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Leading with the world’s best - New Zealand’s most highly ranked sport and exercise science programme, in terms of research and employer reputation.

The 2017 QS World University rankings confirm that Otago is New Zealand’s leading teaching and research university in Sport and Exercise Sciences. Otago ranked 7th out of 1,127 universities worldwide based on national and international academic reputation, research and reputation of our graduates amongst employers. The 7th place global score is the highest ranking of any department at any New Zealand University.

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News & Events

$1 million MBIE "Smart Idea" grant to advance augmented reality

A $1 million MBIE Endeavour "Smart Ideas" grant has been awarded to Department of Computer Science’s Dr Stefanie Zollmann and her team from Computer Science, Information Science and Physical Education for their research titled “Situated visualisation to enrich sports experience for on-site spectators”.

2018 Zonta Science Award

The Zonta Club of Wellington is calling for applications for the 2018 Zonta Science Award. Applications must be received by 5 February 2018.

Challenging the mental health struggle

The inaugural Silverline Festival, being held next weekend on 15-16 September, is all about exposing students to ways of wellbeing. The festival will include speakers, all passionate about what they do, and excited to share their knowledge and experiences; one of these being Dr Damian Scarf, Senior Lecturer in Psychology who suffered from severe anxiety throughout undergraduate and into postgraduate study.