Sustainability at AUT

AUT is committed to achieving sustainability and taking action in light of local and global challenges. We continue to nurture a culture of sustainability through learning, teaching, research, partnerships and how we operate our facilities.

Sustainability Roadmap and the Taskforce for Sustainability

AUT’s Sustainability Roadmap outlines sustainability objectives, priority actions and targets across learning, research, governance and facilities.

Launched in October 2018 by the Minister of Climate Change, the road map was developed by the Vice-Chancellor's Taskforce for Sustainability with input from staff and students. It supports AUT’s contribution towards the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The new Engineering, Design and Technology building includes sustainability features like ‘solar fins’ on the building’s exterior.

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Plastic free July
AUT Drone Lab group photo
Energy Efficiency
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Plastic free July
Refuse to use: Plastic Free July at AUT
06 Jul, 2021
AUT staff and students have come together to go plastic-free this July. Get their top tips for reducing plastic all year round.
AUT Drone Lab group photo
AUT Drone Lab Antarctic Conservation
17 Jun, 2021
AUT’s Drone Lab is part of the Australian Research Council $A36m project Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future (SAEF) project.
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.
Lightbulb in soil
Five questions with Professor Ricky Chan
10 May, 2021
We asked Professor Ricky Chan five questions about his research following his appointment to Professor.
Prosthetic fins for injured sea turtles
31 Mar, 2021
Researchers from AUT BioDesign Lab have developed a prosthetic fin to rehabilitate injured sea turtles.

Committed to social and economic impact

The Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings 2021 rank AUT 76th overall, and 6th in the world for our commitment to decent work and economic growth.

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