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Otago science outreach projects to help ‘unlock curious minds’
Thursday, 28 May 2015
The University of Otago will lead three new and innovative projects aimed at engaging New Zealanders, and young people in particular, to learn more about science and technology.

Interconnecting distant NZ windfarms could be boon for grid
Wednesday, 27 May 2015
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.

Otago health researchers supported by lottery grants
Monday, 25 May 2015
University of Otago researchers have gained nearly $2.2M in funding from the Lottery Grants Board to support studies aimed at improving the health status of New Zealanders.

Input sought on draft new University of Otago constitution
Friday, 22 May 2015
The University of Otago is seeking public and stakeholder input on its proposed new University of Otago Constitution with submissions open until June 20.

National brain research initiative launched
Friday, 22 May 2015
A new national brain research initiative intended to help New Zealanders to age well with a healthy brain was launched simultaneously in Auckland and Dunedin this morning.

Christchurch doctor finds much-needed answers for people affected in growing kidney disease and diabetes epidemic
Friday, 22 May 2015
The first definitive summary of the best and safest treatments for kidney disease and diabetes patients has been compiled by Christchurch doctor and researcher Associate Professor Suetonia Palmer.

Legal issues at stake in Lecretia Seales’ court case probed
Friday, 22 May 2015
There is a very strong case that existing New Zealand law does not preclude a doctor providing a mentally competent, terminally ill patient with the means to achieve a peaceful death, according to a University of Otago law professor and a US lawyer well known for advocacy for such patients.

Uncovering the past from an international stage
Thursday, 21 May 2015
University of Otago Master’s student Helen Alderson has won a prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship to undertake her PhD in Archaeology in England.

NZ ancestry study to sample DNA of ex-pats in London
Thursday, 21 May 2015
A University of Otago biological anthropologist will head to London in June to collect 200 DNA samples from ex-pats to complete sampling for study of the genetic origins of New Zealanders.

Otago appoints first Professor of Earthquake Science
Wednesday, 20 May 2015
A leading New Zealand seismologist has been appointed as the University of Otago’s inaugural Professor of Earthquake Science.


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