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Urgent plan to mitigate the impact of neurological disorders

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 8:16 am | Auckland University of Technology

POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS, PUBLISHED BY THE LANCET NEUROLOGY , AIM TO BRIDGE THE DISPROPORTIONATE GAP BETWEEN THE INCREASING GLOBAL BURDEN OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND THE RESOURCES TO MEET THIS CHALLENGE. More >>

Greater empathy for wāhine Māori needed

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 8:25 pm | Auckland University of Technology

Greater empathy for wāhine Māori needed to reduce family violence in New Zealand More >>

MPs failing to lead on human rights

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 4:14 pm | Auckland University of Technology

Democracy in New Zealand is suffering from a Parliament which under-performs in its scrutiny of human rights. A new report says human rights oversight by select committees examining potential legislation is weak and ad hoc. Human rights obligations and ... More >>

Companies on notice from shareholder as diversity stalls

Monday, 18 November 2019, 8:36 am | Auckland University of Technology

Progress towards gender and ethnic diversity amongst the leadership of the country’s top companies has stalled. The latest annual New Zealand Census of Women on Boards released today shows the slow progress of recent years continues, with boards of ... More >>

AUT Lecturer Says Digital Curriculum is Not About Devices

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 11:11 am | Auckland University of Technology

As AUT prepares to host CS4HS for the third year in a row, Senior Lecturer in Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh says the digital curriculum is not about devices, but design and critical thinking. More >>

NZ Legal System Can Perpetuate Financial Abuse

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 12:15 pm | Auckland University of Technology

New evidence from Auckland University of Technology (AUT) shows changes to the Family Court are needed to help protect women and children from financial abuse. The findings follow recommendations in July by New Zealand’s Law Commission to change the Relationships ... More >>

New Zealand is leading the world in stroke prevention

Tuesday, 29 October 2019, 8:08 am | Auckland University of Technology

This year’s World Stroke Day campaign, #DontBeTheOne , encourages everyone, no matter what their age, to assess their individual risk of stroke using the free Stroke Riskometer mobile app developed by Professor Valery Feigin at Auckland University ... More >>

Economist Wins Top Award at AUT

Thursday, 24 October 2019, 8:24 pm | Auckland University of Technology

Economist Wins Top Award at AUT AUT has bestowed its top award on an economist hailed for her research, scholarship and application of integrated data to help inform social policy and wellbeing. Professor of Economics Gail Pacheco has been awarded the 2019 ... More >>

Joint initiative to support Māori entrepreneurs in Northland

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 10:25 am | Auckland University of Technology

Northland Inc, the regional economic development agency, and Auckland University of Technology (AUT) are pooling their resources to launch a business accelerator programme aimed at enhancing Māori entrepreneurship. Te Kōrau weaves Māori perspectives ... More >>

PR students help 100s of NZ non-profits

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 9:07 am | Auckland University of Technology

Providing much needed public relations support to not-for-profits is a win-win for student PR agency Outside the Square . 2019 year marks the twentieth year of the AUT student PR agency that has now helped more than 500 charities, community groups ... More >>

Online voting won’t engage more youth

Wednesday, 9 October 2019, 8:33 am | Auckland University of Technology

Every local government election there are those who advocate for online voting as a fix for dismal voter engagement. More >>

Diversity lacking among Auckland councillors

Tuesday, 8 October 2019, 5:44 pm | Auckland University of Technology

An ongoing study led by Dr Karen Webster at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) reveals incremental change in the descriptive representation of Aucklanders at local government. Analysis of who stood across three electoral cycles (2013, 2016, 2019) ... More >>

AUT Secures $13m in MBIE Endeavour Fund

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 1:01 pm | Auckland University of Technology

AUT researchers have secured $13m in funding through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Endeavour Fund. More >>

Healthy homework gets results: study

Monday, 16 September 2019, 3:47 pm | Auckland University of Technology

Most physical activity interventions for children are based in the schools; however, children typically engage in more sedentary activities and spend more time eating when at home. More >>

AUT moves up another 50 places in world rankings

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 9:47 am | Auckland University of Technology

AUT is now firmly cemented as one of the world’s top teaching and research universities, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings released in London today. AUT is now in the top 300 universities in the world and in the top 50 for ... More >>

Making rural New Zealand age-friendly

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 9:11 am | Auckland University of Technology

Research from the AUT Centre for Active Ageing adds the voice of rural-dwelling ‘oldest-old’ to existing recommendations for age-friendly communities. More >>

Young kauri keep 'grandpa' kauri alive through root systems

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 9:12 am | Auckland University of Technology

AUT scientists have described how a kauri stump is keeping itself alive by holding onto the roots of neighbouring trees; exchanging water and resources through the grafted root system. New research, to be published on July 25 in iScience , details ... More >>

Can you deal with a digital detox?

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 10:28 am | Auckland University of Technology

New research from Auckland University of Technology (AUT) shows tourists who travel technology-free can suffer withdrawal symptoms akin to giving up smoking or drinking. The findings also show that tech-free travellers can regain social, navigation and ... More >>

Central affiliation linked to success in local elections

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 10:25 am | Auckland University of Technology

AUT research not only shows an increase in political affiliation, but that candidates affiliated to a central political party are more likely to win seats in Auckland local government. More >>

New Zealanders’ ignorance of the Holocaust must change

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 10:09 am | Auckland University of Technology

The release today of a survey showing ignorance of the Holocaust amongst New Zealanders is shocking - but sadly not unexpected, says Dr Melissa Derby. More >>

 

 

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