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12 September 2019

The University of Auckland has regained its place in the world’s top 200 Universities, according to the Times Higher Education (THE) International rankings released today.


  • 16 September 2019

    Despite having three auto-immune diseases as well as depression, Sarai McKay has won two scholarships, including the Muriel Roberts Scholarship for a disabled student to travel overseas.

  • 10 September 2019

    Philanthropist and entrepreneur Tony Falkenstein is donating $600,000 to the University of Auckland Business School to fund students to travel to Silicon Valley.

  • 9 September 2019

    Researchers are uncovering crucial new information about strokes thanks to a unique machine gifted by the AH Somerville Foundation. This unprecedented research could play a critical role in how blood pressure levels are controlled in stroke patients.

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  • 10 September 2019

    Kahukiwi Piripi won the National Kaupapa Māori Moot, and made history when she presented her legal submissions to the Supreme Court entirely in te reo Māori.

  • A hand of a car driver holding the steering wheel and a smoldering cigarette is shown: A submission opposing a ban on smoking in cars failed to disclose the link with funding from big tobacco. Photo: iStock

    6 September 2019

    Opinion: Trust in the medical profession must be safeguarded from commercial interest. That's why public policy influencers must declare conflicts of interest, writes David Menkes.

  • A cannabis plant if pictured: Most cannabis use occurs among young people ages 15-29 years. Photo: iStock

    6 September 2019

    Opinion: Under-age children in your life? Chances are you will hold crucial decision-power in New Zealand’s upcoming referendum on cannabis legalisation, writes Benedikt Fischer.

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