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Despite Progress, Higher Rates Of Stigma And Discrimination Reported By New Zealand LGBTQ+ Students, New Analysis Shows.

Friday, 16 April 2021, 11:50 am | University of Auckland

Rainbow youth still facing stigma and stress but positive signs: new findings Youth19, the latest in a series of surveys focused on young people in Aotearoa, asked 7,721 secondary school-aged students about their experiences of school, home and community. ... More >>

Why Are Māori Preterm Babies Less Likely To Get Breast Milk?

Wednesday, 14 April 2021, 12:57 pm | University of Auckland

Why are preterm babies less likely to get breast milk if they’re Māori? That question has emerged from research by the University of Auckland’s Liggins Institute into nutrition for preterm babies. Māori preterm babies who were receiving intravenous ... More >>

University Partners With QS To Support Equitable Access To Education Internationally

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 5:05 pm | University of Auckland

Educators and data scientists will discuss the best opportunities for building a more equitable education system to improve access for under-represented groups at a summit hosted by the University of Auckland, in partnership with QS (Quacquarelli ... More >>

Cutting To The High-tech Chase; Three ABI Spinouts In High-tech Awards

Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 10:51 am | University of Auckland

Three companies spun out of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) are finalists in the 2021 NZ Hi-Tech Awards, which recognise outstanding innovation, contribution and success in New Zealand’s hi-tech sector. ABI spinouts, Alimetry and Stretch ... More >>

Dementia App For Māori Launches

Tuesday, 30 March 2021, 12:35 pm | University of Auckland

An app to help Māori affected by mate wareware (dementia) and to raise awareness of the disease has been launched. The app, Mate Wareware, was developed by researchers from the University of Auckland and AUT University following the largest-ever study ... More >>

Cluster Of Disadvantage Increases Likelihood Of Pre-School Injuries

Tuesday, 30 March 2021, 6:49 am | University of Auckland

New research has found that a cluster of disadvantage contributes to injuries in early childhood, but better support to address material need and family stress could help reduce injury rates. The University of Auckland research examined data gathered ... More >>

Women Report More Economic Abuse, Controlling Behaviour By Partners

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 10:04 am | University of Auckland

New Zealand women in relationships with men are reporting increased levels of economic abuse and controlling behaviour by those partners, University of Auckland research shows. Studies led by Associate Professor Janet Fanslow in the School of Population ... More >>

Data Surveillance: University And Auckland Museum Tackle Facial Recognition Debate

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 9:56 am | University of Auckland

Who is collecting our personal data, what are they doing with it and should we be concerned? These are the questions behind an eye-catching interactive touchscreen within the new Tāmaki Herenga Waka: Stories of Auckland galleries at Auckland Museum. ... More >>

University Of Auckland Scientists Awarded Top Medals From The New Zealand Associate Of Scientists

Tuesday, 23 March 2021, 5:11 pm | University of Auckland

Two University of Auckland scientists have been awarded top medals from the New Zealand Associate of Scientists (NZAS). Marine researcher Professor Mark Costello and physicist Associate Professor Frédérique Vanholsbeeck receive the Shorland ... More >>

ABI Research Shows Fidgeting Might Help Us Concentrate

Monday, 22 March 2021, 11:51 am | University of Auckland

A collaboration between researchers at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) and Mātai Medical Research Institute in Tarāiwhiti Gisborne have used MRI scans to demonstrate that fidgeting, often seen in people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity ... More >>

Invasive Wasps Share Resources On Offshore Island

Thursday, 18 March 2021, 9:06 am | University of Auckland

A study of invasive wasps on an island off the coast of Coromandel Peninsula shows they are able to share resources such as food and habitat instead of competing with each other, a worrying result for conservation. Introduced social wasps are a major ... More >>

Professor And Expert In Māori Architecture Elected To Royal Society

Monday, 15 March 2021, 9:20 am | University of Auckland

Professor Deidre Brown (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu), head of the School of Architecture, University of Auckland, is one of 27 new Ngā Ahurei a Te Apārangi Fellows and Ngā Ahurei Honore a Te Apārangi Honorary Fellows to be elected to the Academy of the ... More >>

Brands Leverage Covid-19 Lockdown To Market Unhealthy Food, Drinks

Monday, 8 March 2021, 9:27 am | University of Auckland

Companies selling snacks and fast food leveraged Aotearoa’s first pandemic lockdown to market their unhealthy products to New Zealanders, a University of Auckland study shows. Social media posts from 14 of 20 of the nation’s biggest food and drink ... More >>

University Of Auckland And Penn State Unite On International Summit

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 1:23 pm | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is partnering with Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) to host the Times Higher Education (THE) Innovation & Impact Summit focusing on the value of international research and collaboration. ‘Cultivating ... More >>

Covid No Damper On World-leading Subject Rankings

Thursday, 4 March 2021, 1:07 pm | University of Auckland

Covid-19 created many challenges for the university sector, with teaching and learning having to move quickly online and research conducted through lockdowns and social isolation. But despite this, the University of Auckland maintains its outstanding ... More >>

Ocean Acidification Causes Hearing Loss In Fish - Study

Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 1:09 pm | University of Auckland

Higher levels of CO2 affect the ability of young snapper to hear, according to a new study published by scientists from the University of Auckland, NIWA and James Cook University in Australia. Humans are releasing more carbon into the atmosphere, ... More >>

Scientists Offer Free Soil Tests For Kiwis

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 9:41 am | University of Auckland

A nationwide project to investigate the soil beneath our feet has been launched by scientists and New Zealanders are encouraged to send in samples of their own garden soil for analysis. Soilsafe Aotearoa is a major new research programme being run ... More >>

Taxing Issues Skillfully Argued In Greg Everard Memorial Moot

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 3:16 pm | University of Auckland

University of Auckland law student Will Turner has won this year’s Greg Everard Memorial Moot, beating three others in the finals to win best oralist. The moot problem was based on Frucor v Commissioner of Inland Revenue , which is scheduled to be heard ... More >>

Hugh Green’s Philanthropic Legacy Supports World-leading Research To Help Newborn Babies

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 10:27 am | University of Auckland

Hugh Green overcame hardship to become a leading New Zealand businessman. Now, his philanthropic legacy is supporting world-leading research aimed to help newborn babies to breathe. Associate Professor Katie Groom and her team at the University of Auckland’s ... More >>

New Zealand’s Missing Data Feature In Global Report On Eye Health

Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 1:55 pm | University of Auckland

New Zealand needs more investment in eye health, a global report from The Lancet Global Health shows One of the report’s recommendations is for countries to collect data on eye health from national surveys to inform planning. New Zealand is among ... More >>