Tuesday, 20 June 2017 2:12pm
An article just published in the New Zealand Science Review celebrates 30- years of science outreach at Otago. It presents the reader with an historical account of the development of community delivered outreach programmes by the University of Otago - and more specifically, those through the Division of Sciences and its contributing departments, schools and centres - a relationship that began in the 1970s. Although recognition for community service has been built into academic staff promotion processes for decades, it has only been available for non-academics since 2014 – which lends this article a point of difference given it has been co-authored by both academic and non-academic staff members.
Friday, 12 May 2017 8:28am
The Division of Sciences is extremely proud to see 48 Maori students graduate this weekend. Graduates have completed either their under- or postgraduate study covering a wide range of disciplines across the Division. See the full list of May 2017 graduates.
Monday, 3 April 2017 1:10pm
Our response to sea-level rise affecting South Dunedin should not wait until the science is settled, the University of Otago’s Centre for Sustainability says.
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 8:58pm
The four recipients of University of Otago Teaching Excellence Awards for 2017 were formally congratulated at a ceremony at the Clocktower building yesterday afternoon.
Wednesday, 8 March 2017 4:13pm
The University of Otago welcomed today’s release of the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject, in which Otago ranked among the top 50 institutions in the world in five subject areas and among the top 100 in 12.
Monday, 20 February 2017 9:00pm
Dedication and passion has paid off for four University of Otago staff, who have each received Teaching Excellence Awards from the University.
Friday, 7 October 2016 12:24pm
Promoting year-round healthy levels of outdoor activity by New Zealand children will require changing social norms about playing outside in winter, new research suggests.
Monday, 22 August 2016 12:57pm
Experimental work to improve the resilience of vulnerable sand dunes at South Dunedin’s St Kilda Beach fulfils Otago Geography Master’s student Tom Simons-Smith’s desire for his research to directly benefit people.
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 12:02pm
Two University of Otago retired Geographers Blair Fitzharris and Peter Holland discuss life after retirement.
Thursday, 17 March 2016 1:27pm
Geography’s Dr Nicolas Cullen has been awarded two grants to do a research project in Germany aimed at teasing out the key atmospheric processes controlling both glacier advance and retreat in the Southern Alps.
Monday, 7 March 2016 9:46am
Visiting academic Senior Lecturer Dr Jan Lorenz Wilhelm hopes think-tank will provide clarity on issues around the future use of Dunedin’s waterfront.
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 12:12pm
Interdisciplinary research involving University of Otago geographers and zoologists has highlighted the great biodiversity of New Zealand neighbourhoods and the opportunities they provide city-dwelling children, but it has also pinpointed hindrances they face in connecting with nature in their neighbourhood.
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 8:29am
Variable winds—even in New Zealand’s most blustery locations—make it difficult for windfarms to contribute more fully to the national grid, but now University of Otago research points the way to achieving a highly reliable supply of wind power.
Thursday, 6 November 2014 1:11pm
Three University of Otago staff members and a two postgraduate students have gained prestigious scholarships in the 2014 Rutherford Foundation Trust Awards.
Friday, 7 March 2014 12:15pm
Sarah Tapp studied Dunedin's Gigatown win for her Master of Planning degree.
Friday, 7 March 2014 10:46am
Twins Hannah and Nyssa Payne-Harker are working towards a double Master of Planning at the University of Otago.
Thursday, 16 January 2014 4:37pm
The official height of New Zealand’s tallest peak, Aoraki/Mt Cook, is set to fall by 30 metres, following new measurements by University of Otago researchers.
Wednesday, 9 October 2013 3:25pm
A University of Otago student has gained a prestigious Woolf Fisher Scholarship for University of Cambridge doctoral study into the impact that changes in water availability caused by climate change will have on people’s livelihoods.
Thursday, 13 September 2012 10:16am
The ways that school-age children experienced the after-effects of the Christchurch earthquakes have been documented in a new University of Otago study.