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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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We are the #1 research Sport and Exercise Faculty in the country and internationally renowned for the quality of our staff.

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The School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences

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News & Events

PhysEd Staffing and Programme Review Update

The School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences has undergone significant staffing changes in 2017. We are also undertaking a major curriculum review. The most up-to-date information about this process is provided here.

Marsden success for Sciences

Division of Sciences researchers have gained over $7.2m for 12 world-class research projects as Principal Investigators and a further $6m as Assistant Investigators working in collaboration with researchers both across Otago and in external organisations.

Otago health researchers gain career development awards

Four up–and–coming University of Otago researchers have each been awarded around $500,000 from the Health Research Council (HRC) to pursue world-class projects aimed at improving New Zealander’s health and wellbeing and contributing to international progress in these areas.