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University of Auckland property students get a taste of VR
The University of Auckland’s Business School is now using virtual reality (VR) to teach students about construction and leaky homes.
13 Aug 18
$10 million project launched to foster kiwi 3D printing startups
Multi-award winning professor Olaf Diegel will start with Auckland University’s Faculty of Engineering in early 2019.
11 Jul 18
Kiwi gamer snaps up top spot in FIFA eSports World Cup final
Harry Blackmore, an Arts and Commerce student at the University of Auckland, entered a competition alongside more than 20 million gamers.
25 Jun 18
“Cream of the crop” – NZ CIO Awards finalists named
The annual CIO Awards that celebrate excellence in NZ's IT industry is approaching in June with the finalists now officially announced.
23 May 18
Embracing risk pays off for first female winner of trading competition
University of Auckland Commerce and Law student Jillin Yan took the top spot in the 2018 CMC Markets’ University Trading Challenge.
18 May 18
Maori business leaders recognised in UoA Awards
Outstanding Māori business leaders recognised in awards by the University of Auckland.
07 May 18
The University of Auckland gets its own AR expert
One of the world’s pioneers in researching and commercialising AR will join the University of Auckland.
26 Feb 18
Nominations open for Akl Uni’s Maori Business Leaders Awards
This is an opportunity to recognise the massive contributions made by Māori business leaders – both individuals and organisations.
20 Feb 18
Data scientists wrestle with AI challenges in 2018
Analytics for 2018 foresee businesses grappling with artificial intelligence.
31 Jan 18
Are solar panels a good investment? Auckland Uni answers
We wanted to offer an educational tool that's impartial and realistic to help people work out if solar is economic for their workplaces.
13 Oct 17
Auckland Uni trading competition helps hone valuable real-world trading skills
This year’s competition was one of the most competitive and unpredictable, with eight teams all having an equal chance of winning close to the end.
11 Oct 17
University of Auckland granted $150,000 for cybersecurity project
"We will contribute to the development of a more secure and resilient New Zealand cyber-infrastructure in the future."
03 Oct 17
The University of Auckland jumps into human to computer relations research
"We are delighted to welcome Dr Nanayakkara to the University, he is an outstanding young researcher..."
26 Sep 17
University brings robots to show and tell at Fieldays
"Robots never sleep, and this makes them ideal workers. They’ll do the menial work humans should no longer be expected to do."
01 Jun 17
Blogging keeps kids learning over "summer slump"
"The summer holiday period is particularly important as evidence shows that students’ learning is adversely impacted during this time."
24 May 17
Digital university credentials enhance student mobility
"My eQuals will enhance student mobility & streamline processes for employers and others who will be able to verify the authenticity of credentials."
17 May 17
Unsupervised: Are Kiwi high schoolers safe online?
“We need to teach and model appropriate online behaviours, how to keep safe and where to get help if it’s needed."
15 Mar 17
Kiwi student bound for Amsterdam to help robots build bridges
A young University of Auckland architectural graduate is set to take on Europe to use robots to build a pedestrian bridge over a canal.
24 Feb 17
The age of pornography: Kiwi student takes a look
"This research is so vital because with increasing technological advancement, it is incredibly easy for youth to access and consume pornography."
07 Feb 17
New international collaboration with University of Auckland to lead robotics development
"Digital engineering and the human-machine interface is likely to benefit from the recent international collaboration."
12 Dec 16
Auckland Uni embraces innovative digital learning platform for student success
“We plan to use Canvas Data to see trends and patterns which will inform our learning design and delivery. This is very exciting."
29 Nov 16
Blockchain, a game-changing new technology
"Banks and credit card companies realise their role as gate keepers and middle people in financial transactions is under threat."
29 Nov 16
Uni of Auckland brings human life to AI with new Soul Machines venture
Artificial Intelligence that looks, thinks and reacts like humans is being developed right on Auckland's doorstep & may become a commercial venture.
29 Nov 16
Chinese execs to experience 'wayfinding' approach to Maori business style
“We’ll be asking, what can Chinese bring for Māori, and what can Māori bring for Chinese? How can we strengthen and learn from each other?"
18 Nov 16