Mel Smith: Māori CEO in the UK who keeps it real
13 May 2022
Melanie Smith breaks the mould. It’s rare to find a female chief executive in London, let alone one who is Māori.
Māori scholar following in Mel Smith's footsteps
13 May 2022
Reilly Polaschek is heading to Sydney in August to work for the same company at which mentor and sponsor Mel Smith worked for many years.
Boost for nursing student
2 May 2022
Some times it pays to be a westie. Emmanuel Cea has been helped out with his nursing studies because of it.
The heart and soul of brain research
20 April 2022
Dr Emma Scotter, Head of the Motor Neuron Disease Laboratory in the Centre for Brain Research at the University of Auckland, is seeking to learn if New Zealand's high rates of motor neuron disease are because of high numbers of people with particular genetic mutations – or because of other factors.
Christmas Appeal gives boost to forest-health research
11 April 2022
The 2021 Christmas Appeal shows it’s not only large philanthropic donations that can help enable valuable research at the University, but that many small gifts can quickly add up to make a real difference.
Women’s Mentoring Programme empowers young professionals
8 April 2022
Hannah Talbot, a final-year Bachelor of Laws student, is one of 135 young females to benefit from a Women’s Mentoring Programme introduced to the Law School two years ago.
Auckland Trimble Technology Lab creating next-generation workforce
7 April 2022
Creating a next-generation workforce that’s equipped and empowered to transform the engineering, architecture, design, arts and business sectors is the fundamental aim of a new gift agreement between the University of Auckland and US-based Trimble Inc.
Friedlander Foundation funds ABI movement disorders project
6 April 2022
Around one in every 500 babies in New Zealand is born with asphyxiation and stroke and suffers some degree of brain damage. Unfortunately the signs of damage, which are usually grouped under the heading “Cerebral Palsy”, are not always visible from birth and not identified or diagnosed until the infant is much older.
Hinrich Scholarships develop global trade leaders
5 April 2022
Shweta Rajput is one of two international University of Auckland postgraduate students awarded a Hinrich Global Trade Leader Scholarship in October 2021.
Drones monitor manta rays in PhD student's research
21 March 2022
An innovation developed by a University of Auckland student helps scientists monitor endangered manta rays.
Generous bequest results in new ABI scholarship
1 March 2022
The legacy of a remarkable couple with ‘uncommon courage’ will help Professor Thor Besier and other researchers improve the lives of those with movement disorders.
Aspiring teachers get chance to be immersed in school community
8 December 2021
A number of aspiring secondary school teachers will soon be able to gain a postgraduate teaching qualification while being immersed in a school community, thanks to a new programme just announced for next year.