Wednesday, 16 August 2017
The University formally launched its reconfigured line-up of 12 flagship research centres recently at the Otago Museum. The Centre for Sustainability was represented by Deputy Director, Dr Caroline Orchiston who presented a short overview of the centre's research alongside the other 11 flagship centres.
The University said the reconfiguration of the centres took place after a rigorous evaluation process that confirmed the breadth and excellence of research that will be undertaken by these centres. The formal recognition and accompanying financial support recognises that these centres have achieved international recognition of excellence in their particular area of research.The University considers the support of its flagship research centres and research themes is an important way of ensuring the internationally outstanding work of its researchers, across a wide range disciplines, is encouraged and nurtured.
The University’s reconfirmed and new centres that were launched are:
Brain Health Research Centre
Centre for Neuroendocrinology
Centre for Sustainability
Centre for Research on Colonial Culture
Centre for Translational Cancer Research
Christchurch Heart Institute
Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research
National Centre for Lifecourse Research
New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities
One Health Aotearoa (new)
Otago Global Health Institute (new)