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Karate star Tia wins highest sporting accolade

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:31:23 +1300 | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has named karate champion Tia Tuiburelevu as its Sportswoman of the Year 2016. More >>

‘Just keep going’ message from life-long learner PhD

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:16:17 +1300 | University of Auckland

When 68-year-old Dr Judith Selvaraj received her PhD at the University of Auckland graduation ceremony on Tuesday it was the final stop on a long learning ride that has taken her far beyond any hopes, dreams and expectations of her younger years.More >>

Student to walk length of country for Arthritis New Zealand

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:32:23 +1300 | Otago Polytechnic

An Otago Polytechnic nursing student will embark on an epic quest to walk the length of New Zealand next month to raise money for Arthritis New Zealand. More >>

Unitec Chief Executive Honoured with Award for Racial Equity

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:22:18 +1300 | UNITEC

A US International Racial Equity Leadership Award was awarded to Unitec Institute of Technology’s Chief Executive, Dr Rick Ede today. More >>

First two Pacific academics graduate with PhDs

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 12:18:12 +1300 | University of Auckland Business School

The first Pacific academics at the University of Auckland's business school are two Tongan New Zealand women, graduating today with PhDs. Sisikula Sisifa and Ilaisaane Fifita, both 31, started working as research fellows at the Business School this ...More >>

Double delight for mum and son on graduation day

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:50:50 +1300 | University of Auckland

Anne O’Callaghan was bursting with pride when son Ben received his Master’s in Medieval History at the University of Auckland’s graduation ceremony on Tuesday. A little more unusually, Ben (26) had his turn to feel the same sense of family pride ...More >>

Student debt cracks the billion mark

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:46:52 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

New figures showing that student loan defaulters have now clocked over $1 billion in debt highlights National's failure to combat spiralling student loan debt, Labour's Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.More >>

Foreign Students just a commodity to National

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:37:33 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Iain Lees-Galloway MP for Palmerston North Immigration Spokesperson MEDIA STATEMENT 26 September 2016 Foreign Students just a commodity to National More >>

Sustainability a matter of “survival”

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:43:12 +1300 | University of Auckland

A high profile business leader has warned that New Zealand must catch up with the movement towards sustainable, “conscious capitalism” to survive in a disrupted world. More >>

Auckland Uni fundraising campaign a farce

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:41:39 +1300 | Fossil Free UoA

Students at the University of Auckland are labelling a new fundraising campaign announced by their university a 'farce' unless it commits to a divesting the money raised from fossil fuel companies.More >>

Recognising the complex issues facing social workers

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:23:57 +1300 | Massey University

This Wednesday marks National Social Workers’ Day – a day to recognise the contribution social workers make towards a more humane, just and caring society. More >>

Ig Nobel award winners assess the personality of rocks

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:03:40 +1300 | Massey University

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks.More >>

Otago Polytechnic Fashion features in Vogue Italia

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:55:46 +1300 | Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic’s School of Design has earned further international acclaim for its fashion offerings, featuring in Vogue Italia – one of the world’s leading fashion publications . More >>

Student survey to help end silence on sexual violence

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:58:56 +1300 | Joint Press Release

Thursdays in Black and the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) are pleased to announce the commencement of the Thursdays in Black Students’ Survey 2016.More >>

Restoring the world’s first recorded computer music

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:37:20 +1300 | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan ...More >>

Pathways to public health

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:29:30 +1300 | Massey University

The School of Public Health is hosting its first Public Health Symposium this Friday, - a forum for dialogue, debate and sharing of research and practice to improve public health in Aotearoa New Zealand.More >>

Yale Students Urge Auckland University to go Fossil Free

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:48:16 +1300 | University of Otago

Fossil Free Yale University have applauded the recent decision by the University of Otago Council to exclude fossil fuels from their investment portfolio. More >>

Dog food research dazzles at 3MT finals

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:04:07 +1200 | Massey University

A veterinary researcher beat 10 other finalists to win the PhD finals of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition with his research on dog protein requirements. More >>

University of Auckland launches $300m fundraising campaign

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:03:18 +1200 | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has tonight launched the most ambitious fundraising campaign in New Zealand history, aiming to raise $300m to address critical challenges facing our communitiesMore >>

'Tertiary Education and Other Matters Bill', Matters

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:31:43 +1200 | New Zealand Union of Students' Associations

The New Zealand Union of Students' Association has found favour with some of the proposed amendments to the Education Act announced today. More >>

 

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