News

6 March 2014
New Elam International Artist in Residence
Critically acclaimed Dutch artist Gabriel Lester has been named as the next Elam International Artist in Residence at the University of Auckland.

15 November 2013
Leukaemia Research
One of the world's foremost human geneticists and leukaemia researchers, Professor Stefan Bohlander, is the inaugural holder of the new Marijana Kumerich Chair in Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.

26 September 2013
Neurosurgery campaign launched
Two Dames, seven Knights and two All Black Knights, University of Auckland Chamber Choir chorales and many exciting gift announcements were all part of a gala cocktail evening on 17 September to launch a campaign for an inaugural Chair in Neurosurgery.

12 September 2013
Funding Fellowships
The Aotearoa Foundation has pledged more than $2 million support for postdoctoral research fellowships in both neurology and bioengineering at The University of Auckland.

26 August 2013
Funding Fellowships
The Aotearoa Foundation has pledged more than $2 million support for postdoctoral research fellowships in both neurology and bioengineering at The University of Auckland.

9 August 2013
Hood Fellow presents 3D printing “revolution”
Visiting Hood Fellow Professor Gideon Levy spoke to a packed lecture theatre at the University last week about the worldwide revolution in 3D printing.

22 July 2013
Enhancing car safety for infants
New research funded by CureKids and the Auckland Medical Research Foundation has highlighted the importance of not leaving infants to sleep in their car safety seat.

4 July 2013
Celebrating support that changes lives
Guest speakers and musicians Professor Uwe Grodd and Christine Kim enchanted guests at the "Celebration of Giving" event on 19 June, both with their flute performances and the tale that each recounted about the small but significant sums that set them on their pathway to career success.

4 July 2013
Donating for cancer
Fletcher Construction has donated $35,000 to match the efforts of a team of University staff who are cycling in New Zealand's inaugural Ride to Conquer Cancer challenge.

31 May 2013
London Campaign Reception
The University of Auckland held a special reception in London on 15 May for UK-based friends and supporters to celebrate the success of our “Leading the Way” fundraising campaign.

5 October 2012
University raises over $200 million
The University of Auckland has raised $202.9 million as a result of one of New Zealand’s most ambitious and successful philanthropic fundraising campaigns.

2 July 2012
Celebrating giving – the impact of philanthropy
"What does your generosity mean?" Guest speaker Professor Charles McGhee posed this question to the audience gathered at a celebration of giving event at University House on 20 June. Listening to the stories of Professor McGee and PhD researcher Stacey D'Mello, it undoubtedly means a great deal.

2 July 2012
Celebration of Giving - audio
Listen to the presentations from the two guest speakers at our Celebration of Giving event.

21 May 2012
Law School Celebration
The Law School celebration held in the Alumni Marquee on 4 May was very well received by 400 alumni, friends, faculty and students.

11 May 2012
Auckland Law School – A Celebration: photo gallery
View a selection of photos from the Law School Celebration event.

5 April 2012
Campaign total now $189.9 million
We are now in the final year of our Leading the Way Campaign and having achieved $189.9m, well beyond our initial target of $100m, it is timely to reflect on some of what we have learnt over the past six years.

27 March 2012
Two gifts in one week from the Freemasons
The Freemasons Charity and Freemasons Roskill Foundation overwhelmed the University when they announced two gifts in one week: a three-year pledge totalling $247,813 towards a post-doctoral fellowship at the Centre for Brain Research (CBR) and a pledge of $100,000 for a PhD fellowship focusing on macular degeneration within the Department of Ophthalmology.

26 March 2012
First in Family
The inaugural 'First in Family' scholarship has been awarded this year thanks to the exceptional generosity and foresight of New York based alumnus Grant Biggar.

10 March 2012
Chapman Tripp supports New Zealand’s first Chair in Corporate and Commercial Law
The national law firm, Chapman Tripp, is truly 'leading the way' with their commitment to establishing the country's first Chair in Corporate and Commercial law at the Auckland Law School.

8 March 2012
Remarkable boost to Marine Science research
Marine Science research has been given a remarkable boost with a gift of $210,000 for PHD scholarships from respected international business woman and philanthropist, Dr Beate Schuler.

12 December 2011
Legacy Society plaque unveiled at Leigh luncheon
Professor John Montgomery unveiled the Legacy Grove commemoration plaque at this year's Legacy Society luncheon at the South Pacific Centre for Marine Science at Leigh.

1 December 2011
Scholarship boost for geothermal study
Geothermal energy has been given a boost with 25 new scholarships available next year for international postgraduate students to study the subject at The University of Auckland.

1 November 2011
New history prize
The Judith Binney - Te Tomairangi o Te Aroha Prize will honour the work of the late Professor Dame Judith Binney. Initiated by Department of History colleagues, friends, students, and alumni, the prize will encourage and reward student achievement in, and commitment to, New Zealand history.

5 August 2011

First law firm funding for chair
Leading law firm Chapman Tripp has pledged substantial funding over a five year period to support the establishment of the Chapman Tripp Chair in Corporate and Commercial Law at The University of Auckland's Faculty of Law.

29 July 2011
Leigh Marine opening
Donors and staff gathered at the Marine Science Laboratory at Leigh to celebrate the opening of the redeveloped campus and the Edith Winstone Blackwell Centre.

25 July 2011
Major gift to wine science
Kim Goldwater and his wife Jeanette have made a unique $4 million gift to the University as part of a development that will see their iconic vineyard and winemaking operation become a new centre for the University’s Wine Science programme.

26 July 2011
Launch of the Erica Pabst scholarship
A scholarship named in memory of educator Sister Erica Pabst was launched at Baradene College in July.

27 June 2011
Generosity boosts leukaemia and lymphoma research
Research into leukaemia and lymphoma has received an enormous boost, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor who has pledged $5.5 million in the hope of making a difference in the lives of others.

8 February 2011
New scholarship builds relations with UC Davis
A new scholarship has just been established, funded by The George Mason Charitable Trust.

22 December 2010
Million dollar donation for New Zealand’s first Biobank for brain research
A generous gift from the Hugh Green Charitable Trust will fund the vital development and operational expenses of the country's first Biobank, which will house human cells and tissues from patients with brain disorders for expanded lab-based research into brain disease. While there are cancer tissue banks, this will be the first brain-oriented Biobank in the country.

4 November 2010

University donors give $120 million for research and learning
Philanthropic support totalling $120 million has been given for research and learning at The University of Auckland since 2006, the Vice-Chancellor Professor Stuart McCutcheon announced at a recent dinner celebrating giving to the University.


26 June 2010

$1.8 million gift benefits research centres
The University of Auckland has been gifted $1.8 million by the Aotearoa Foundation to support postdoctoral fellowships at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute and the Centre for Brain Research.


28 September 2009

Participation counts - the Annual Alumni Appeal helps us do together what we cannot do alone
At the start of September, alumni received an annual appeal to support students and significant initiatives in each of the University's nine faculties and schools.

20 March 2009

To explore the mysteries of the deep
The spirit of an extraordinary woman is behind a major gift to further research in marine science and to encourage love and respect for the sea.

20 November 2008
University's Leading the Way Campaign launched