News

  • Samoan culture centre-stage
    30 May 2018
    Sabrina Wright braved the cold to demonstrate traditional dress as part of Samoan Language Week this week.
  • University review - Arts and Education and Social Work
    30 May 2018
    The University of Auckland is currently consulting with academic staff about proposed changes to the Faculty of Education & Social Work (FESW), and Faculty of Arts (FoA).
  • Professor Diana Lennon ONZM Obituary
    25 May 2018
    Professor Diana (Dinny) Lennon, from Population Child and Youth Health in the Department of Paediatrics: Child and Youth Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences died suddenly and unexpectedly on 15 May 2018.
  • Protect the rights of Indigenous peoples in the Philippines
    24 May 2018
    The Centre for Indigenous People and the Law has voiced strong concern around continuing reports of violations of the rights of Indigenous peoples in the Philippines.
  • Major US funding boost for NZ-Aus trial of sugar gel for newborns
    24 May 2018
    New Zealand-led research that could improve the care of up to a third of all babies born and potentially prevent brain damage in infancy has received a $2.8 million boost from the United States.
  • Text messages provide support for people with diabetes
    21 May 2018
    An innovative University of Auckland trial using text messages has proven a success in getting people to manage their diabetes better.
  • NZ babies in study that showed waiting a minute can save premature babies’ lives
    21 May 2018
    A major international study that involved 312 babies from Aotearoa New Zealand has led to life-saving changes in the care of premature babies around the world.
  • Budget 2018: our experts react
    18 May 2018
    Wide-ranging comment and analysis on the 2018 budget from University of Auckland academics.
  • New assessment tool to improve funding and innovation in elderly
    18 May 2018
    New Zealanders entering residential aged care today are much older and have more complex needs than in the past and the pressures on funding services is increasing.
  • Tuai takes out top award at Ockhams
    16 May 2018
    The evocative story of Tuai, one of the first Māori men to travel to England in the early 19th century won University of Auckland Professor Alison Jones and Professor Kuni Kaa Jenkins the Illustrated Non-Fiction category of the 2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards last night.
  • From high school science project to PhD
    16 May 2018
    A science project at Kerikeri High School sparked a lifelong interest in microbial science for Alastair Harris, who is about to embark on a PhD in Molecular Microbiology.
  • Architecture awards recognise the old and the new
    15 May 2018
    A project to restore one of the University’s oldest heritage buildings and the completion of a new, cutting edge science facility were two of the winners at the NZ Institute of Architects 2018 Auckland Architecture Awards.
  • Anne Salmond hosts Artefact
    15 May 2018
    After only two episodes, the Dame Anne Salmond-hosted Artefact programme has been receiving accolades from near and far.
  • Two degrees for sailing champion
    15 May 2018
    Competing on the international yachting circuit while completing two degrees at the University of Auckland wasn’t all plain sailing for George Anyon.
  • Why we need more IronMāori
    14 May 2018
    Napier’s Sharron Fabish graduated from the University of Auckland this week after finishing her research into the benefits of IronMāori, an indigenous triathlon.
  • Keeping it in the family with a career in teaching
    11 May 2018
    Language, literature, teaching and education have always been the backdrop to Peter Goodwin’s life. He inherited a passion or language from his mum, Marineke Goodwin who has taught the subjects here since his early childhood.
  • Lighting up the Viaduct Harbour
    11 May 2018
    Postgraduate student James Russell’s immersive, atmospheric lighting installation Light Field is on display this weekend at Bright Nights in the Viaduct Harbour.
  • Making architecture a more touching experience
    11 May 2018
    Anthony Brand would like our architectural encounters to be more meaningful. The thirty-three year-old believes that if we prioritised how buildings made us feel instead of how they look, we could create more touching architectural experiences.
  • First-ever New Zealand woman elected Fellow of Royal Society
    10 May 2018
    In a career of exceptional scientific achievement, Distinguished Professor Margaret Brimble of the University of Auckland has achieved yet another first - as the only New Zealand-based woman ever elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London.
  • Parent concerns for disabled children drive PhD
    10 May 2018
    Most parents want their children to outlive them. Hoping your child dies before you is a strong sign of how distraught some parents feel, as the University of Auckland graduate Hemant Thakkar found out during the research for his PhD.