Education and society
Scientific knowledge is not 'left' or 'right'
16 October 2018
Opinion: the validity of scientific knowledge does not depend on the political leanings of researchers, so it is a nonsense to call for a left-right spread in Universities, writes Professor Natasha Hamilton-Hart (New Zealand Asia Institute).
How to be an academic in NZ: book award
15 October 2018
A new book on launching an academic career in New Zealand, by Associate Professor Carol Mutch, won best teacher resource, tertiary at the CLNZ Education Awards.
2018 NEXT Woman of the Year for Education
12 October 2018
Faculty of Education and Social Work research fellow Dr Rachel Williamson was named 2018 NEXT Woman of the Year for Education in Auckland last night (Thursday).
Graduating back into the teaching profession
11 October 2018
New teacher Rohini Lal joins the profession with many years of classroom work behind her – in Fiji, and as a teacher aide and after school helper here in New Zealand.
Origins of female homosexuality
11 October 2018
Hormonal environments in the womb may help explain the evolutionary origins of female homosexuality and determine the spectrum of sexual orientation in women according to a review article published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior.
Ones to watch - 40 outstanding young graduates named
10 October 2018
A hip hop artist, a teacher, and several global entrepreneurs are among the exceptional young graduates recognised by the University of Auckland in its annual 40 Under 40 list.
Mental Health Awareness Week tinged with hope
8 October 2018
Opinion: Hope at last for change to our beleaguered mental health system, writes Dr Barbara Staniforth (CHSSW) as Mental Health Awareness Week begins.
The changing world of refugees: research award
4 October 2018
At a time when 68 million people have been displaced around the world, Associate Professor Jay Marlowe has won a 2018 Rutherford Discovery Fellowship for research that will help refugee settlement.
Professor Cindy Kiro: new Pro Vice-Chancellor (Māori)
2 October 2018
Professor Cindy Kiro has been appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor (Māori) at the University of Auckland.
NZ funding model means ongoing rankings fall likely
1 October 2018
While the performance of the University of Auckland continues to improve in most areas, it has fallen from the world’s top 200 Universities according to the Times Higher Education (THE) results announced today (Wednesday 26 September GMT).
Easing the way for bicultural engagement
28 September 2018
How Māori and Pākehā engage face-to-face, and develop strong relationships across difference, was central to PhD research by Dr Frances Hancock who graduated from the Faculty of Education and Social Work.
Career swap into teaching
26 September 2018
Working with students in a communications and marketing role at an Auckland school proved a defining career experience for Kit Haines when he realised he wanted to change direction and go into teaching.