.

Helping launch Falcon Heavy

Helping launch Falcon Heavy

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
05 Mar, 2018

When Elon Musk's commercial space company Space X successfully launched Falcon Heavy, AUT’s Radio Astronomy and Space Research team helped keep an eye on it.

Maggie Eyre

MBA alumni learn the value of telling stories when doing business

19 Feb, 2018

AUT's MBA alumni learnt how to employ communication skills to create a strong and lasting presence in the workplace, at a recent networking event.

Courage under fire

19 Feb, 2018

While a cancer diagnosis can be a frightening and uncertain time, AUT Business School alumna Kamya Ghose, 25, turned her personal situation into an empowering business idea.

Tourism grad takes her skills to Brazil

Tourism grad takes her skills to Brazil

Hospitality, tourism and events
16 Feb, 2018

During her studies, Bachelor of International Tourism Management alumna Anna Rowlands took advantage of an international work opportunity.

Alumni form indie publishing collective

Alumni form indie publishing collective

Language and culture
16 Feb, 2018

A group of AUT creative writing alumni created their own indie publishing company, Cloud Ink Press, to give new authors a voice in the industry.

Easier access to teacher education

Easier access to teacher education

16 Feb, 2018

By offering education programmes at the South Campus, AUT aims to make teacher education more accessible to South Aucklanders and address the teacher shortage.

AUT grad interns with the United Nations

AUT grad interns with the United Nations

Social sciences and public policy
16 Feb, 2018

In March, AUT alumnus Kaden Wilson is heading to New York to work with the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade's mission to the United Nations.

Māori media grad lands US internship

Māori media grad lands US internship

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
16 Feb, 2018

AUT Bachelor of Māori Development alumna Matilda Poasa was selected from more than 250 applicants to intern at the Sundance Institute in Los Angeles.


Employability Matters attracts employers

13 Feb, 2018

How do you help students meet employers when they are also extremely busy studying? The answer at AUT has been to develop Employability Matters.


New initiatives for employer engagement

13 Feb, 2018

Three new industry and employability events are opening up opportunities for new employers to engage with AUT students and graduates.

julie cleaver and kendall hutt

'Bearing Witness' project reporters win Dart trauma award

Communication studies
07 Feb, 2018

The Pacific Media Centre's Bearing Witness climate change project has won the Dart Asia-Pacific Prize for Journalism and Trauma at the annual Ossie Awards in Student Journalism presented at the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA) annual conference at Newcastle   University in December.

Alumni event in New York

AUT in New York

14 Dec, 2017

AUT hosted high-profile guests and alumni at a recent gala event in New York.

The event, held at the Water Club in Manhattan was held in conjunction with Kea New Zealand and AUT. Kea is an international network that aims to connect Kiwis and New Zealand businesses globally.

Alumna making waves at Uber

14 Dec, 2017

AUT alumna Jenna Hannon is now the Growth Marketing Manager for Uber USA. She studied Marketing at AUT and was able to use these valuable skills in San Francisco, which landed her a role at Uber. One of her highlights at Uber is working with people across the world on a daily basis.

Be careful online

Scam Warning: Worldwide Association of Notable Alumni (WANA)

31 Oct, 2017

We have been made aware an organisation calling itself Worldwide Association of Notable Alumni (WANA) that has been contacting alumni from AUT and other New Zealand institutions offering a professional alumni network service for a fee. This is a known scam.

AUT Fashion Alumna Lucie is always in Vogue

16 Oct, 2017

AUT Fashion Design alumna Lucie Sutichunta is thriving in her role as fashion and lifestyle writer at Vogue Thailand. Lucie’s time as a student at AUT opened her eyes to the world of fashion, along with internships with Trelise Cooper and Karen Walker and Jeremy Scott in Los Angeles.

AUT Alumni Thailand Event 2017

16 Oct, 2017

AUT Alumni Event held in Bangkok, Thailand, brought AUT alumni, local Thai businesses, industry professionals, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and relevant government officials together for an evening networking event. AUT Alumni can be found in every corner of the world, and it’s important to the university to maintain relationships with our far-flung alumni, events such as this one are a great way to keep in touch.

AUT Alumni Vietnam Event 2017

16 Oct, 2017

AUT Alumni Event held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, brought AUT alumni, Vietnamese businesses, industry professionals and relevant government officials together for an evening networking event. AUT Alumni can be found in every corner of the world, and it’s important to the university to maintain relationships with our far-flung alumni, events such as this one are a great way to keep in touch.

Julian in Africa

Filming Africa’s wild beauty with AUT Communications alumnus

01 Sep, 2017

Julian Braatvedt is an AUT Communications alumnus, who now works as a wildlife cameraman. He had the opportunity to work throughout Africa, filming everything from gorillas in Rwanda to elephants in Malawi.

Find out more about him and his career


Amazing AUT graduates - Simon Waters and Jens Steinigen

26 Jul, 2017

AUT graduates are behind an innovative company who just launched a $100k Kickstarter campaign. The REYEDR is a heads-up display that attaches to your motorcycle helmet and shows you speed, navigation, distance and more.

University Director of Diversity, Professor Edwina Pio

Diversity at AUT

29 May, 2017

Diversity has always been part of the mix of Aotearoa New Zealand. Diversity encourages us to imagine other worlds and other lives in the interstices beyond the binary oppositions in which we entrap ourselves.

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Float Studios sails across the Tasman

11 May, 2017

Float Studios, a business started by six Bachelor of Creative Technologies alumni while they were studying at AUT, has recently been acquired by Sydney-based technology company Finch. Four of the team will move to Australia to head Finch’s VR and innovation team, while Float Studios will continue releasing games from New Zealand with Jake and Charlie working on VR and graphic design.

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