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Innovative new project looks at Dunedin’s past, present and future
Thursday, 2 April 2015
A new ‘Global Dunedin’ initiative, run out of the University of Otago’s Centre for Research on Colonial Culture, aims to provide Dunedinites with a fresh perspective on their city’s past, present, and its future.

University announces new dental school and science buildings
Wednesday, 1 April 2015
The University of Otago Council has agreed to spend in excess of $200 million on a number of capital projects, including a new Dental School building and a major refurbishment of a Science building on its Dunedin campus.

Fight against weeds goes hi-tech: WWF-New Zealand partners with University of Otago to develop iPhone app
Monday, 30 March 2015
With weeds in New Zealand costing billions to control and often causing irreversible damage to ecosystems, the University of Otago is bringing the war on weeds into the hi-tech space with help from a Conservation Innovation $5,000 grant from the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

Major landscaping project to enhance University of Otago campus
Monday, 30 March 2015
The University of Otago is about to embark on a multi-million dollar landscaping project to give the grounds of the Dunedin campus a major facelift.

Nature Index ranking confirms Otago’s status as a leading scientific institution
Thursday, 26 March 2015
The University of Otago leads all research institutions in New Zealand in terms of articles published in 68 highly selective international science journals during 2014, according to newly published rankings by the Nature Publishing Group.

Perceived open-mindedness explains religion-based dating
Wednesday, 25 March 2015
Across a number of faiths and cultures, people tend to date and marry others who share their religious beliefs. Now, University of Otago psychology research suggests this phenomenon—known as ‘religious homogamy’—is partially a result of inferences about religious people’s personalities.

Edible gardens in New Zealand schools providing food for thought
Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Edible gardens are taking off in New Zealand primary and secondary schools, presenting important new opportunities to promote fruit and vegetable consumption, new University of Otago research has found.

Gift to enhance the future care of our most fragile babies
Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Our most vulnerable babies may in the future get an even better start to life and have fewer long-term health problems due to the kindness of The Neonatal Trust New Zealand and ICAP New Zealand.

Christchurch campus joins global study into anorexia nervosa genetics
Monday, 23 March 2015
University of Otago, Christchurch (UOC), researchers will today launch the New Zealand arm of the Anorexia Nervosa Genetics Initiative (ANGI).

Bright new hope for beating deadly hereditary stomach and breast cancers
Friday, 20 March 2015
Deadly familial stomach and lobular breast cancers could be successfully treated at their earliest stages, or even prevented, by existing drugs that have been newly identified by University of Otago cancer genetics researchers.


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