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BUDGET 22: Funding Boost A Shot In The Arm For Therapy Innovation

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 4:59 pm | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland welcomes Budget funding of $40.7m for development of novel mRNA vaccines and other therapies. Wellbeing Budget 2022 funding of $40.7m over four years will support scientists and industry partners who are looking to ... More >>

Meet Experts Behind NZ’s First National Space Mission

Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 2:01 pm | University of Auckland

Experts behind New Zealand’s first government-funded space mission partnership, MethaneSAT, will come together to talk about the project in a free event for Techweek at the University of Auckland on Friday (20 May). The mission, which aims to solve ... More >>

Satellite Tracking Reveals Threat To Biggest Fish In Sea

Tuesday, 10 May 2022, 9:55 am | University of Auckland

Lethal collisions of whale sharks with large ships may be vastly underestimated, potentially helping to explain why the biggest fish in the sea is in decline, according to new research. “Collision risk with marine vessel traffic is only starting to ... More >>

The University Of Auckland And Fiji National University Sign MoU

Monday, 9 May 2022, 6:06 pm | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland) and the Fiji National University (FNU) on Friday 6 May 2022, signed a memorandum of understanding that will pave the way for greater academic cooperation. Its aim is to facilitate collaboration between staff, introduced joint ... More >>

Scanner Upgrade Advances MRI Imaging Capabilities At The University Of Auckland

Thursday, 5 May 2022, 6:51 am | University of Auckland

The Centre for Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CAMRI), based at the University of Auckland, has invested in a major upgrade to its imaging capabilities. Its newly installed Siemens MAGNETOM Vida Fit MRI scanner offers cutting-edge medical and research ... More >>

University Of Auckland Student Wins Gates Foundation Scholarship To Cambridge

Thursday, 28 April 2022, 10:31 am | University of Auckland

University of Auckland physics student Caleb Todd is the sole New Zealander to win a coveted Gates Foundation 2022 scholarship to Cambridge University. He’ll use state-of-the-art techniques to study interactions between metals and molecules for ... More >>

University Improves Its International Impact Ranking

Thursday, 28 April 2022, 6:37 am | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has risen in the 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings – moving to sixth globally from ninth equal in 2021. This is the fourth year the international ranking has been held, with Auckland ranked first in ... More >>

The Legacy Of Anzac: Why Is It Still So Significant?

Thursday, 21 April 2022, 10:07 am | University of Auckland

Why do Kiwis and Australians still view the Gallipoli campaign, fought more than 100 years ago in a distant Turkish peninsula, as an expression of national identity? In Anzac Nations: The legacy of Gallipoli in New Zealand and Australia, 1965–2015 ... More >>

University Of Auckland In International Top 50 In 12 Subjects

Thursday, 7 April 2022, 7:00 am | University of Auckland

Waipapa Taumata Rau, the University of Auckland celebrates everyone involved in the most recent QS Subject Rankings, which sees 12 subjects in the Top 50 in the world. This compares with 10 in Top 50 last year. The rankings reinforce the University’s ... More >>

Real World Recognition For Research In Augmented Reality And Empathic Computing

Wednesday, 6 April 2022, 11:28 am | University of Auckland

Professor Mark Billingshurst of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) has been inducted into the SIGCHI Academy of the ACM SIGCHI, which he describes as being “the equivalent of being awarded an Oscar for research in human computer interfaces”. ... More >>

A Dog’s Life: The Fate Of Māori Kurī

Tuesday, 5 April 2022, 4:37 pm | University of Auckland

The close relationship between humans and dogs in island Polynesia and Aotearoa New Zealand is the focus of new research from the University of Auckland. In ancient Polynesian societies dogs were companions, cooperative hunters and sometimes competitors, ... More >>

Study Analyses Brains Of Teenage First XV Over Season, To Better Understand Concussion

Monday, 4 April 2022, 12:12 pm | University of Auckland

Researchers at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) are using advanced biomechanical modelling to understand the impact of concussion in a study involving teenage rugby players in the Gisborne area over the course of a season. The study is being led ... More >>

How Did Life On Earth Begin? University Of Auckland Scientist Will Test A Novel Theory

Monday, 4 April 2022, 10:20 am | University of Auckland

University of Auckland biophysicist Dr Peter Wills and colleagues have $2 million to test a theory on the origins of life on Earth. Nearly four billion years ago, Earth was wildly volcanic with an orange sky, green seas, and meteorites crashing ... More >>

Can We Have Our Fish And Eat It Too?

Thursday, 31 March 2022, 10:24 am | University of Auckland

Overfishing threatens a global catch that peaked in 1996 but perhaps a solution is possible. The world can protect biodiversity and threatened species and also catch enough fish for humans to eat if nations cooperate on where fishing takes place, ... More >>

Recognition For Liggins Research Into Newborns With Low Blood Sugars

Thursday, 24 March 2022, 2:19 pm | University of Auckland

Two papers in the same edition of JAMA plus an editorial recognises importance of Liggins research into newborns with hypoglycaemia. Newborns at risk of brain damage from low blood sugar levels are increasingly safe, as research at the University ... More >>

Team Working On Superbug Vaccine

Monday, 21 March 2022, 11:51 am | University of Auckland

A team of scientists is harnessing mRNA vaccine technology developed for Covid-19 to conquer a common superbug. The day after Ries Langley ’s son turned one, his knee swelled up, turning hot and red. He couldn’t put any weight on his leg and ... More >>

Drones Monitor Manta Rays In University Of Auckland Student's Pioneering Study

Wednesday, 16 March 2022, 11:15 am | University of Auckland

How big is that manta ray? Drones give the answer in a pioneering study by University of Auckland postgraduate student Edy Setyawan. Setyawan got the idea during fieldwork in 2019 in Raja Ampat, Indonesia, as he flew drones over the giant fish. “It was ... More >>

Arts Funding Central To Improving Youth Wellbeing

Wednesday, 2 March 2022, 5:56 pm | University of Auckland

Youth mental health is a stated priority for this government, but funding for young people in the arts remains piecemeal and unreliable. Dr Molly Mullen, a senior lecturer in applied theatre at the University of Auckland, says this longstanding predicament ... More >>

‘Water Only’ Call To Fill Policy Gap On Sugary Drinks

Monday, 21 February 2022, 11:45 am | University of Auckland

Water is fast becoming New Zealand’s greatest asset but its value to child health is being undermined by poor and leaky policy. Associate Professor Bodo Lang, from the Faculty of Business and Economics, explains that despite nearly two decades of ... More >>

Glub, Glub, Glub … A Library Of Sounds Of Life Underwater

Friday, 18 February 2022, 7:51 am | University of Auckland

Most people don’t know that the underwater world has dawn and dusk choruses, similar to those of the birds on land. Kina feed at those times, scraping algae off the rocks with their teeth, a feasting that is noisy because the crunching sounds are amplified ... More >>