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New professor at Auckland wins ‘Oscar of space sector’

Monday, 18 November 2019, 2:43 pm | University of Auckland

How do you catch the space junk encircling our planet? The same way you might catch a fish – with a harpoon and a net. 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 >>

Changing the world by teaching

Monday, 4 November 2019, 2:52 pm | University of Auckland

If you want to change the world, then you might want to become an academic, suggests Professor Deidre Brown (Ngapuhi, Ngati Kahu), who will be giving her inaugural professorial lecture this month. More >>

Preterm blood-test a step closer with $NZ230k boost

Monday, 4 November 2019, 8:45 am | University of Auckland

A Liggins Institute researcher has received a $NZ230,000 boost to develop a mid-pregnancy blood test to predict premature birth. More >>

Drug for bone health reduces cancer, heart disease

Saturday, 2 November 2019, 11:18 am | University of Auckland

Drug for bone health reduces cancer, heart disease in older women A drug used to treat osteoporosis and bone loss also appears to protect against heart disease and cancer, a major New Zealand study has shown. Researchers at the University of Auckland ... More >>

Meet Auckland’s 40 highest (and young) achievers

Friday, 1 November 2019, 9:04 am | University of Auckland

Together they represent the immense influence of youth in business, technology, and in particular, social change. More >>

Become an adult university student for a week

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 11:51 am | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is once again hosting the popular Spring Week lecture series which gives the public access to talks by our leading researchers. More >>

Curbing sugar intake needs to start at top of the food chain

Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 3:33 pm | University of Auckland

As trick-or-treating children prepare for their Halloween haul, scientists, dentists, doctors and the beverage industry are meeting tomorrow (31 October) to discuss the impact sugar has on New Zealand health. More >>

New home for the University of Auckland in South Auckland

Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 10:03 am | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has confirmed its presence in South Auckland, signing the lease on space at 6 Osterley Way in central Manukau. More >>

A commitment to play gets PhD student elected to the Board

Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 8:57 am | University of Auckland

A University of Auckland PhD student who campaigned on the need for a more playful city has been elected to the Waitematā Local Board in this year’s local body recent elections, winning the highest number of the votes on that board. More >>

Connecting through dance, close to home and away

Tuesday, 29 October 2019, 2:11 pm | University of Auckland

Two students in their third year at the School of Dance, University of Auckland, have been awarded a Prime Minister's Scholarship set up to allow students to study abroad. Both will be performing at the School’s End of Year performances this month. More >>

Better access to magnetic therapy for depression needed

Friday, 25 October 2019, 8:56 am | University of Auckland

A proven treatment for clinical depression that involves targeting areas of the brain with magnetic energy is under-used in Aotearoa New Zealand, University of Auckland researchers say. More >>

 

 

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