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University of Otago honours research leader
Professor Lisa Matisoo-Smith, an internationally renowned biological anthropologist, is the latest recipient of the Distinguished Research Medal, the University of Otago’s highest distinction.


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Check out Carrington College and meet the Warden

Living in a residential college is an important part of the University experience for many students leaving home for the first time.


Profound impact of Otago research into WWII Pacific babies

One of the most heartrending Marsden-funded research projects in recent years at the University is the subject of a new book.


Science in te reo

Experiments that extract DNA from saliva and use disclosing tablets to look at plaque on teeth are being taught in te reo Māori - school pupils gain NZQA credits while the University of Otago, Wellington staff gain an appreciation of how science can be taught with te reo.



Sunny, two or three-bedroom house, Mornington

Recently renovated with new kitchen and appliances, bathroom and laundry, new carpet throughout, new paint inside and out, and new heat pump in main living-lounge.

Spacious studio apartment, with a loft, in the city

Fully-furnished studio apartment with an open-plan kitchen, big bathroom, a loft, and high ceilin.

Renovated country cottage in Seacliff

Truly lovely, renovated two-bedroom country cottage in sought after Seacliff.



Review of the Department of Human Nutrition (including the Dietetics Programme) 29–31 August

As part of the University’s quality assurance programme a panel has been convened to review, evaluate and report to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) on matters pertaining to the Department of Human Nutrition.


Ali Clarke's Blog: University of Otago 1869-2019 ~ writing a history

Otago 150 years

The Nobel connection

At first glance, the Otago physiology department’s one-page annual report for 1951 appears somewhat mundane. It listed student numbers, staff …

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Hocken snaps: North Dunedin

North Dunedin, with Lake Logan, before the first addition to the right of the University's main building (1912).


Giving it Back: Dog Squad volunteers raise smiles

Arana College Assistant Warden Kirsten Eichstaedt’s is the second person to feature in the Bulletin Board’s new volunteer series, dedicated to staff who share their skills and time with the community.