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NZ story included in global theatre work for resistance

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 4:33 pm | University of Auckland

The importance of theatre as a form of participatory democracy, at a time when democracy is under threat globally, was affirmed at an international gathering of drama in education researchers and practitioners at the University of Auckland. More >>

High obesity rates inevitable given NZ's unhealthy food

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 12:10 pm | University of Auckland

A major cause of New Zealand’s very high rates of obesity has been mapped in a world-first study from the University of Auckland. A comprehensive study of food composition, labelling, marketing, and prices as well as food in schools and retail ... More >>

University welcomes world renowned 3D Printing researcher

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 9:39 am | University of Auckland

Multi-award-winning product design developer and engineering researcher Professor Olaf Diegel will join the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Engineering in early 2019. More >>

Supersize that? New Zealand’s worrying fast food trends

Monday, 9 July 2018, 2:27 pm | University of Auckland

The serving size, energy and sodium levels of New Zealand fast food have increased significantly over the past five years, according to University of Auckland research. The study, Fast food trends in New Zealand , led by Dr Helen Eyles, included almost ... More >>

Sir Peter Gluckman to lead new global council for sciences

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 5:33 pm | University of Auckland

University of Auckland Distinguished Professor Sir Peter Gluckman has been picked to head a new international body of influential science institutions. More >>

Index of historic Māori Land Court records now open access

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 4:55 pm | University of Auckland

Vital information relating to historic Māori land records is now freely accessible to the public through a brand new website. More >>

Data science can tell us which political party is dominating

Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 2:22 pm | University of Auckland

Young scientists from the University of Auckland and Victoria University of Wellington have come up with a novel way to figure out which party or parties in New Zealand’s Parliament are dominating any particular political debate or discourse. Young scientists ... More >>

Prostate cancer diagnosis later for Kiwi men

Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 2:21 pm | University of Auckland

New Zealand men are being diagnosed with prostate cancer later in life at a higher prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level and higher disease grade compared to men in the United States according to University of Auckland research. Dr Nishi Karunasinghe ... More >>

Addiction addressed with new University chair

Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 1:24 pm | University of Auckland

Nearly one in 10 New Zealanders experience some form of substance abuse during their lifetimes, and that’s just concerning alcohol and drugs. Many thousands of others are addicted to gambling and other compulsive behaviours that can have significantly ... More >>

Fast Forward: From Kiwibuild to co-ops

Monday, 2 July 2018, 4:53 pm | University of Auckland

Our Government is aiming to produce 100,000 affordable houses in the next decade. But how will they achieve this? Hear the Honourable Phil Twyford outline their plans, including Kiwibuild, at the upcoming Spring Fast Forward lecture series presented ... More >>

Lecture series forecasts our future

Monday, 2 July 2018, 1:11 pm | University of Auckland

Predictions about the changes that Aotearoa/New Zealand is likely to encounter in the next dozen years is the topic of the 2018 Winter Lecture Series, taking place at the University of Auckland through July and August. More >>

Big data cohort study pinpointing personalised healthcare

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 10:34 am | University of Auckland

New University of Auckland research is helping to unpack the debate as to whether taking aspirin should be recommended for the prevention of heart attack and stroke. More >>

NZ’s ‘rocket man’ to give public lecture

Wednesday, 27 June 2018, 10:21 am | University of Auckland

Rocket Lab founder and CEO Peter Beck will give a free public lecture at the University of Auckland next week to share the company’s story so far and his thoughts on the future of New Zealand’s fledgling space industry. Rocket Lab founder and CEO Peter ... More >>

Student beats millions of gamers to make eSports final

Friday, 22 June 2018, 9:50 am | University of Auckland

While the FIFA World Cup gets underway in Russia, a University of Auckland student is preparing to represent Oceania at the official virtual final of the beautiful game. More >>

Government called on to define law on embryo research

Friday, 22 June 2018, 9:31 am | University of Auckland

University of Auckland academics are calling on the Government to investigate the lack of guidelines around the use of embryos in research which they say is restricting progress in fertility research. They have conducted a qualitative survey of New Zealand ... More >>

Brain scans of preterm babies could reveal best feeding plan

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 11:50 am | University of Auckland

Brain scans of days-old premature babies could help researchers determine the best feeding style for brain development, lowering the babies’ risk of learning difficulties. More >>

Mātauranga and science join forces in new research

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 12:52 pm | University of Auckland

The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) recently announced that it has awarded $100,000 in funding towards a project that aims to improve the way in which scientists work with and engage with Māori. The Ministry of Business, Innovation ... More >>

Raising the Bar – 20 fascinating talks, 10 bars, one night

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 12:32 pm | University of Auckland

Raising the Bar – 20 fascinating talks, 10 bars, one night Tuesday 28 August 2018 Various locations, 6.30pm start Free – registrations essential More >>

University of Auckland staff take home architecture awards

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 3:11 pm | University of Auckland

An inner city Christchurch school, designed by Andrew Barrie Lab and Tezuka Architects has won three awards at the 2018 Canterbury Architecture Awards. More >>

University professor announced as new Chief Science Advisor

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 10:17 am | University of Auckland

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visits the University of Auckland today to announce Professor Juliet Gerrard will take up the role of Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor. More >>

 

 

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