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  • Almost $1 million awarded for University of Auckland health research
    01 April 2019
    A wide range of leading-edge research projects in health, science and engineering have been awarded almost $1 million in funding from the Health Research Council’s Explorer Grant.
  • Stephanie Cooper named as a 2019 Kupe Scholar
    15 March 2019
    Stephanie Cooper, a School of Psychology postgraduate student, has been named as one of 14 Kupe Scholars for 2019. The Kupe Leadership Scholarships challenge and inspire exceptional young people to reach their potential so they will have impact in their fields of endeavour. Read more about Stephanie.
  • Social and cultural lives of animals vital tool for conservation
    27 February 2019
    Young animals learn social and cultural behaviours from the adults around them just like humans do. Scientists say these learned social behaviours are a powerful conservation tool.
  • NZ Cricket’s silent message to NZ women
    21 February 2019
    Professor Nicola Gavey writes about the Scott Kuggeleijn affair and the loud message received by women through NZ Cricket's culture of silence.
  • Do crows plan ahead just like humans playing chess?
    08 February 2019
    New study shows crows have ability to plan three behaviours ahead in a way that may be similar to humans planning moves in chess.
  • Educator and philanthropist awarded Honorary Doctorate
    23 January 2019
    German-born scientist and education philanthropist Dr Beate Schuler will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of Auckland.
  • Meet the new Science Scholars director
    06 December 2018
    Dr Rhys Jones of the Department of Statistics has been named director of the innovative Science Scholars programme at the University of Auckland.
  • Men with hostile sexist beliefs feel less powerful in relationships
    04 December 2018
    Heterosexual men with hostile sexist attitudes are more likely to think they lack power in a relationship rather than seeing themselves as powerful.
  • Kathleen Curtis Atrium naming ceremony
    30 November 2018
    The Faculty of Science proudly renames the plaza atrium of the Science Centre after prestigious alumna Kathleen Curtis to commemorate 125 years of Women’s Suffrage in New Zealand.
  • 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.
  • Science lectures part of Spring Week on campus
    06 November 2018
    Language, sand and sex differences feature in three of the Spring Week lectures, open to the public. Find out more about these Faculty of Science lectures and others available to adult learners.
  • The new Dr Who and a view of dyspraxia
    22 October 2018
    Liz Fairgray, a clinical educator in the Programme of Speech Sciences, investigates the term dyspraxia and tries to add some layers of depth to the description. She shares her thoughts with Newsroom.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • University of Auckland professor announced as new Chief Science Advisor
    12 June 2018
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visits the University of Auckland today to announce Professor Juliet Gerrard will take up the role of Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor.
  • New research on antidepressant addiction and withdrawal
    06 June 2018
    A study of more than 1800 New Zealanders has found a significant number of people on antidepressants believe the drugs are addictive and more than half report experiencing withdrawal symptoms.
  • Family celebrates special Graduation Day
    10 May 2018
    Roimata Manaia Haynes (Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Maniapoto) says her precious daughter helped carry her through the hard work and years of study required for the masters degree she graduates with from the University of Auckland today.
  • The Infinite Game: How to live Well Together
    04 May 2018
    Inspired by James Carse's book Finite and Infinite Games, Niki Harré began The Infinite Game, a research project and now book that investigates a way to think about our values. All are welcome to the book launch - Friday 11 May, 6pm-7.30pm at the Pt Chevalier Library.