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Māori Enterprise thriving at Otago Polytechnic and Otago’s School of Business
Friday, 19 December 2014
The University of Otago and the Otago Polytechnic are collaborating with the IP Commercialisation Company and Te Puni Kōkiri on an innovative student enterprise programme, He Kākano, which has been run for a second year over November and December, 2014.

Fuel poverty research supported by postgraduate scholarship
Thursday, 18 December 2014
University of Otago Marketing PhD student Fatima McKague has been awarded the Todd Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship in Energy Research to investigate fuel poverty in New Zealand.

Grant awarded for novel approach to preventing biofilm-based infections
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
A University of Otago biochemist has been awarded a $50,000 grant to develop enzymes that prevent infection-causing biofilms from growing on catheters and other medical devices.

New Zealand’s WWI veterans had persisting higher risk of early death – study
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
New research on the impact of the First World War on participating New Zealand soldiers shows they typically lost around eight years of life and had an increased risk of early death in the post-war period.

Otago researchers join new global Urban Health and Wellbeing Programme
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
New Zealand researchers are adding their expertise in housing and health to a newly launched global consortium of science and health organisations known as the Urban Health and Wellbeing Programme.

Dental plaque reveals key plant in prehistoric Easter Island diet
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
A University of Otago PhD student analysing dental calculus (hardened plaque) from ancient teeth is helping resolve the question of what plant foods Easter Islanders relied on before European contact.

Neurological Foundation awards grants to Otago scientists
Thursday, 11 December 2014
Three University of Otago scientists and a PhD graduate have been awarded a total of $471,944 to support their brain research in the Neurological Foundation’s December funding round announced today.

Graeme Marsh to become Otago’s first Honorary Doctor of Commerce
Thursday, 11 December 2014
The University of Otago will confer its inaugural Honorary Doctor of Commerce degree on retired Dunedin business leader and philanthropist Graeme Marsh this weekend.

Otago report raises concerns over NZ’s trend towards ‘Preventive Justice’
Tuesday, 9 December 2014
A new report by University of Otago researchers on the role of preventive detention in New Zealand raises serious concerns about a new law permitting ongoing and indefinite detention of certain offenders after they have completed their sentence.

Otago researcher wins Emerging Scientist Prize for brain cell findings
Tuesday, 2 December 2014
University of Otago physiology researcher Dr Karl Iremonger has won the 2014 Prime Minister’s MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize in recognition of his discovery of a new brain cell structure and communication system.

 

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