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Graduate shines fresh light on colonial benefactor

Tuesday, 18 September 2018, 1:19 pm | University of Auckland

In a 15,000-word essay to be published in Records of the Auckland Museum, Andrew McKay, one of the first three graduates of the University of Auckland's new Master in Museums and Cultural Heritage, probes the story of the prolific collector. “I ... More >>

Top teaching awards go to Auckland Business academics

Friday, 14 September 2018, 12:22 pm | University of Auckland

Two University of Auckland academics have won prestigious national teaching awards. Associate Professors Dr Christine Woods and Dr Mānuka Hēnare, who work down the corridor from each other in the Department of Management and International Business ... More >>

Father’s blindness leads to sons vision for eye disease cure

Friday, 14 September 2018, 11:44 am | University of Auckland

An Auckland bioengineer has made research into screening for eye diseases his life’s obsession in honour of his father who went blind as a boy. Dr Ehsan Vaghefi of the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences is behind the innovative ... More >>

$5.4 billion in “excess profits” for energy generators

Friday, 14 September 2018, 9:36 am | University of Auckland

$5.4 billion in “excess profits” for energy generators over seven years - economist A new report by a University of Auckland economist has found that in the seven years from 2010 to 2016, power generators pocketed an extra $5.4 billion in profits over ... More >>

Major funding for University of Auckland science research

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 4:12 pm | University of Auckland

A non-invasive laser probe to detect prostate cancer and developing high-value products from seaweed are just two research projects at the University of Auckland awarded funding from this year’s Endeavour and Smart Ideas science fund allocation. More >>

Better protection for space objects

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 4:10 pm | University of Auckland

Better protection for space objects and better sound insulation for multi-storey buildings get more than $2 million funding More >>

Lecturer awarded international prize

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 10:29 am | University of Auckland

Promoting gender parity in conference speaker line-ups and helping the Department of Physics at the University of Auckland win an award for promoting diversity and inclusivity have won Dr Frederique Vanholsbeeck an award from the Optical Society ... More >>

Exceptional finalists compete in Grad Gala

Thursday, 6 September 2018, 3:16 pm | University of Auckland

This year’s Grad Gala Concerto Competition hosted by the University of Auckland’s School of Music later this month, will have an extra finalist vying for the top prize worth $6,000, due to the exceptional standard of the entrants. More >>

Japan’s whale kill ‘frustrating’ – marine researcher

Thursday, 6 September 2018, 2:01 pm | University of Auckland

As Japan comes under fire from international conservation groups alleging more than 50 minke whales were killed inside Antarctic’s Ross Sea Marine Protected Area, New Zealand scientists say important research on whale populations is being undertaken ... More >>

Auckland students help firms crack Japan

Thursday, 6 September 2018, 10:25 am | University of Auckland

Tapping into two social phenomena in Japan – growing numbers of weight-conscious young men and 12 million pet dogs – is giving Auckland University MBA students something to cut their strategic teeth on. More >>

If you think so, say so

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 12:56 pm | University of Auckland

International Women’s Year 1975 by Gretchen Albrecht is one of 12 artworks that will feature in a special University-based art exhibition marking 125 years of women’s suffrage. More >>

Sex, Gender, Power

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 12:42 pm | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland’s first female Professor of Politics and International Relations will give her inaugural lecture at the University on the eve of the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage. More >>

Aga Khan Award for Architecture Exhibition arrives

Monday, 3 September 2018, 12:36 pm | University of Auckland

An exhibition featuring the winning entries from the world-renowned Aga Khan Award for Architecture will open in Auckland this month at the University of Auckland. More >>

Auckland asthma expert leads global fight

Saturday, 1 September 2018, 1:30 pm | University of Auckland

In New Zealand more than 521,000 people are taking medicines for asthma one in nine adults and one in seven children. It causes a death here every week. Now a University of Auckland academic says the launch of the Global Asthma Report 2018 could improve ... More >>

HIV prevention drug could be hindered by slow roll out

Friday, 31 August 2018, 9:18 am | University of Auckland

A promising new drug that almost entirely eliminates the risk of contracting HIV might fail to control the epidemic in New Zealand if not enough people are using it. New research, published in today’s New Zealand Medical Journal, praises the ... More >>

Giving life to the Health Research Strategy

Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 2:00 pm | University of Auckland

New Zealand now has its first national health research strategy aimed at developing a world-leading health research and innovation system by 2027. More >>

Could Chardonnay, Pinot gris benefit from Sauv treatment?

Wednesday, 29 August 2018, 9:31 am | University of Auckland

New Zealand’s Sauvignon blanc is famous the world over for its special tropical aromas but now kiwi scientists believe they are on the verge of a breakthrough in recreating those special qualities in other wines including Chardonnay and Pinot ... More >>

Bioengineers create virtual 3D heart for clinical use

Monday, 27 August 2018, 3:16 pm | University of Auckland

A team at the University of Auckland’s Bioengineering Institute have created a virtual 3D heart that could have a major impact on treatment of the most common heart rhythm disturbance, atrial fibrillation (AF). Dr Jichao Zhao and his international ... More >>

Kiwi paddlers wait for hurricane to pass

Friday, 24 August 2018, 1:38 pm | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland’s gold medal-winning waka ama paddlers are anxiously watching the progress of Hurricane Lane as they prepare to head to Hawaii next week to defend their world title. The engineering students are scheduled to compete in ... More >>

Gluckman Medal awarded for pregnancy research

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 2:27 pm | University of Auckland

Professor Lesley McCowan, an internationally renowned obstetrician with a research career spanning over three decades, is this year’s recipient of the Gluckman Medal for her outstanding contributions to research. The Gluckman Medal is the premier ... More >>



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