Language and culture news

  • Summer graduation in full swing
    ​​4501 AUT students graduate this week and 3107 of them will be attending a graduation ceremony at the Aotea Centre. With fabulous weather forecast all week, two days have passed and there are two more days of graduation ceremonies to come. 
  • World first Indonesia Centre opens in Auckland
    A new centre designed to promote Indonesia in New Zealand and strengthen relations between the two countries, has opened in Auckland. Hosted by AUT, the centre is a world first, and if successful is likely to be repeated in cities around the world. 
  • Māori and Pacific Early Career Academic Programme
    A new generation of Māori and Pacific lecturers is taking up residence at Auckland University of Technology (AUT).

    The 2018 Early Career Academic Programme offers up to six Māori and Pacific scholars their first, full-time, permanent appointments as research-active lecturers.
  • Advice and insights for aspiring writers
    Auckland author Gina Cole is the first writer to share advice and insights with those aspiring to be published as part of the AUT 2017 Visiting Writers Program.
  • The value of learning another language
    A new book co-edited by School of Language and Culture senior lecturer Dallas Nesbitt gives unprecedented insight into issues and strategies around Japanese language learning in New Zealand at tertiary level.
  • A sign of welcome for staff and students
    Hundreds of students and staff pass through the foyer of the WT building on the City Campus every day and now Safety & Security Officer PK Takaia can communicate with them all thanks to his New Zealand Sign Language classes.
  • Opinion - Turning the tide on ‘declining’ languages: Japanese as a case study
    In recent years, the uptake of Japanese language studies in New Zealand has suffered a steady decline. This is in part due to the burst of Japan’s economic bubble in 2011 and a high number of students opting to study Chinese instead, says Dallas Nesbitt, Senior Lecturer in Japanese in AUT’s School of Language and Culture.
  • AUT Professor wins prestigious economics award
    AUT University Professor of Public Policy, Marilyn Waring, was yesterday announced the 2014 recipient of the prestigious New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) Economics Award.

Last updated: 10-Jun-2016 3.42pm

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