The Auckland University of Technology is expecting 230 redundancies among a number of cost-cutting measures, Stuff reports, despite making a $12 million surplus in 2020 and 2021. A number of programmes offered by AUT have also been designated “no longer strategically aligned with future direction” of the university. This includes courses from the Faculty of Design of Creative Technologies and Faculty of Culture and Society. National president of the Tertiary Education Union, Tina Smith, described the move as “shocking” and “incredibly short-sighted”.