Global partnerships brewing at bioengineering institute

Supplied Content (Edited) –  The Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) of the University of Auckland hopes to develop new international strategic partnerships and investor opportunities for medical technology (medtech). The Institute’s Strategic Partnership Specialist Dr Diana Siew said that she would focus on promoting ‘Medtech Core’ and ‘Consortium for Medical Device Technologies’ (CMDT), the latter founded by her with ABI Director…

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Does breastfeeding prevent breast cancer?

A researcher calls for intensive study for better care Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz The high rate of obesity and increasing incidence of breast cancer are issues of concern in New Zealand and hence need more research and study. While breastfeeding can control obesity in children in their formative and later years, it can also protect women from contracting breast cancer.…

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Flesh is willing but solitude strikes the elderly

Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz Age does not always diminish the sexual desire but the society thinks otherwise and people in aged care facilities are left uncared in this aspect, sociologists say. On the other hand, management and staff at these facilities often do not know how to manage the elderly under their care, the sociologists add. Massey University have completed…

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New Primary School at Flat Bush coming up

Staff Reporter  Minister also announces new schools in Tauranga and Canterbury The fast-growing East Auckland suburb of Flat Bush will soon have a new Primary School catering to Years 1-6 students, Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced. The ‘Flat Bush South East School’ will be a part of the Public Private Partnership Schools. Ms Parata said that Flat Bush has…

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Owen donates $2.6 million to Business School

Staff Reporter  info@indiannewslink.co.nz Billionaire Owen Glenn has donated $2.6 million to the University of Auckland Business School to fund several initiatives. The School’s Dean, Professor Jayne Godfrey said that the gift will support innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives at the School and across the University, including a new Innovation Hub. “Sir Owen is a long-time benefactor to the Business School, and…

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Reality challenges employment of Disabled

Danielle van Dalen  Unemployment is costly. It costs the unemployed person and it costs society. For people with disabilities, this cost of unemployment is a reality of life. There are too many barriers to employment, resulting in higher dependence on family support and government support. A recent report commissioned by Access Alliance, a group of key Disabled Persons Organisations, has…

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Unaffordability pushes NZ down in Student Ranking

Montreal replaces Paris as World’s best student city Supplied Content –  Montreal has ended Paris’s five-year run as the world’s best student city, according to global higher education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds. The fifth edition of its ‘QS Best Student Cities ranking’ enumerates the world’s top 100 urban student destinations. This year’s ranking features a ‘Student View’ indicator for the…

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‘Cultural Connections’ looks at better migrant engagement

Eric Chuah –  A new social enterprise specialising in researching on issues relating to migrants is inviting migrants to enlist on its research panels and enable them to progress in their professions and entrepreneurial efforts. Called, ‘Cultural Connections,’ the initiative is New Zealand’s first social enterprise. About 25% of the population of New Zealand were born overseas. There are numerous…

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