HE KITENGA reflects the concept of discovery. The Māori word kitenga derives from kite which translates to words such as see, perceive, find and discover. This title reflects the University’s connection to New Zealand’s cultural heritage, as well as its commitment to national and international research and innovation.
Founded in 1869, the University of Otago is New Zealand’s oldest university.
Today it has a nationwide presence and enjoys an international reputation for excellence. Over the past 150 years Otago has successfully balanced the traditions of its history with modern scholarship and world-class research.
Past, present, future...
Oceans and oxygen
Charity begins at home
NZ key to fossil record
eDNA’s species snapshot
DNA and earthquakes
Stemming the tide
Scientists target kauri dieback
Cold hard facts
Confronting kidney disease
How to mend a broken heart?
Risks and rheumatic fever
Young at heart
A solution in search of a problem?
The Antarctic isolation ‘myth’
The Māori home front: an untold story
Empowering communities in heritage management
Leprosy research informs policy
Can good bugs make a difference in diabetes?
2019 Research awards
Colin McCahon (1919-1987), Kauri Trees, 1954.
Oil on canvas: 775 x 883mm, Charles Brasch Bequest, 1973.
Hocken Pictorial Collections Uare Taoka o Hākena, 73/190. Reproduced courtesy of the Colin McCahon Research and Publication Trust.