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Bespoke Business Programmes Head Southside

Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 10:25 am | University of Auckland

South Auckland tertiary students will be able to begin their business studies at the University of Auckland’s Tai Tonga Campus in Manukau for the first time, starting next year. From Semester I, 2021, the University of Auckland Business School is launching ... More >>

Pūhoro STEM Academy And High-Value Nutrition Partnership Announced

Monday, 9 November 2020, 2:19 pm | University of Auckland

Both the High-Value Nutrition (HVN) National Science Challenge and Massey University’s Pūhoro STEM* Academy (Pūhoro) are thrilled to announce the entering of a partnership together for the next four years. Pūhoro’s mission to raise participation and ... More >>

Endless Adventure Of Discovery: Brian Boyd Wins Rutherford Medal

Friday, 6 November 2020, 8:32 am | University of Auckland

In the first year New Zealand’s top research honour, the Rutherford Medal, has been open to the humanities, it has been awarded to Distinguished Professor Brian Boyd of the University of Auckland Professor Boyd has been in English in the Faculty ... More >>

New Zealand’s Economic Future – Cohesive Strategy Needed

Friday, 6 November 2020, 8:16 am | University of Auckland

New Zealand needs to refresh many aspects of its economic strategy including giving greater focus to innovation and the knowledge economy, says a report by some of our leading economists and researchers. They call for investment in Auckland as an innovation ... More >>

Māori Really Knew How To Build, In Ways We’re Only Beginning To Understand

Wednesday, 4 November 2020, 8:03 am | University of Auckland

Māori had a sophisticated understanding of construction techniques often hidden from view and poorly understood by Western researchers, who tended to see what confirmed their own biases about Indigenous building. This has been revealed by Jeremy Treadwell, ... More >>

How We Kill Creativity In New Zealand Schools

Monday, 2 November 2020, 10:13 am | University of Auckland

Our education system effectively stifles children’s natural curiosity about the world, according to a new report from the University of Auckland. The Centre for Arts and Social Transformation at the University’s Faculty of Education and Social ... More >>

Beaches Won’t Go Extinct But Tough Decisions Ahead

Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 9:47 am | University of Auckland

A claim half the world’s beaches could be extinct by the turn of the century is being disputed by an international team of coastal scientists including Associate Professor Giovanni Coco from the University of Auckland. In March this year a group ... More >>

Healthcare-Centric Rostering Service Wins Velocity $100k Challenge

Thursday, 22 October 2020, 5:23 pm | University of Auckland

A software platform designed to produce the perfect hospital staffing roster won the 2020 Velocity $100k Challenge at the University of Auckland Business School last night. Created by students and alumni from the University of Auckland, RosterLab, ... More >>

How Does Methadone Affect Unborn Babies? A New Zealand Study Investigates

Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 11:07 am | University of Auckland

New Zealand babies born to mothers prescribed methadone during pregnancy lagged behind their peers in early functioning and development, from motor skills and reflexes to the ability to settle, a new study shows. For infants also exposed to other drugs, ... More >>

Some Home Truths For The Next Government

Friday, 16 October 2020, 12:26 pm | University of Auckland

  A country where houses are unaffordable, renters are struggling and there is widespread homelessness is not a situation any government should tolerate. This is according to a recent paper from the Public Policy Institute at the University ... More >>

Māori, Pacific Heart Health Targeted By New Uni Of Auckland-hosted Centre Of Research Excellence

Friday, 9 October 2020, 4:22 pm | University of Auckland

The $40.5 million Centre of Research Excellence for heart health equity aims to close a seven-year gap in life expectancy for Māori and Pacific people versus the rest of the population. The $40.5 million Centre of Research Excellence for heart ... More >>

Benefit Levels Too Low And System Needs Reform

Friday, 9 October 2020, 10:59 am | University of Auckland

A national survey lead by a University of Auckland academic shows that benefit levels are too low and should be increased. A collaboration between the University of Auckland, Child Poverty Action Group, Auckland Action Against Poverty and FIRST Union, the ... More >>

Bioengineers Capture The Beauty And Quirkiness Of Biology In Their Art

Thursday, 8 October 2020, 12:39 pm | University of Auckland

The imaginations and technical skills of researchers at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) have been unleashed, and are now on show in the Art of Bio Eng exhibition as part of Artweek 2020. The exhibition will be on show on the ground floor of the ... More >>

The Politics Of Last Resort: Kiwis Trust The State In A Crisis

Friday, 2 October 2020, 4:17 pm | University of Auckland

As people around the world accuse their governments of using Covid-19 to impose oppressive rules, New Zealanders have largely collaborated with the state’s response so far, according to a recent study. Paddington Bear in a window. Photo: Revena Correll ... More >>

Comparing Pornography To Mainstream Content - Study

Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 9:52 am | University of Auckland

YouTube and Netflix are giants of the video streaming sphere in both scale and popularity but what about their x-rated counterparts? These days video streaming makes up around 60 per cent of all internet traffic but it’s not just Game of Thrones we’re watching: ... More >>

Take Care, It’s Daylight Saving Time

Saturday, 26 September 2020, 2:41 pm | University of Auckland

Do you struggle to adjust to Daylight Saving Time (DST)? You are not alone. The biannual routine of changing your clock by one hour can induce yawns - both physical and metaphorical - and negatively impacts on accident rates according to research ... More >>

Whale-watching By Satellite – Follow Their Travels Online

Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 9:40 am | University of Auckland

Scientists have successfully attached satellite tracking tags to six New Zealand southern right whales, or tohorā, and are inviting the public to follow the whales’ travels online. Part of a major research project involving the University of Auckland ... More >>

“Fishing” App Designed To Empower Healthcare Workers In Uganda Wins Major Award

Monday, 21 September 2020, 12:38 pm | University of Auckland

  It is one thing for more affluent countries to donate medical equipment to developing countries, but how can we ensure the healthcare workers receiving the equipment know how to use it? This was the issue that Kiara Miller, a PhD candidate ... More >>

Study Validates Programme For Healthy Sleep For Pre-schoolers

Friday, 18 September 2020, 1:29 pm | University of Auckland

  It’s a simple problem that drives some parents crazy: How do I get my pre-schooler to sleep? Now an innovative study by University of Auckland research fellow Samantha Marsh is pointing to some easy tips that seem to work. Parents of ... More >>

Let There Be Light: Rainbow Machine Wins Gold

Tuesday, 15 September 2020, 4:51 pm | University of Auckland

A team made up of staff and alumni from the University of Auckland, who met as students at the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries (CAI) has been awarded the Good Design Australia Gold Award for their installation Rainbow Machine. Rainbow Machine - courtesy ... More >>