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Funding model makes New Zealand universities ratings falls progressively likely

By   /  September 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on Funding model makes New Zealand universities ratings falls progressively likely

Source: University Of Auckland While the performance of the University of Auckland continues to improve in most areas, it has fallen from the world’s top 200 Universities according to the Times Higher Education (THE) results announced today (Wednesday 26 September GMT). And this trajectory will continue until governments begin prioritising the quality of university education […]

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Swapping careers with a move into teaching

By   /  September 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on Swapping careers with a move into teaching

Source: University Of Auckland Working with students in a communications and marketing role at an Auckland school proved a defining career experience for Kit Haines when he realised he was in the wrong job.   “I was working at King’s College writing stories about students, and what I actually wanted was to be in the […]

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Dancer walks ‘with a village behind her’

By   /  September 26, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on Dancer walks ‘with a village behind her’

Source: University Of Auckland Embracing the different facets of her cultural identity has been the driving force behind the University of Auckland postgraduate research of New Zealand-born Samoan Ufitia Sagapolutele. The twenty-four year-old dancer, choreographer, and artist was capped this week at Spring Graduation with a Masters of Dance Studies degree from the Faculty of […]

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10 year anniversary of landmark Business School

By   /  September 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on 10 year anniversary of landmark Business School

Source: University Of Auckland The iconic Sir Owen G Glenn Building, home to the University of Auckland Business School, has turned 10. The distinctive six-storey stainless steel and glass structure, crouched between tree-lined Symonds Street – the major artery through the University’s city campus – and the Auckland Domain, can accommodate 2500 students, extends 80,000m2 […]

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Beyond discrimination; towards inclusion – major lecture series

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on Beyond discrimination; towards inclusion – major lecture series

Source: University of Auckland (2) 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. […]

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Women in science – a celebration of NZ pioneers

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on Women in science – a celebration of NZ pioneers

Source: University of Auckland (2) The Dame Mira Szászy School of Psychology honours one of New Zealand’s leading Māori educators who was the first Māori woman to be awarded a university degree and who dedicated her life to the welfare and needs of Māori. She believed Māori could only progress when the position of women […]

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Women in science – a celebration of NZ pioneers pioneers

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on Women in science – a celebration of NZ pioneers pioneers

Source: University Of Auckland The Dame Mira Szászy School of Psychology honours one of New Zealand’s leading Māori educators who was the first Māori woman to be awarded a university degree and who dedicated her life to the welfare and needs of Māori. She believed Māori could only progress when the position of women within […]

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Graduate shines fresh light on colonial benefactor

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on Graduate shines fresh light on colonial benefactor

Source: University Of Auckland A fresh light has been shone on early Auckland benefactor James Mackelvie. In a 15,000-word essay to be published in Records of the Auckland Museum, Andrew McKay, one of the first three graduates of the University’s new Master in Museums and Cultural Heritage, probes the story of the prolific collector. “I […]

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The heart of the matter

By   /  September 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on The heart of the matter

Source: University Of Auckland A young New Zealand researcher who is part of a cutting-edge, international heart team at Oxford University returns home next week to graduate. Jenny Wang, 26, will graduate from the University of Auckland’s Bioengineering Institute (ABI) on 25 September with a PhD in Biomedical Engineering. Jenny is currently a member of […]

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Architecture exhibition celebrates innovation and diversity

By   /  September 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on Architecture exhibition celebrates innovation and diversity

Source: University Of Auckland An exhibition of projects honoured by one of the world’s most prestigious and distinctive architecture awards opened on Wednesday night. The exhibition was hosted by University of Auckland with the support of GIB to coincide with the 2018 New Zealand Festival of Architecture. The George Fraser Gallery features the shortlisted and […]

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Father’s blindness leads to son’s vision for eye disease cure

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on Father’s blindness leads to son’s vision for eye disease cure

Source: University of Auckland (2) An Auckland bioengineer has made research into screening for eye diseases his life’s obsession in honour of his father who went blind as a boy. Dr Ehsan Vaghefi of the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences is behind the innovative MyIScope device that has just received nearly […]

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Physics lecturer awarded international prize for encouraging diversity

By   /  September 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on Physics lecturer awarded international prize for encouraging diversity

Source: University Of Auckland 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). The OSA Diversity & Inclusion Advocacy award recognises outstanding dedication and […]

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Auckland students help firms crack Japan

By   /  September 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on Auckland students help firms crack Japan

Source: University Of Auckland Tapping into two social phenomena in Japan – growing numbers of weight-conscious young men and 12 million pet dogs – is giving Auckland University MBA students something to cut their strategic teeth on. A plant-based weight management supplement developed in Aotearoa New Zealand, and a natural petcare range are among Kiwi […]

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Exceptional finalists compete in Grad Gala

By   /  September 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on Exceptional finalists compete in Grad Gala

Source: University Of Auckland This year’s Grad Gala Concerto Competition hosted by the University of Auckland’s School of Music later this month, will have an extra finalist vying for the top prize worth $6,000, due to the exceptional standard of the entrants. The popular annual concert held to celebrate Graduation traditionally has three finalists, but […]

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Japan’s whale kill ‘frustrating’ – marine researcher

By   /  September 6, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on Japan’s whale kill ‘frustrating’ – marine researcher

Source: University Of Auckland As Japan comes under fire from international conservation groups alleging more than 50 minke whales were killed inside Antarctic’s Ross Sea Marine Protected Area, New Zealand scientists say important research on whale populations is being undertaken without  the need to hunt. Associate Professor Rochelle Constantine from the University of Auckland’s School […]

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If you think so, say so

By   /  September 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on If you think so, say so

Source: University of Auckland (2) International Women’s Year 1975 by Gretchen Albrecht is one of 12 works that will feature in a special University-based art exhibition marking 125 years of women’s suffrage. Postgraduate Art History students are curating the exhibition at Old Government House, opening on 18 September.  Each student is choosing an artwork from […]

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Suffrage exhibition: If you think so, say so

By   /  September 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on Suffrage exhibition: If you think so, say so

Source: University Of Auckland International Women’s Year 1975 by Gretchen Albrecht is one of 12 works that will feature in a special University-based art exhibition marking 125 years of women’s suffrage. Postgraduate Art History students are curating the exhibition at Old Government House, opening on 18 September.  Each student is choosing an artwork from the […]

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Sex, Gender, Power

By   /  September 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on Sex, Gender, Power

Source: University Of Auckland The University of Auckland’s first female Professor of Politics and International Relations will give her inaugural lecture at the University on the eve of the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage. Professor Jennifer Curtin’s lecture “Sex, Gender and Power in New Zealand: 125 years of women’s politics” will look at how political […]

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Auckland asthma expert leads global fight against the disease

By   /  September 3, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on Auckland asthma expert leads global fight against the disease

Source: University Of Auckland In New Zealand more than 521,000 people are taking medicines for asthma − one in nine adults and one in seven children. It causes a death here every week. Now a University of Auckland academic says the launch of the Global Asthma Report 2018 could improve asthma treatment and reduce deaths both here and […]

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Bioeningeers create new virtual 3D heart for clinical use

By   /  August 27, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Education, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, University Of Auckland  /  Comments Off on Bioeningeers create new virtual 3D heart for clinical use

Source: University Of Auckland A team at the University of Auckland’s Bioengineering Institute have created a virtual 3D heart that could have a major impact on treatment of the most common heart rhythm disturbance, atrial fibrillation (AF). Dr Jichao Zhao and his international team have developed a very “intelligent” machine learning algorithm, alias AtriaNet, that […]

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