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The inaugural Assembly of Investment Chairs 2019: Sustainable Finance and Climate Risk

Wednesday, 27 November 2019 - University of Otago Auckland Centre, Level 4, 385 Queen Street, Auckland
The inaugural Assembly of Investment Chairs will run in November 2019 and focus on the topic of Sustainable Finance and Climate Risk. The invite is an invite only event with parties attending discussing challenges and opportunities at a time when businesses, policy-makers and communities face new challenges in the field of sustainable finance and climate risk.

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Otago Wins MBA case competition

Tuesday, 8 October 2019 11:54am

The University of Otago Business School has developed New Zealand’s first national MBA Case Competition. The inaugural case competition ran on Saturday and the Otago MBA student team came away with the win.

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Young people not catered for in current voting system

Monday, 23 September 2019 1:59pm

A lack of information about candidates is the main reason young people do not vote in local government elections, a new University of Otago study reveals.

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Nathan Berg selected as DCC Chair in Entrepreneurship

Thursday, 12 September 2019 2:40pm

Associate Professor Nathan Berg, of the Department of Economics, has been appointed the new Dunedin City Council Chair in Entrepreneurship.

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Behavioural economist appointed as DCC Chair in Entrepreneurship

Thursday, 12 September 2019 2:36pm

The University of Otago has appointed behavioural economist Associate Professor Nathan Berg as its Dunedin City Council Chair in Entrepreneurship.

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Aitken sees appointment as a chance to help

Wednesday, 11 September 2019 9:54pm

The University of Otago’s Associate Professor Rob Aitken has been appointed to the Board of Consumer NZ.

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Aitken sees appointment as a chance to help

Monday, 9 September 2019 1:55pm

The University of Otago’s Associate Professor Rob Aitken has been appointed to the Board of Consumer NZ.

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Adventure Park for Dunedin goal of research

Thursday, 15 August 2019 4:16pm

The goal for Cherie McConville’s doctoral research is a New Zealand-first adventure park for Dunedin, and a new qualification for her.

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2019 OUSA Supervisor of the Year named

Friday, 9 August 2019 7:04pm

It was only a “few” years ago Dr Susan Wardell was watching her supervisor be awarded the OUSA Supervisor of the Year. Now it has come full circle, with Dr Wardell being given the top nod at the awards.

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Associate Professor Ivan Diaz-Rainey gives his opinion on greenhouse gas emissions

Monday, 22 July 2019 11:37am

Associate Professor Ivan Diaz-Rainey, from the Department of Accounting and Finance, recently had his opinion and expertise sought on a newly released report on greenhouse gas emissions.

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Otago Online MBA 13th in the world: QS World University Rankings

Thursday, 27 June 2019 10:56am

The University of Otago’s Online MBA (Master of Business Administration) has been ranked the best in New Zealand and 13th in the world, in the latest QS World University Rankings.

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New indigenous Māori paper launching next month

Monday, 24 June 2019 8:51am

A new indigenous Māori business paper set to launch next semester is thought to be the first undergraduate paper of its kind in the country.

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Money matters front of mind for this year’s Otago Foreign Policy School

Thursday, 20 June 2019 10:56pm

Otago’s 54th Foreign Policy School kicks off next Friday, with the economy firmly back in focus.

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Economy back in focus for the 54th Otago Foreign Policy School

Thursday, 20 June 2019 2:31pm

Politicians, diplomats, and academics will come together to discuss the challenges of economics in the modern world, at the 54th University of Otago Foreign Policy School (OFPS).

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Results of self-driving tourist report of ‘great concern’

Tuesday, 18 June 2019 2:52pm

There is a “serious gap” in the knowledge of New Zealand’s road rules among self-driving international visitors to New Zealand, a report produced by the University of Otago concludes.

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Ability of computers to select leaders powerful but risky – Otago study

Wednesday, 12 June 2019 3:18pm

In the near future, machines are going to have a say in who we select as leaders in organisations – an Otago-led study calls for caution in this brave new world.

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Recent Tech Week TEXpo great success

Thursday, 30 May 2019 1:49pm

The University of Otago, together with the Otago Polytechnic, Enterprise Dunedin, the Economic Development Unit of Dunedin City Council and SIGNAL ICT Grad School, co-hosted Dunedin Techweek TEXpo at the Otago Business School on Saturday 25 May 2019.

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Otago ignited passion for learning for Young New Zealander of the Year

Wednesday, 29 May 2019 2:34pm

The University of Otago ignited a life-long love of learning for this year’s Young New Zealander of the Year, Kendall Flutey.

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Screen time has its benefits, academic says

Tuesday, 28 May 2019 12:03pm

The social benefits of computer gaming should not be dismissed, says one Dunedin mother and Otago academic.

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Family: A good reason to finish faster

Friday, 24 May 2019 1:53pm

There are lots of reasons why doctoral candidates aim to finish their studies in three years. For Manjula Devananda finishing quickly meant reuniting her family faster.

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No such thing as ‘I don’t have the time’, graduate says

Wednesday, 22 May 2019 11:00pm

Tyler Haslemore hasn’t rested a lot in the past couple of years. Something had to give so he could fit his study, work and ice hockey commitments into each day, but it has paid off.

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Double celebration for mother and daughter

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 10:37pm

Graduation was even more special for one mother and daughter over the weekend, when they both walked across the stage to receive their doctorates.

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The laws of sciences and politics

Saturday, 11 May 2019 8:44am

Associate Professor Ivan Diaz-Rainey on the policies required for real-world change.

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No such thing as 'I don't have the time', graduate says

Friday, 3 May 2019 3:00pm

Tyler Haslemore hasn’t rested a lot in the past couple of years.

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Double celebration for mother and daughter

Thursday, 2 May 2019 3:08pm

Graduation was be just a little more special for one mother and daughter last weekend, when they both walked across the stage to receive their doctorates.

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Top honours for Beatson

Thursday, 2 May 2019 2:52pm

Accountancy and Finance lecturer Nicola Beatson been awarded the prestigious Otago Teaching Excellence award at a ceremony this week.

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2019 ‘virtuosos’ recognised for teaching excellence

Wednesday, 1 May 2019 10:34am

Good teaching is about “awakening joy in knowledge and creative expression”, those gathered for the 2019 Otago Excellence in Teaching Awards heard on Tuesday.

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