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CNE awarded for Postgraduate Research Culture Excellence

Monday 23 November 2020 2:14pm

CNE staff and students with award trophyThe University of Otago has awarded the Centre for Neuroendocrinology for creating an outstanding postgraduate research culture.

The purpose of this award “is to recognise and celebrate positive, creative, supportive and vibrant research communities developed by departments for their postgraduate research students”. The University acknowledges that a particular culture (‘the way we do things here’) of a place has real and tangible effects and an excellent postgraduate research culture assists in nurturing, supporting and recognising research students.

The Centre’s application impressed the selection committee with its “clearly strong research culture with some great initiatives”. The winners of the 2019 round were already announced early in 2020, however due to the Covid19 pandemic the trophy was only now presented at a prize ceremony at the University's Staff Club.