University of Auckland

The University of Auckland (Māori: Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau) is a university located in Auckland, New Zealand. It is the largest university in the country and the highest ranked in the 2011 QS World University Rankings, having been ranked 82nd worldwide. Established in 1883 as a constituent college of the University of New Zealand, the university is made up of eight faculties over six campuses, and has more than 39,000 students at April 2010. Over 1,300 doctoral candidates were enrolled at the University of Auckland in 2007. It also provides the most conjoint combinations in New Zealand, with over 50 combinations. Conjoint programs allow students to achieve multiple degrees in a shortened period of time. The University of Auckland began as a constituent of the University of New Zealand, founded on 23 May 1883 as Auckland University College. Stewardship of the University during its establishment period was the responsibility of John Chapman Andrew (Vice Chancellor of the University of New Zealand 1885–1903).

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New insight into protecting newborns with low blood sugars

Newborns at risk of brain damage from low blood sugar levels are increasingly safe, as research at the University of Auckland's Liggins Institute continues to break new ground, with two papers published in the same edition ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What an omicron outbreak might look like in NZ

Modeling just released by COVID-19 Modeling Aotearoa suggests that the current omicron outbreak will be large and put significant strain on hospitals in Aotearoa New Zealand over the coming months.


'Bionic' pacemaker reverses heart failure

A revolutionary pacemaker that re-establishes the heart's naturally irregular beat is set to be trialled in New Zealand heart patients this year, following successful animal trials. "Currently, all pacemakers pace the heart ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Drinking water nitrate risks for babies assessed

There's no conclusive evidence that nitrate in drinking water causes adverse birth outcomes such as preterm birth or birth defects, according to a review for the government by the Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland.


Needle-free glucose monitoring a step closer for diabetics

A needle-free technology that would allow people with diabetes to measure blood sugar levels without having to stick a needle into their fingertips, has been bought closer to reality by researchers at the Auckland Bioengineering ...


Genetic trigger for type-1 diabetes may be in lung

New research suggests lung infections could trigger the onset of type-1 diabetes, the auto-immune condition that leaves a person unable to produce enough insulin to keep their blood sugar in a normal range. Hunting for patterns ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Knot and tuck' masks for better COVID protection

Experts are calling on the Ministry of Health to improve its mask wearing guidelines to ensure New Zealanders are protected in the wake of highly transmissible variants of COVID-19.

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