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Space start-up wins entrepreneurship $100k challenge

Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 11:13 am | University of Auckland

New satellite software being developed by University of Auckland students will simplify the process of sending satellites into space – and the space start-up has just received a $25,000 boost from the University’s entrepreneurship competition. More >>

Trade strategy hui attracts 17,000 online viewers

Monday, 22 October 2018, 9:12 am | University of Auckland

This week’s hui on What an Alternative and Progressive Trade Strategy Should Look Like at Auckland University’s Fale Pasifika attracted a remarkable 16,831 pageviews over the two days of live-streaming, according to the hui’s main organiser law ... More >>

Domestic fires can affect more than just kids’ breathing

Friday, 19 October 2018, 2:26 pm | University of Auckland

New Zealand research just published in the European Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology ( Allergy ) has found that smoke from domestic fires may cause not only respiratory diseases in children, but skin conditions too. More >>

Honours for a lifetime pursuit of mathematics

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 9:24 am | University of Auckland

Distinguished Professor Marston Conder of the University of Auckland has been awarded the Jones Medal from the Royal Society Te Apārangi to recognise his lifetime achievement in in mathematics. More >>

Professor's electrifying journey through the gut

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 2:23 pm | University of Auckland

Imagine watching the inside of a stomach at work: the gut walls breaking down food, transporting and mixing it in the small intestine and compacting and sorting the waste in the colon. For the last 15 years bioengineer Professor Leo Cheng has been ... More >>

University lecture tackles housing crisis head-on

Monday, 15 October 2018, 3:29 pm | University of Auckland

Frontline social housing worker Bernie Smith will look at how to restore secure housing for all New Zealanders in the Bruce Jesson Memorial Lecture hosted by Faculty of Arts on October 23. More >>

Great science and good food makes million dollar business

Monday, 15 October 2018, 9:44 am | University of Auckland

A New Zealand start-up making apple, sauvignon blanc and pinot noir flour has received a $NZ1.2 million injection from the home of gastronomy, France. More >>

Top Maori academic gives Keith Sinclair Lecture

Monday, 15 October 2018, 9:33 am | University of Auckland

Māori historian, member of the Waitangi Tribunal and award-winning author, Dr Aroha Harris, will give the University of Auckland’s Keith Sinclair Memorial Lecture this week. More >>

Origins of female homosexuality

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 10:59 am | University of Auckland

Hormonal environments in the womb may help explain the evolutionary origins of female homosexuality and determine the spectrum of sexual orientation in women according to a review article published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior. And arguments suggesting ... More >>

Nothing artificial about the intelligence of kiwi students

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 10:48 am | University of Auckland

Three University of Auckland students have had their advice for the New Zealand Government on artificial intelligence (AI) published in The New York Times international edition. More >>

Where will the wave hit? Predicting coastal flooding

Monday, 8 October 2018, 9:10 am | University of Auckland

Which of the world’s coral reef-fringed coastlines will become uninhabitable from wave-driven flooding? Scientists from the University of Auckland have developed an efficient and accessible tool to find out. In a paper published by Nature Communication ... More >>

Antenatal scans save heart disease babies’ lives

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 9:04 pm | University of Auckland

Babies with life-threatening but treatable heart disease are more likely to survive if the disease is picked up before birth a new study shows – but researchers say too few pregnant women in Aotearoa New Zealand receive an antenatal diagnosis. More >>

New hope for diagnosis and treatment of digestive disorders

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 1:19 pm | University of Auckland

Debilitating and common digestive disorders that can take years to diagnose and are hard to treat are the target of new research from Dr Tim Angeli at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) at the University of Auckland. More >>

Research examines a changing world for refugees

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 11:55 am | University of Auckland

University of Auckland Associate Professor Jay Marlowe has been awarded a 2018 Rutherford Discovery Fellowship for research into refugee settlement. His award comes at a time when globally more than 68 million people have been displaced, forced from their ... More >>

Black Sticks and children’s rights advocate among Uni Blues

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 10:09 am | University of Auckland

Some of the world’s top athletes were among the winners of the University of Auckland Blues Awards for 2018. A University Blue is the highest accolade to be earned at a Tertiary level for excellence in a sporting code, arts and culture, or service ... More >>

New Pro Vice-Chancellor (Māori) at University of Auckland

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 1:16 pm | University of Auckland

Professor Cindy Kiro (Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Kahu, Ngāti Hine) has been appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor (Māori) at the University of Auckland. She takes over from Jim Peters who has been in the position since 2006. More >>

NZ needs to jump on blockchain train

Friday, 28 September 2018, 10:03 am | University of Auckland

A central bank-issued cryptocurrency, thriving cryptocurrency exchanges and the ability for businesses to trade in GST-free cryptocurrency are needed if Aotearoa New Zealand is to enjoy the vast potential benefits from this technology, a new report ... More >>

New admissions test announced for future healthcare students

Monday, 24 September 2018, 3:04 pm | University of Auckland

A group of leading universities in Australia and New Zealand, including the Universities of Otago and Auckland, are embarking on an exciting new collaboration with similar universities in the United Kingdom. More >>

10 year anniversary of landmark Business School

Sunday, 23 September 2018, 5:47 pm | University of Auckland

The iconic Sir Owen G Glenn Building, home to the University of Auckland Business School, has turned ten. More >>

Beyond discrimination; towards inclusion

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 10:10 am | University of Auckland

A Nobel Laureate and New Zealand’s Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner are among the speakers in a major public lecture series being held at the University of Auckland and which will address some of the major social and cultural issues of ... More >>

   

 

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