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Wasps buzz off when there are more trees – study

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 10:10 am | University of Auckland

Lush forest cover and limited human habitation mean fewer invasive wasps, new research on New Zealand’s offshore islands shows. More >>

Well-communicated, quality research rewarded

Friday, 17 January 2020, 12:30 pm | University of Auckland

Academic research can be jargon-riddled and impenetrable to members of the public. The Business Research Translation Competition (BRTC) hosted by the University of Auckland Business School aims to change that. More >>

Researchers develop technique to 3D print 'living' plastics

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 4:52 pm | University of Auckland

In a world-first, researchers at the University of Auckland have demonstrated how to 3D print a ‘living’ resin, a novel technique that enables the creation of ‘living’ and ‘self-repairing’ plastics, and could be a game changer in medical ... More >>

Entrepreneurial University of the Year

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 12:16 pm | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has been named Entrepreneurial University of the Year at the Asia-Pacific Triple E Entrepreneurship and Engagement Excellence Awards in Higher Education. Other contenders for the category included entrepreneurial superstars ... More >>

Baubles, bangles and beads: our fascination with adornment

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 4:12 pm | University of Auckland

From feathers and flowers to powder and paint, people from all time periods, societies and civilisations have decorated themselves. But what do these adornments tell us about being human? More >>

Brain blood pressure discovery holds clues

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 12:32 pm | University of Auckland

Scientists have made the remarkable discovery that the brain has its own blood pressure sensors, opening the way to new possible treatments for serious illnesses including dementia, high blood pressure, and migraines. More >>

University of Auckland maximises international opportunities

Saturday, 21 December 2019, 11:12 am | University of Auckland

In 2013, the University of Auckland set a goal for at least a quarter of all students receiving a bachelors degree to have an overseas learning experience. Thanks to the Prime Minister’s Scholarship, the target was achieved this year. More >>

Summer break a chance to help people with autism

Friday, 20 December 2019, 11:59 am | University of Auckland

A student venture developing virtual reality technology to help people with autism has received funding to bring the concept to life over summer. More >>

Academic honoured with LEO Award

Friday, 20 December 2019, 11:37 am | University of Auckland

Professor Michael Myers from the University of Auckland Business School has received an Association of Information Systems (AIS) LEO Award in recognition of his global impact in the field. More >>

Would you like some fries with your social media?

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 11:50 am | University of Auckland

As we enter the season of feasting, a University of Auckland researcher is investigating how social media influences the food choices of young adults year-round. More >>

Distant celestial objects now ‘Kererū’ and ‘Karaka’

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 8:17 am | University of Auckland

A little bit of kiwi can now be found in the far reaches of space as a celestial naming competition sees a distant ‘exoplanet’ and its host star named “Kererū” and “Karaka” respectively. More >>

Joint PhD with India a first

Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 10:46 am | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has signed an historic agreement with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur to offer a joint PhD programme. More >>

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 >>

   

 

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