Geoffrey Waterhouse recognised for outstanding research
30 November 2023
Professor Geoffrey Waterhouse has been awarded the MacDiarmid Medal by the Royal Society Te Apārangi for discovering low-cost nanocatalysts to aid global decarbonisation and the switch to renewable energy.
Shining example of sustainable refurbishment
2 October 2023
On the City Campus, the old Social Sciences building used to be a dark rabbit warren that was the butt of many jokes. Now the refurbished building is barely recognisable and a shining example of 6 Green Star Design.
World-class building ready to welcome Education faculty to the City Campus
19 September 2023
An elegantly transformed and sustainable home for the University of Auckland’s faculties of EDSW, Arts, and CAI was opened by Prime Minister today.
Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei lead blessing of University building
15 September 2023
Waipapa Taumata Rau staff joined contractors and members of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei for the blessing of the University’s newly refurbished Building 201 this week.
Students and staff unite to tackle sustainability in Future17 programme
5 April 2023
Twenty students and five staff are taking part in the University of Auckland Future17 global education programme. This initiative focuses on addressing sustainability challenges and building connections between higher education and the workforce.
University raises capital for sustainability initiatives
20 March 2023
Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland has signed a $50 million sustainability loan, breaking new ground for New Zealand’s university sector.
University of Auckland building design receives highest ever 6 Green Star Design rating
12 August 2021
The University of Auckland’s Social Sciences Building has been awarded a 6 Green Star Design rating by the New Zealand Green Building Council.
Inside the Reading Wars
30 June 2021
There is a national debate about how best to teach children to read and write against the backdrop of international comparisons that show a decline in our children’s literacy.
Student composting champions lead the way
25 January 2021
A student-led group initiated a composting trial from August to October 2020 at the Carlaw Park student village.
Massive effort to rehome furniture
27 May 2020
Nearly 80 tonnes of surplus furniture, the equivalent of 13 elephants, was rehomed by the University of Auckland just prior to lockdown.
Global rankings top spot for sustainability research
30 April 2020
Opinion: Our students and researchers have been ranked No.1 in the world once again in the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings, writes Simon Thrush.
Tuning Science sees power savings
16 October 2019
Over the last nine months, Property Services’ technical staff have been altering and assessing systems like lighting and ventilation to ensure the building is operating at maximum efficiency.