University of Auckland research in environment, health, agriculture and electricity technology received close to $14 million in funding from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, announced on the 3rd of September.
The projects include preparing New Zealand for a growing number of electric cars, a drone device to analyse farm pasture and a major new initiative on family violence prevention. Other projects include reducing methane emissions from livestock, developing sustainable fish aquaculture foods from seaweed, developing new targets for antimicrobials and increasing production in the dairy goat industry.
University of Auckland Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Distinguished Professor Jane Harding says:
“We are delighted with the funding of the new science research programmes announced today which reflect the quality and depth of the research at the University."
“The research, supported by the fund, will deliver benefits to New Zealand and will play a vital role in building a healthier and economically stronger nation.”