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Otago retains maximum 5-star plus QS rating for 2018
Friday, 14 December 2018
The University of Otago is proud to announce it has retained its 5-star rating in the latest release of QS Intelligence Unit’s world university performance statistics.

Call for pandemic research fund as “living memorial” to 1918 flu victims
Friday, 14 December 2018
Professors from the Department of Public Health at the University of Otago, Wellington are calling on the government to set up a research fund to help prevent pandemics and increase New Zealand’s preparedness to deal with such disasters.

Otago graduate influential in Africa
Thursday, 13 December 2018
The first PhD student to graduate from the University of Otago’s Centre for International Health (CIH) has been named the most influential woman in the education and training sector of business and government in part of Africa.

Student Health Services encourages immunisation against meningococcal disease
Wednesday, 12 December 2018
The University of Otago’s Student Health Services is encouraging students to be immunised against meningococcal disease over the summer break.

First nationwide study of listeria in mothers and babies
Wednesday, 12 December 2018
The first study of the burden of listeria in pregnant New Zealanders and their babies has found reassuringly low rates of the infection – indicating food safety warnings are working to prevent unnecessary cases of miscarriage, still birth, and meningitis in babies infected in the womb.

University of Otago announces academic promotions
Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Seventeen University of Otago academics have been promoted to the position of professor this year.

First sales confirmed for Otago tissue architects’ new 3D bio-printing technology
Tuesday, 11 December 2018
Researchers have begun accessing the University of Otago invention of a new type of bio-ink for 3D-printing via American company Advanced BioMatrix.

Caution for NZ shareholders as study highlights reporting practices and CEO pay
Monday, 10 December 2018
University of Otago researchers behind a study investigating corporate financial reporting techniques say shareholders need to be wary of the methods companies are increasingly using to report their results.

Licence to Swill: James Bond’s drinking over six decades
Monday, 10 December 2018
He may be licensed to kill but fictional British secret service agent James Bond has a severe alcohol use disorder, according to an analysis of his drinking behaviour published in the Medical Journal of Australia’s Christmas issue.

University of Otago receives largest donation ever of $10 million from alumnus
Friday, 7 December 2018

The University of Otago is delighted to announce that internationally renowned businessman and philanthropist Graeme Hart and his wife Robyn are donating $10 million to the University – the most significant single donation in the University’s almost 150 year history.


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