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Halving the University of Otago’s greenhouse gas emissions

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 11:12am

The University of Otago is living its commitment to being a good global citizen by sparking a change that will halve the greenhouse gas emissions created by its energy use, while simultaneously reducing its total carbon footprint by a third.

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Summer Scholarships available

Monday, 25 September 2017 2:29pm

If you are planning on returning to Otago University next year and would like to carry out an interesting research project over the summer break one of our summer scholarships might appeal to you. Both will be based at our Centre and would run for the standard 10-week period.

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PhD Scholarship available - QuakeCoRE project

Saturday, 23 September 2017 11:55am

The Centre is calling for applications for a 3 year doctoral scholarship commencing early 2018.
It will contribute to the QuakeCoRE programme (Flagship 3 – Addressing earthquake-vulnerable buildings – a multi-disciplinary approach). This three-year project will focus on learning lessons from both domestic and international cordoning experiences to inform the planning and implementation of cordons in urban New Zealand.
Applications for the scholarship close October 20th 2017. More information and full application details available

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Centre director joins Science Leadership Team for Sustainable Seas

Monday, 18 September 2017 10:22am

Centre for Sustainability Director Janet Stephenson will be joining the Science Leadership Team (SLT) for the Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge.

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Election cycle not helping transport sustainability

Thursday, 14 September 2017 2:32pm

Keeping New Zealanders on the move in an increasingly sustainable way is being hamstrung by our three-year election cycle and policy U-turns.

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Oamaru heritage tourism project

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 3:04pm

The Oamaru Heritage Precinct Project, being carried out by Centre for Sustainability acting director Dr Caroline Orchiston and research assistant Will Stovall, made news in the Oamaru Mail last week

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Flagship Research Centres Launched

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 2:39pm

The University formally launched its reconfigured line-up of 12 flagship research centres recently at the Otago Museum. The Centre for Sustainability was represented by Deputy Director, Dr Caroline Orchiston who presented a short overview of the centre's research alongside the other 11 flagship centres.

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World watching how NZ handles its envied renewable power

Friday, 11 August 2017 12:00pm

New Zealand’s high levels of renewable electricity may be the envy of the world but some thorny issues still need addressing.