Monday, 27 March 2017 11:30am
Rugby players with weaker necks or uneven neck strength appear more vulnerable to severe impacts that may cause concussion.
Wednesday, 22 March 2017 1:25pm
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).
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 10:16am
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.
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 2:12pm
National Centre for Lifecourse Research (NCLR) partner, the Dunedin Study, wins New Zealand's top science prize.
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 9:40am
The Otago Museum is hosting the 2017 New Zealand Antarctic Science Conference in associated with the Polar Environments Research Theme. The conference will focus on how to detect, pre-empt and attribute changes, to quantify and predict the rate and magnitude of changes to the ocean, cryosphere, biosphere and atmosphere. For more information visit: https://antarctic2017.org
Friday, 17 March 2017 9:32am
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.
Friday, 17 March 2017 2:06pm
The Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) Inorganic Chemistry Division has announced Professor Sally Brooker as the winner of the 28th Burrows Award from an outstanding field of applicants.
Wednesday, 8 March 2017 2:37pm
University of Otago physicists have found a way to control individual atoms, making them appear wherever they want them to.
Wednesday, 8 March 2017 3:13pm
Professor Richard Barker was welcomed to his new role of Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences) during the Sciences Pacific Island Welcome Ceremony yesterday.
Monday, 6 March 2017 11:24am
School of Surveying staff member Dr Mick Strack and 2016 Honours student Callum Johns win Division of Sciences Awards.
Saturday, 4 March 2017 9:27am
Professor Indrawati Oey explains an excellent example of collaboration amongst a broad range of sciences and engaging the community through Enterprise Dunedin.
Friday, 3 March 2017 3:49pm
Recipient of 2017 Oceania Dairy Scholarship enrolled in new BASc degree at Otago
Friday, 3 March 2017 11:44am
Trial By Fire is a team of young volcanologists, that includes Ian Schipper (Otago Geology PhD graduate), planning to measure the entire flux of gases emitted by volcanoes along the Nazca subduction zone. They are currently working on active volcanoes of Ecuador (Trial By Fire 1.5: Ecuador).
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 11:42am
The Marine Science Aquavan was unveiled yesterday, aptly, on the first day of both ‘Seaweek’ and the Marine Science annual postgraduate orientation week.
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 11:03am
The Symposium was held in Queenstown, NZ between 20th - 22nd February, 2017. The event was hosted by the University of Otago and sponsored by the New Zealand Institute of Food Science Technologies (NZIFST), Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (M.B.I.E ) and the Agricultural and Marketing Research and Development Trust (AGMARDT). 51 partipants in the
Friday, 24 February 2017 12:28pm
New Zealand risks losing its unique alpine lakes unless it stops making the same mistakes as North America and Europe, University of Otago expert Dr Marc Schallenberg says.
Thursday, 23 February 2017 2:25pm
New foods produced by novel techniques using electric fields and ultra-high pressures are likely spinoffs from a collaboration involving the University of Otago.
Friday, 17 February 2017 2:58pm
Four University of Otago initiatives are among the latest projects to be successfully awarded a total of $2m in the 2017 Unlocking Curious Minds funding round. The fund particularly focuses on projects that engage young New Zealanders who have fewer opportunities to be involved with science and technology.
Wednesday, 8 February 2017 1:21pm
Lifting your intake of fruit and vegetables can make a difference to the way you feel in just a couple of weeks, a University of Otago study has found.
Tuesday, 7 February 2017 12:41pm
Otago University Advanced School Sciences Academy (OUASSA) hosted 60 potentially high achieving Science students from 46 rural/low decile schools nationwide for their first residential camp of the year from 22-28 January.
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 7:36am
A purpose-built home for the University’s world-renowned Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study, which has closely followed the progress of more than 1000 people born in Dunedin in 1972 and 1973, will be officially opened today by Tertiary Education Minister Paul Goldsmith.
Saturday, 21 January 2017 11:23am
The most urgent challenges facing the planet will be solved only if governments recognise that knowledge must come before self-interest in policymaking.
Wednesday, 18 January 2017 2:02pm
A population of rare little spotted kiwi (LSK) that was thought to be thriving in a Marlborough island sanctuary is actually seriously threatened by the silent effects of inbreeding, new research led by a University of Otago scientist suggests.
Tuesday, 10 January 2017 10:22am
Many New Zealand women who exercise recreationally could be risking their health by not eating enough to match the energy they expend, new University of Otago research suggests.
Thursday, 15 December 2016 12:10pm
Modest tuatara numbers will be boosted at Orokonui Ecosanctuary with the release of 17 juvenile tuatara this Thursday, 15 December.
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 11:22am
A small segment of the population accounts for a disproportionate share of costly service use across a society’s health care, criminal justice, and social welfare systems – and paediatric tests of brain health can identify these adults as young as age three, new findings out of the University of Otago’s Dunedin Multidisciplinary Study suggest.
Thursday, 10 November 2016 3:35pm
Ground-breaking theoretical work by University of Otago physics researchers showing that under certain conditions gases can form into stable droplets – as liquids do – has now been confirmed experimentally by scientists in Germany.
Tuesday, 8 November 2016 10:27am
University of Otago and University of Auckland researchers are collaborating to gain new insights into the very beginnings of life, following the recent awarding of a major Marsden Fund grant.
Tuesday, 1 November 2016 12:02pm
National Centre for Lifecourse Research Investigator, Dr Mele Taumoepeau has been appointed as inaugural Associate Dean (Pacific) in the Division of Sciences, University of Otago
Monday, 10 October 2016 10:56am
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Thursday, 6 October 2016 3:37pm
Friday, 30 September 2016 3:08pm
The University of Otago has selected Professor Richard Barker as the next Pro-Vice-Chancellor of its Division of Sciences. Professor Barker holds the Chair in Statistics in the Division’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics. He will take up the role for an 18-month period after Professor Keith Hunter retires at the end of this year.