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  • University of Auckland researchers honoured
    15 November 2018
    Two leading scientists, Professor John Montgomery and Professor Jadranka Travas-Sejdic, have been honoured in this year’s New Zealand Association of Scientists awards.
  • University of Auckland science research attracts major funding
    08 November 2018
    Three of 15 leading-edge research projects within the Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland have attracted funding from this year’s Marsden fund. Find out more.
  • New name and location for health and performance clinic
    21 September 2018
    A recent rebrand has transformed one of the University of Auckland’s clinics as it moved from the Tāmaki Campus to new state-of-the-art premises on the Newmarket Campus.
  • Meet the trailblazers | Joan Dingley
    21 September 2018
    Joan Dingley's science helped mould-proof tents and radio equipment in the Pacific during World War II. Read more about her and other trailblazing women scientists as part of the NZ Herald's special series to celebrate the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage.
  • Cyberattacks, cybersecurity and protection
    21 September 2018
    Dr Rizwan Asghar talks about the risk of cyberattacks and how New Zealand must find ways to counter this growing threat. Read his Newsroom article.
  • Beyond discrimination; towards inclusion – major lecture series
    20 September 2018
    A Nobel Laureate and New Zealand’s Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner are among the speakers in a major public lecture series being held at the University of Auckland and which will address some of the major social and cultural issues of our time including concerns over increasing social division and inequality.
  • Meet the trailblazers | Kate Edger
    20 September 2018
    Kate Edger, the first woman to earn a university degree in New Zealand, shares her name with the Department of Mathematics for one week and features in the NZ Herald's special series to celebrate the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage.
  • Women in science – a celebration of NZ pioneers
    19 September 2018
    Pioneering women scientists who helped pave the way for others are being honoured as part of Women’s Suffrage 125 celebrations by having the University of Auckland’s science departments and schools named after them for one week.
  • Women in science – a celebration of NZ pioneers
    19 September 2018
    Pioneering women scientists who helped pave the way for others are being honoured as part of Women’s Suffrage 125 celebrations by having the University of Auckland’s science departments and schools named after them for the week.
  • Meet the trailblazers | Dame Mira Szászy
    19 September 2018
    Dame Mira Szászy, who shares her name with the School of Psychology for one week, features in the NZ Herald's special series to celebrate the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage.
  • Meet the trailblazers | Ingrid Visser
    18 September 2018
    Read about alumna Dr Ingrid Visser's career as a world-leading expert in Orca whales as part of the NZ Herald's special series to celebrate the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage.
  • Meet the trailblazers | Margaret Brimble
    17 September 2018
    The NZ Herald launched a special series to celebrate the 125th anniversary of women's suffrage. Read about Distinguished Professor Margaret Brimble and her incredible career in chemistry.
  • Major funding for University of Auckland science research
    13 September 2018
    A non-invasive laser probe to detect prostate cancer and developing high-value products from seaweed are just two research projects at the University of Auckland awarded funding from this year’s Endeavour and Smart Ideas science fund allocation.
  • The secret life of girls
    12 September 2018
    Join the Faculty of Science's Dr Annette Henderson, a senior lecturer in the School of Psychology, as she observes the play, conversations and fascinating challenges that have been set for a group of five and six-year-old girls. Celebrate the anniversary of Women's Suffrage by following this two-part TVNZ special.
  • ChemSci pick of the week
    12 September 2018
    Distinguished Professor Margaret Brimble's paper, 'New protein from geothermal microorganism could aid fight against antimicrobial resistance', has been chosen by the Royal Society of Chemistry as their pick of the week. Read more.
  • International prize for encouraging diversity
    11 September 2018
    Promoting gender parity in conference speaker line-ups and helping the Department of Physics at the University of Auckland win an award for promoting diversity and inclusivity have won Dr Frederique Vanholsbeeck an award from the Optical Society of America (OSA).
  • Kiwi whiz kid Tristan Pang's next big test
    10 September 2018
    Sixteen-year-old Tristan Pang was 13 when he became the youngest undergraduate to study math at the University of Auckland. The hard-studying Auckland teen has made it his next test to beat a handful of other bright young minds from around the world and take out a coveted science prize. Find out how to support his bid.
  • Could Chardonnay, Pinot gris benefit from Sauv treatment?
    29 August 2018
    New Zealand’s Sauvignon blanc is famous the world over for its special tropical aromas but now Kiwi scientists believe they are on the verge of a breakthrough in recreating those special qualities in other wines including Chardonnay and Pinot gris.
  • International honour for Professor James Curran
    10 August 2018
    Department of Statistics academic, Professor James Curran, has been awarded a Fellowship with the American Statistical Association (ASA).
  • Curious little scientists question the world
    06 August 2018
    A class of 24 preschoolers from Learning Edge Montessori Preschool (Glen Eden) recently visited the School of Biological Sciences.