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11 December 2018

The Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction, led by Professor Ron Paterson, has been released, with 40 recommendations within 12 broad areas.

Arts and culture

  • 12 December 2018

    University of Auckland novelist, essayist and academic Paula Morris (Ngāti Wai, Ngāti Whātua) is the 2018 Katherine Mansfield Fellow.

  • 5 December 2018

    Criminology and Māori Studies student Alicia Kapa has been celebrated for inspiring others with disabilities.

  • 30 November 2018

    Embarking on a project involving a collaborative method of working has proved successful for renowned composer Associate Professor Eve de Castro-Robinson, who has been named Best Classical Artist/ Te Kaipuoro Inamata Toa at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards.

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Business and economy

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Education and society

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Environment and sustainability

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Health and medicine

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Politics and law

  • 11 December 2018

    The Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction, led by Professor Ron Paterson, has been released, with 40 recommendations within 12 broad areas.

  • 10 December 2018

    A chance to take part in an Amnesty International (NZ) investigation into possible war crimes in Syria was too good to pass up for University of Auckland students last week.

  • 29 November 2018

    Professor Craig Elliffe, from the Auckland Law School has been awarded the country’s premier legal research grant, the New Zealand International Research Fellowship - Te Karahipi Rangahau ā Taiao.

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Science and technology

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University news

  • 10 December 2018

    Auckland businessman and philanthropist Sir David Levene is giving the University of Auckland an early Christmas gift - $5 million to support brain research.

  • Associate Professor Damon Salesa: the first university Pro-Vice Chancellor (Pacific)

    6 December 2018

    A month into his new role as the University of Auckland’s first Pro Vice-Chancellor (Pacific), Associate Professor Toeolesulusulu Damon Salesa speaks to Newsroom about education, leadership and the need for New Zealand to recognise itself as a Pacific nation.

  • Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur

    6 December 2018

    A high-ranking delegation from the University of Auckland visited India in November to strengthen and grow partnerships with Indian Universities.

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