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EQC grant unites earth and social sciences

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Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Southland could be New Zealand’s largest area of incomplete seismic fault information, but University of Otago researchers can now fill in the gaps after receiving a new EQC grant.

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Six new approaches in a world beyond lockdown

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Friday, 1 May 2020

Centre Director Associate Professor Janet Stephenson latest opinion piece looks at what she think we’re learning as a society through the COVID-19 experience.

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PhD Scholarship available

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Thursday, 30 April 2020

The Centre for Sustainability is currently advertising a 3 year PhD Scholarship  to study earthquake-related legislation in lower seismic hazard zones.

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COVID-19 has nothing on what’s coming

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Monday, 20 April 2020

The current nationwide pause as a result of Covid-19 is an extraordinary opportunity, and probably the only one we will get, to redesign our economy so that it no longer threatens life on this planet.

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Reducing Greenhouse Gases on Farms

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Monday, 6 April 2020

Britta Hamill and Associate Professor Janet Stephenson have published a summary of options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions on New Zealand livestock farms.

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PhD Scholarships

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Thursday, 31 October 2019

We are providing three PhD scholarships and fees to students who are interested in looking at solutions to climate change problems for Māori communities. Students would join in a multi-disciplinary team of academics, private sector and Crown Research Institute individuals, along with recent Māori social science graduates from Otago University.

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National research funding for Centre researcher

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Thursday, 19 September 2019

Professor Merata Kawharu (Ngāti Whatua, Ngāpuhi) from the Centre for Sustainability, has been awarded NZ$7,248,016 over five years for an initiative aimed at empowering Māori communities to respond to climate change.This innovative research project pioneers the development of marae-based and marae-led platforms and processes to help reduce carbon emissions in the community.

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Summer Scholarships available

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Friday, 13 September 2019

Are you planning on coming back to university next year? Would you like to carry out an interesting 10-week research project over the holidays? The Centre for Sustainability has several Summer Scholarships for the summer break. 


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