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University of Otago announces academic promotions
Friday, 15 December 2017
The University of Otago will this year promote 23 academics to the position of Professor across its Dunedin, Christchurch, and Wellington campuses.

More than 15,000 frail elderly New Zealanders are lonely
Thursday, 14 December 2017
More than 15,000 frail elderly identified as being lonely according to a world-first study of 72,000 older New Zealanders. That equates to one in five older people.

Sex advice and Siri? To Google or not to Google? These are the questions
Thursday, 14 December 2017
In an article published today in the Christmas issue of the British Medical Journal, New Zealand researchers found that Google laptop searches performed better at finding online sexual health advice than the digital assistants on smartphones.

Otago offering free water survival skills programme
Wednesday, 13 December 2017
In a bid to curb New Zealand’s horrific drowning rates, a University of Otago researcher is aiming to fill the gap in children’s open water survival skills.

How do firearms, floods and flu impact public health?
Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Firearms and public health, impacts of New Zealand’s most common natural hazard - flooding, and lessons from the 1918 flu pandemic are just some of the courses and seminar talks being offered by the University of Otago, Wellington’s Public Health Summer School.

Honorary Doctorate for New Zealand businessman
Wednesday, 13 December 2017
The University of Otago will this week confer an Honorary Doctor of Commerce degree on internationally renowned businessman and philanthropist Graeme Hart.

New research shows retail crime increasing and more violent 
Thursday, 7 December 2017
A new study by Retail NZ and the University of Otago shows retail crime costs about $1.1 billion a year, and retailers are facing increasingly organised and violent criminals.

No hat, no play? Not always: Otago research
Thursday, 7 December 2017
Many children may not be sun-safe during school lunch breaks, research from the University of Otago, Wellington, reveals.

Eclectic mix of donations warmly welcomed by Hocken
Thursday, 7 December 2017
From Cadbury packaging and Dunedin music posters, to family histories and historic maps, the Hocken Collections continues to benefit from public generosity with a fantastic amount of donations received over the past year.

Otago University breakthrough in the war on sugar
Thursday, 7 December 2017
Distinguishing naturally occurring sugars in a person’s diet from those added as sweetener has been challenging – until now, thanks to a new method developed by the University of Otago.


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