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Stars plus warnings for healthier food choices

Monday, 16 December 2019, 9:28 am | University of Auckland

New Zealanders would find it easier to eat better and nurture their own and their families’ health if packaged food and drink had to carry a health star rating, a health warning, or both, University of Auckland experts say. More >>

Dawn of a new era at the Faculty of Engineering

Friday, 6 December 2019, 8:51 am | University of Auckland

A faculty-led haka and the unveiling of a pou whenua at the dawn blessing of Te Herenga Mātai Pūkaha – the Faculty of Engineering – will demonstrate just how far the Faculty has come since the 1970s. More >>

Centre for Brain Research launches Brain Bank Initiative

Friday, 6 December 2019, 8:50 am | University of Auckland

(Headline abbreviated, original headline: Centre for Brain Research launches New Zealand’s first Sports Human Brain Bank Initiative) More >>

Need for more Māori and Pacific architects reflected

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 9:33 am | University of Auckland

We need more Māori and Pacific students to study architecture, and a new scholarship has been set up to persuade more of them to do so. “Auckland is the largest Polynesian city in the world,” says Professor Deidre Brown (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu), the world’s ... More >>

World-first artificial neurons create potential

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 8:17 am | University of Auckland

World-first artificial neurons create potential for bionic medicine Artificial neurons on silicon chips that behave just like the real thing have been invented by a team of international scientists, including University of Auckland’s Professor Julian ... More >>

Can democracy survive?

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 9:17 am | University of Auckland

The rise of populism and nationalism in some of the world’s leading democracies, along with declining trust in political institutions, has led to questions over whether democracy can survive. More >>

International students: can they thrive in a strange land?

Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 3:25 pm | University of Auckland

Coming to study in another country with an unfamiliar culture and often a different language can be daunting for international students, but the right support at the right time can make all the difference. More >>

NZ scientist behind first FDA-approved child myopia therapy

Monday, 25 November 2019, 1:33 pm | University of Auckland

An optometry researcher from the University of Auckland is behind the first-ever Food and Drug Administration-(FDA) approved treatment to slow the progression of short-sight in children. More >>

University of Auckland fundraising campaign raises most ever

Friday, 22 November 2019, 8:08 am | University of Auckland

A fundraising campaign publicly launched by the University of Auckland in 2016 has raised the largest ever amount in New Zealand’s philanthropic history More >>

Parents as first teachers support early learning outcomes

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 9:38 am | University of Auckland

New research using information collected from longitudinal child development study Growing Up in New Zealand has identified several factors which are crucial to children’s early learning outcomes. More >>

Beauty queen to use crown for marine protection

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 9:11 am | University of Auckland

The winner of the Miss Cook Islands New Zealand pageant hopes to use her title to raise awareness of protecting the delicate marine environment in her island homeland. More >>

Summer literacy programme to roll out in South Island

Monday, 18 November 2019, 10:52 am | University of Auckland

Blogging at least twice a week as part of a University of Auckland digital literacy programme has completely eliminated the summer slump in literacy for the children involved. More >>

Same-gender sexual orientation “throughout NZ society"

Friday, 15 November 2019, 11:11 am | University of Auckland

The country’s first-ever major sexual health survey shows that some degree of same-gender sexual orientation exists throughout Aotearoa New Zealand society, and is more common among women than men, says a University of Auckland expert. More >>

Talented researchers at frontier of medicinal chemistry

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 12:15 pm | University of Auckland

The cancer treatments of tomorrow are being studied today by two young scientists who each receive one of the country’s most prestigious awards, a Rutherford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. More >>

Sense of belonging at school key to LGBT students’ success

Tuesday, 12 November 2019, 5:06 pm | University of Auckland

Students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) are more likely to achieve at school if they feel a sense of belonging, regardless of whether or not they report being bullied. More >>

New Zealand history: what stories should we be telling?

Monday, 11 November 2019, 3:57 pm | University of Auckland

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One teacher at a time – overcoming a crisis in STEM

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 2:14 pm | University of Auckland

Year 8 teacher Tina McKenzie has taught 12-year olds how to extract DNA from a tomato and how craft can demonstrate the beauty of mathematics. More >>

University of Auckland welcomes Te Pūtea Rangahau a Marsden

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 4:55 pm | University of Auckland

Some of the challenges New Zealand faces in health, environment, culture, science, and engineering will be addressed thanks to nearly $22 million awarded to the University of Auckland from Marsden funding . More >>

Marsden Grant to study disarmament

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 4:34 pm | University of Auckland

Dr Anna Hood from the University of Auckland Law School has been awarded a Marsden Grant worth $300,000 to study coercive disarmament. More >>

University of Auckland now biggest in student accomodation

Monday, 4 November 2019, 5:05 pm | University of Auckland

The opening of the University of Auckland’s new hostel – Waipārūrū – in time for the 2020 academic year will bring the total number of beds available for students to 4,500. This makes this country’s leading university the largest provider ... More >>



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