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New study describes what helps and hinders Māori university success
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Māori university graduates describe whānau (family) support as the top factor that helped them to complete their qualifications, while family responsibilities and commitments made completion of their studies more difficult, according to research from the University of Otago’s National Centre for Lifecourse Research (NCLR).

Dunedin Study wins top science prize as new assessment phase begins
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Picking up New Zealand’s most valuable science prize is a “watershed moment” for the researchers of a 45-year-old University of Otago-led study which has changed and saved lives around the world.

Evidence supports nationwide roll-out of home safety measures
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
New evidence from the University of Otago, Wellington shows that government social investment in safer housing would be justified to prevent falls.

New national School of Rural Health proposed
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
The creation of a new national School of Rural Health (SRH) is being investigated by New Zealand’s two medical schools at the University of Otago and The University of Auckland, in association with the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network (NZRGPN) in a joint initiative which has the potential to begin to address the country’s chronic shortage of rural health professionals.

Researchers developing next-generation sanitisers to control bovine mastitis in the dairy industry
Friday, 17 March 2017
Researchers from the Universities of Otago and Auckland have teamed up with a leading New Zealand animal health innovator, Deosan, to develop new sanitisers for mastitis management. The development and implementation of new sanitisers will continue to enhance New Zealand’s position as a global leader in milk quality by improving performance in mastitis prevention and guard against the emergence of antimicrobial resistance.

Major science event presents latest research on our “Diabesity” epidemic
Friday, 17 March 2017
Getting teenagers more active and how our gut hormones impact on obesity are just two of a wide range of topics being discussed at a major gathering of top national and international researchers at Auckland City Hospital today.

Photographs from glass slides on display at Hocken
Thursday, 16 March 2017
The Hocken’s new exhibition, The Glass Archive, a major exhibition by Wayne Barrar, starts this Saturday.

Otago’s flagship research centres confirmed
Wednesday, 15 March 2017
The University of Otago has reconfigured the line-up of its flagship research centres after a rigorous evaluation process.

Otago key partner in Asia-Pacific ties-strengthening initiatives
Thursday, 9 March 2017
The University of Otago is a key partner in three inaugural Centres of Asia-Pacific Excellence (CAPE) announced today by Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith.

Major support for Otago health research provided through latest lottery grants
Thursday, 9 March 2017
University of Otago researchers have gained more than $2.6m in funding from the Lottery Grants Board to support studies aimed at improving the health status of New Zealanders.


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