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Photographing History for the Future

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 3:05 pm | University of Otago

The history of Dunedin’s future will be captured forever by an enthusiastic group of young photographers this Friday. More >>

Walks after meals may prove important in managing diabetes

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 9:36 am | University of Otago

New University of Otago research suggests that people managing type 2 diabetes should walk after meals to gain the greatest blood sugar-lowering benefits. More >>

Otago tops national educational performance measures

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 1:11 pm | University of Otago

The University of Otago has topped all but one of the key indicators released today measuring educational performance of students at New Zealand’s universities. More >>

University of Otago & Ngāti Toa Rangatira renew partnership

Monday, 17 October 2016, 5:03 pm | University of Otago

The University of Otago this week renewed an important Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira. The MoU was signed at a ceremony at the University of Otago Wellington by Te Taku Parai, chair of Te Rūnanga, Sir Matiu Rei, Te Rūnanga ... More >>

MoU signing for University of Otago and Ngāti Toa

Monday, 17 October 2016, 10:25 am | University of Otago

The University of Otago will renew an important Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Te Runanga o Toa Rangatira on Monday this week. More >>

Vitamins A and C help erase “memory” in stem cells

Friday, 14 October 2016, 12:13 pm | University of Otago

Vitamins A and C can enhance success in the challenging process of converting adult cells into stem cells, an international study co-led by a University of Otago researcher has found. More >>

New study reveals how scientists use social media

Thursday, 13 October 2016, 12:07 pm | University of Otago

A new study published in the international journal PLOS One today reveals how scientists use Twitter to communicate. More >>

University selects next College of Education Dean

Wednesday, 12 October 2016, 3:23 pm | University of Otago

The University of Otago has selected a top educational leadership researcher, Associate Professor Ross Notman, as the next Dean of its College of Education. More >>

Otago researchers probe HPV’s manipulation of immune system

Friday, 7 October 2016, 12:54 pm | University of Otago

University of Otago researchers have gained fresh insights into how one of the main viruses that cause cervical cancer evades its hosts’ immune systems. More >>

New Otago genetics course launches 2017

Monday, 3 October 2016, 12:49 pm | University of Otago

The University of Otago’s new postgraduate programme, the Master of Applied Science in Quantitative Genetics, is set to directly benefit New Zealand’s primary industries, biomedical research, conservation and biosecurity interests. More >>

New research on decline of the flightless Kākāpō

Monday, 3 October 2016, 9:55 am | University of Otago

New research from the University of Otago helps explain the recent history of one of New Zealand’s most iconic parrot species and the role humans played in their decline. More >>

University announces next Sciences Pro-Vice-Chancellor

Friday, 30 September 2016, 12:26 pm | University of Otago

The University of Otago has selected Professor Richard Barker as the next Pro-Vice-Chancellor of its Division of Sciences. Professor Barker holds the Chair in Statistics in the Division’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics. He will take up the role for ... More >>

Yale Students Urge Auckland University to go Fossil Free

Monday, 26 September 2016, 10:48 am | University of Otago

Fossil Free Yale University have applauded the recent decision by the University of Otago Council to exclude fossil fuels from their investment portfolio. More >>

Volkswagen scandal “game changer” for financial markets

Friday, 23 September 2016, 1:10 pm | University of Otago

The Volkswagen diesel emission cheating scandal has become one of the most significant business stories in decades, so powerful and sustained that it fundamentally changed the way the financial markets operate, according to a new study by Professor David ... More >>

Disparities in insulin pump use by New Zealanders

Friday, 23 September 2016, 11:00 am | University of Otago

There are significant demographic and regional disparities in the use of insulin pumps in New Zealand, according to new University of Otago research. More >>

Study reveals joint replacement surgery inequities

Friday, 23 September 2016, 9:47 am | University of Otago

The provision of publicly-funded hip and knee total joint replacement (TJR) procedures varies between District Health Boards (DHBs) and national rates have not increased since 2007, new University of Otago research has found. More >>

Positive Academic Audit for the University of Otago

Tuesday, 20 September 2016, 1:08 pm | University of Otago

An Academic Audit undertaken by the University of Otago this year has validated the importance it places on promoting student engagement with their study and learning, the residential college experience, and the pursuit of teaching excellence. More >>

Pigeons have quite a way with words: Otago research

Monday, 19 September 2016, 11:48 am | University of Otago

Pigeons can learn to distinguish real words from non-words by visually processing their letter combinations, surprising new research from the University of Otago in New Zealand and Ruhr University in Germany shows. More >>

BLITZ study: A youth vision for Porirua City

Monday, 19 September 2016, 11:31 am | University of Otago

A new study from the University of Otago, Wellington, with a unique angle and focus in Porirua city has found that better facilities and affordable activities for youth are urgently needed to achieve social sector change. The BLITZ study, which was part ... More >>

Call for stronger regulation of roll-your-own tobacco

Monday, 19 September 2016, 10:09 am | University of Otago

Smokefree researchers at the University of Otago are calling on policy makers to develop stronger regulation of roll-your-own (RYO) tobacco. More >>



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