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).
Survey shows biosecurity should be taught in school
A survey of school children has found they lack knowledge about unwanted plants and pests and the effects they could have on our environment.
Study shows teacher expectations match student success
A study of over 4000 students has revealed their success was influenced by the expectations of the people teaching them.
Studies in laser physics help understand rogue waves
(Phys.org) —University of Auckland physicist Dr Miro Erkintalo is part of an international team investigating how lasers and optical fibres can be used to understand freakishly large waves on the ocean.
Would you vote for that face?
Why do people vote the way they do? We think we're voting on policy and values but how much are we influenced by simple things like a candidate's appearance?
Size doesn't matter if you're a sex sneak
Research into the mating behaviour of one of New Zealand's most unusual insects shows it doesn't always pay to be brave – sneaking sex can be just as effective.
Rats no longer rule
The University of Auckland is holding a celebration to mark 50 years since the first confirmed island rodent eradication in 1964, an effort that helped inspire a whole new generation of scientists and conservationists.
Best wine-making yeast has clever trick to ensure survival
Wine-making yeast produces nice smells to attract the highest number of fruit flies which in turn helps it disperse over the widest area of a vineyard, according to research from the University of Auckland.
Fish experience heart failure as water temperature rises
Fish may experience heart failure as ocean temperatures rise due to climate change, according to new research from the University of Auckland.
Educating disadvantaged children and the dangers of charter schools
The similarities in educating disadvantaged children in New Zealand and Chile and the dangers of charter schools are the subjects of a public lecture at the University of Auckland this month.
Genetic markers provide unprecedented primate link in human evolution
(Phys.org) —Genetics provides stunning new answers to the question of human evolution, according to Auckland cancer researcher, Dr Graeme Finlay.
Study warns power cuts will be more common in the future
(Phys.org) —Demands of high-powered electrical appliances, a growing world population and inadequate investment in the power sector will create more frequent power blackouts according to academic research.
Rangitoto's buried past may reveal future eruption risk
University of Auckland scientists are drilling deep into Rangitoto Island to investigate the volcano's active past and provide a better understanding of the future risk to Auckland from eruptions.
Cycling infrastructure more economic than for other transport
Cycling investment has long term health benefits for Auckland, according to a recent study.
Reading innovation may help young readers
School students may be the next group of readers to benefit from the latest innovation in reading –sound tracks incorporated into e-books.
Robot's face determines user comfort
A recent University of Auckland study has revealed a preference for humanlike features on a robot's display screen.