Don't let psychogenic illness undermine the Covid vaccine: An open letter to journalists
10 December 2020
Opinion: Robert Bartholomew and Kate MacKrill explain the best strategy to counter the threat of psychogenic illness.
Kaumātua kōrero, manta rays and birdsong take Showcase top spots
4 December 2020
An award-winning Māori pharmacist, an Indonesian marine diver and a Sri Lankan birdsong expert took home the top prizes at the School of Graduate Studies Research Showcase 2020.
Mexican mentoring Māori and Pacific students: 'It just feels like family'
1 December 2020
Gove Grefnes Diaz arrived at the University of Auckland from Mexico in 2011 an expert in cacti. Now he’s doing a PhD in linguistics and mentoring Māori and Pacific students.
First Wahapū sign-up shares excitement
23 November 2020
Computer Science PhD candidate Asma Shakil was the first of almost 500 candidates to move to the new PhD Statute.
Tracking humpback whales through song
18 November 2020
Scientists are tracking humpback whales by listening in on the songs they sing as they migrate past New Zealand each year on their way to breeding grounds nearer the tropics.
Time to stop betting on the house
17 November 2020
Housing speculation in Auckland is endemic, with the market resembling a finance-fuelled casino with investors rushing to bet on tax-free capital gains. But there is a solution, according to research from the University of Auckland.
Ten years on, uni ‘drop out’ becomes doctor
3 November 2020
Alicia Didsbury gave up university study when she got pregnant in her late teens but more than 20 years and a lot of hard work later, she graduates with a doctorate in biological sciences.
Stunning shearwaters photo wins People’s Choice
3 November 2020
A stunning night-time photo of Buller’s shearwaters/rako captured in the flash of the camera with the Milky Way as a backdrop high above, has been named People’s Choice at this year’s NZ Geographic Photographer of the Year awards.
Healthcare-centric rostering service wins Velocity $100k Challenge
22 October 2020
A software platform called RosterLab, designed to produce the perfect hospital staffing roster, has been named overall winner at the 2020 Velocity $100k Challenge.
NZ border exceptions for international PhD students
13 October 2020
The New Zealand government has announced that 250 international doctoral and masters students will be granted entry to New Zealand to continue their studies.
Ashlea Gillon: Using te reo Māori and whakataukī should only be the start
1 October 2020
Opinion: Māori PhD student Ashlea Gillon says when whakataukī (Māori proverbs) are used, they need to not only promote te reo Māori, but also ensure recognition of Māori values.
'Fishing' app designed to empower healthcare workers in Uganda wins major award
21 September 2020
Kiara Miller of the ABI, and fellow interns on an Engineering World Health (EWH) have won first place in this year's EWH Design Competition for students for their app that empowers healthcare workers in Uganda.