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The Otago Post: issue 25

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Postgrads valued at Dodd-Walls Centre

PhD and MSc students are a key element of research groups within the Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies says Director, Professor David Hutchinson.

 

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Bioethics/Law double essay prize win

Dr Brent Hyslop has delighted Otago’s Bioethics Centre and the Faculty of Law by winning two highly regarded essay prizes; both entries written while studying for his Postgraduate Diploma in Bioethics and Health Law.

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Lucy Leg 'disruption' wins Wings of Excellence

Roberta (Robbie) Francis’s “exceptional” essay about the disruption of disability won the Otago PhD candidate a place at the prestigious 47th St Gallen Symposium, Switzerland, last May and a ‘Wings of Excellence’ award.

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Explosive whale watching realities communicated

“Courageous, innovative research environment with inspirational people and ‘visionaries’”; ask Tourism PhD candidate Wiebke Finkler her opinion of Otago, and that’s her unrestrained reply.

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Distance aviation medicine class 'very close'

Dr Benjapol Engkaninan’s childhood dream for an aerospace-related career was reignited when he began working with three aviation physicians in Thailand, inspiring him to enroll at Otago in the world’s leading distance course in aviation medicine.

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Sustainable plastic wizardry

In the past it was called magic, but when Otago PhD student Hannah Davidson says she’s looking to make plastics out of carbon dioxide from the air, she’s talking real-world chemistry.

 

In brief

Otago PhD completion rates highly

Otago has some of the best PhD completion rates in the world and its students are submitting in an “extremely fast” median time of…

Honours students score high-ranking publication

It’s unusual to see Honours students co-authoring papers published in high-ranking academic journals, but five taking…

New IT grad school meets urgent need

SIGNAL - is the new ICT Grad School for the South Island. With studios in Dunedin and Christchurch, SIGNAL offers a host of…

Future academics offered teaching skills

Otago’s Division of Humanities is running an innovative programme to help doctoral candidates hone the teaching skills…