A group of University supporters have banded together to help fund a new scholarship that will come to have the mana and prestige usually associated with those long-established, such as the Rhodes Scholarship.
The newest recipients of the Ralph and Eve Seelye Undergraduate Scholarships were celebrated at the University of Auckland earlier this month.
Recipients and their families, Ralph and Eve Seelye Charitable Trust members and University staff honoured the legacy that Ralph and Eve Seelye left behind. Both were passionate about improving access to education, and Eve set up the trust in 2004.
Dr Andrew Jeffs will join 40 of the world’s leading scientists aboard the RV Investigator, to research the weird and wonderful creatures in one of the planet’s least studied seas, the Indian Ocean.
Andrew works at the University of Auckland’s Institute of Marine Science and School of Biological Sciences. He was awarded a Hood Fellowship, from the Hood Fund, which aims to enhance the interaction between University staff and leading international talent.
The University recently received its largest-ever legacy gift, an astounding $10.5 million. It was given by former architects Warwick and Judy Smith and will be split evenly between Engineering and Science, disciplines that the donors regarded as some of the highest examples of human achievement and rationality.
Discovering the opportunities available in biomedical engineering has been an enlightening experience for Mairi Roberts.
The third year engineering student was offered a donor-funded research project at the University of Auckland’s Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI), supervised by its Deputy Director, Professor Merryn Tawhai, who is renowned for her world-leading work on developing mathematical models of the lung.
What began as a need to feed his curiosity resulted in Hadley Wickham building a career around a data programme named R.
The programme was created at the University of Auckland by Ross Ihaka and Robert Gentleman, and became an integral part of Hadley’s life.
Paradigm-shifting research into Parkinson’s Disease is being conducted at the University’s Centre for Brain Research, with funding provided by the Neuro Research Charitable Trust.View more
What’s it like to have big dreams and a strong desire to achieve only to realise that you and your family can’t afford for you to get the education that you need to fulfil those dreams?View more
Two scholarships at different ends of the tertiary education spectrum are funded by Raewyn Dalziel, Emeritus Professor of History and former Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at the University of Auckland, to enable students to pursue study in humanities and social sciences.View more
Heartfelt letters of thanks from students are showing the powerful impact that support from the Kate Edger Educational Charitable Trust is making, often at times of financial and emotional need.View more