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01 Dec 2023

Peacebuilder Award honours support for students and global peace projects

The visionary work of Rei Foundation, towards supporting students and building p...

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01 Dec 2023

Otago celebrates 20 years of Pacific Voices

The Pacific Voices (PV) Symposium has long served as a site of growth, empowerme...

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30 Nov 2023

Otago Professional Practice Fellow wins Dental Hygienist of the Year

Kirsty Barltrop, a Professional Practice Fellow in the Bachelor of Oral Heath at...

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30 Nov 2023

Remembering Geology’s paleontological powerhouse: Professor Ewan Fordyce

The life and work of Emeritus Professor R. Ewan Fordyce’s (FRSNZ), who recently...

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29 Nov 2023

Professor Suzanne Pitama receives Indigenous medical education award

University of Otago, Christchurch, Dean and Head of Campus Professor Suzanne Pit...

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29 Nov 2023

Te Poutama Māori grants for Humanities

Te Kete Aronui Division of Humanities received three of the six annual Te Poutam...

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28 Nov 2023

Inclusive education champion recognised at awards

An illustrious career advocating for inclusive education was celebrated at the r...

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28 Nov 2023

Otago part of national research platform

The University of Otago is a key member of a newly developed research platform d...

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24 Nov 2023

Chaplaincy celebrates 60 years

The size of the University’s chaplaincy has grown and changed since it first sta...



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24 Nov 2023

Staff celebrate season of giving

Staff across the University are doing their bit to support those in need ahead o...

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24 Nov 2023

Research impact: Supporting scholarly impact

Research plays a vital role within academia; it advances knowledge for further s...

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24 Nov 2023

University of Otago, Christchurch, 50th anniversary finishes with fun night

A year of celebration to mark 50 years of the University of Otago, Christchurch,...

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22 Nov 2023

Collaboration a focus in Pacific Academic Staff Caucus supported projects

Three research projects led by Pacific staff in Te Kete Aronui – Division of Hum...

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21 Nov 2023

Celebrating 20 years of Neuroendocrinology Centre

The Centre for Neuroendocrinology (CNE) will be hosting a 20th Anniversary Sympo...

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21 Nov 2023

Taoka tūturu - One man’s finds are a community’s treasures

One keen-eyed beach walker’s finds have inspired a successful community-based in...

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21 Nov 2023

National School of Surveying Te Kura Kairūri celebrates 60th anniversary

Delegates attending the 135th Survey and Spatial New Zealand (S+SNZ) conference...

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20 Nov 2023

'We're just a moment in time'

The University’s careers service may have grown from one person assisting studen...

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16 Nov 2023

Dedication to student safety recognised

The University of Otago has won a Risk Reduction Award from Fire and Emergency N...

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15 Nov 2023

Otago researcher awarded 2023 Hector Medal

A University of Otago Professor from the Department of Physics has been awarded...

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14 Nov 2023

Staff excellence recognised

Commitment to climate change, increasing student support and ensuring the campus...

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14 Nov 2023

Conference explores contributing to global health

Aotearoa’s international contributions to global health will be the focus of thi...

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13 Nov 2023

Seed library inspires to grow

Inflation and the cost of living was the driver behind the set-up of a community...

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13 Nov 2023

FEATURE: Flagship research centre celebrates 20th anniversary

Making a real difference to the lives of people affected by diabetes and obesity...

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10 Nov 2023

Te Poutama Māori appoints new co-chairs

Mahi tahi will continue to be a priority for the two new co-chairs of Te Poutama...

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09 Nov 2023

Artist Ana Teofilo hosts Va’a o Tautai wellbeing workshop

New Zealand-born Samoan visual artist Ana Teofilo believes in people being thems...

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08 Nov 2023

Rhodes Scholarship for excellence, leadership and commitment to community

Huge congratulations to Otago graduate Isaac Heron who has been awarded a Rhodes...

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08 Nov 2023

Connecting Pacific communities with their “not-so-buried treasure”

A Pacific academic has endeavoured to build a bridge between indigenous peoples...

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08 Nov 2023

The roles and responsibilities for non-lawyer advocates in Aotearoa

Associate Professor Bridgette Toy-Cronin, Te Kaupeka Tātai Ture Faculty of Law,...

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07 Nov 2023

Sustainability champions win

It is official, our University’s Sustainability Office Engagement Team Lead Jes...

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06 Nov 2023

Locals a home away from home

More than a decade ago, a spark of an idea to support Dunedin students who chose...

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06 Nov 2023

Reconnecting communities and cetaceans

Exploring the sacred relationship between Oceanic peoples and whales and dolphin...

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03 Nov 2023

Anatomy Department provide care packages for tauira

Two Department of Anatomy academics have gone beyond the lecture theatre to ensu...

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02 Nov 2023

Otago 2023 Marsden recipients announced

Established and emerging Otago researchers have won prestigious research funding...

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02 Nov 2023

Dr Troy Ruhe receives Tofā Sāili Pacific Early Career Award

Dr Troy Ruhe was collecting taro leaves for family dinner in the Cook Islands wh...

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01 Nov 2023

Helen Morrin receives award for cancer research

After more than two decades as the Curator of Otago University’s He Taonga Tapu...

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30 Oct 2023

Otago academic elected to TEU Committee

Professor Siân Halcrow, from the Department of Anatomy, has been elected as Te T...

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30 Oct 2023

Otago researchers receive Fellowships

The impact of housing on mental health and how hormones regulate parents’ behavi...

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30 Oct 2023

Pop Up Productions back with ‘Spring Awakening’

Pop Up Productions, founded by Otago duo Professional Practice Fellow in Voice A...

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27 Oct 2023

Te Rangihīroa College officially opens

The University’s first new purpose-built residential college in more than 50 yea...

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27 Oct 2023

Shef Rogers appointed Donald Collie Chair

Associate Professor Shef Rogers has been appointed as the English and Linguistic...

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26 Oct 2023

Early career researchers committed to making a difference

Areas ranging from pain management to the rise of pseudolaw are the focus for th...

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25 Oct 2023

Dame Carolyn Burns Fellowship a chance to give back

It’s more than 20 years since Professor Ross Thompson graduated from Otago, but...

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25 Oct 2023

The way we care

A documentary on palliative care which follows five families as they care for a...

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25 Oct 2023

Dunedin Study appoints new Director

Associate Professor Moana Theodore (Ngāpuhi) has been appointed as the new Direc...

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24 Oct 2023

Otago alumnus Professor Chris Greening awarded prestigious Australian Prime Minister’s Science Prize

Warmest congratulations to Otago alumnus and Monash University Professor Chris G...

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24 Oct 2023

New online Science Communication degrees for 2024

Launching an online programme that appeals to a wide cohort of tauira including...

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20 Oct 2023

Māori lecturers selected for prestigious programme

Dr Wahineata Smith (Ngāti Korokī Kahukura, Waikato, Ngāti Ranginui), and PhD can...

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20 Oct 2023

Physicists create new antenna

Otago physicists have used a small glass bulb containing an atomic vapor to demo...

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20 Oct 2023

Remembering Emeritus Professor Richie Poulton

Emeritus Distinguished Professor Richie Poulton (CNZM,FRSNZ), Director of the Du...

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17 Oct 2023

New Dean takes the stage at Christ Church Cathedral

Alongside Theology, university studies in Theatre and Teaching have provided val...

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17 Oct 2023

Writer 2023: Campus trees inspire winning staff works

The two staff winners of Writer 2023, the University’s annual creative writing c...

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17 Oct 2023

Metiria Stanton Turei gifts artwork to University

An artwork created by law academic and artist Metiria Stanton Turei (Ngāti Kahun...

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16 Oct 2023

Research on female fertility receives grant from global consortium

Menopause is often described as puberty’s evil older sister, but can reproductiv...

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16 Oct 2023

Tall Blacks doctor enjoys basketball culture

For someone who has never played basketball, Dr Hamish Osborne knows a lot about...

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16 Oct 2023

Hundreds of hands, one masterpiece

The 300 hands that contributed to Caroline Freeman College’s (CFC) new masi (Fij...

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13 Oct 2023

A Fijian love letter to Otago

A song released by the Otago Fijian Islands Students’ Association (OFISA) is mak...

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13 Oct 2023

Significant day as pou whenua unveiled

The University’s newly unveiled pou whenua will inspire tauira in their learning...

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11 Oct 2023

University’s Energy Analytics programme supreme winner

Otago’s Energy Analytics programme was the supreme winner at the Tertiary Inform...

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11 Oct 2023

World-leading virus hunter Professor Jemma Geoghegan honoured

It has been quite the journey these past few months for Otago Professor Jemma Ge...

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10 Oct 2023

Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman honoured by Distinguished Research Medal

Housing and health researcher Poutoko Taiea Sesquicentennial Distinguished Profe...

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10 Oct 2023

Engagement focus of secondment to Centre for Sustainability

Jessica Henry is a Senior Engagement Advisor, with the Engagement Hub of the Min...

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09 Oct 2023

New senior warden

The role of senior warden of colleges has been filled by Ruben Katigbak, a man w...

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09 Oct 2023

Our University community slashing carbon emissions

The latest statistics show our University slashed coal boiler’s emissions by 98...

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06 Oct 2023

Bringing research impact to the forefront

While the outcomes and benefits of academic research have always been a part of...

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29 Sep 2023

$1.1m for Otago researchers

Otago researchers will be getting to the heart of one of New Zealand’s biggest h...

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29 Sep 2023

Centre for Neuroendocrinology wins Otago Research Group Award

Te Pokapū Mātai Taiāki Iaia, the Centre for Neuroendocrinology (CNE), believes t...

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28 Sep 2023

Inaugural Māori Early Career Awards for Distinction in Research winners

Two Otago Research Award winners have been recognised for their research which g...





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27 Sep 2023

New faces for Sciences Pacific Support Team

The new Associate Dean Pacific for the Division of Sciences, Dr Edmond Fehoko, h...

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26 Sep 2023

Otago and Te Papa collaborate on identification technique for taonga tūturu

A project co-led by the University of Otago and Te Papa has been awarded a Smart...

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22 Sep 2023

Otago author wins American Astronautical Society book award

Otago Honorary Associate Professor Hugh Slotten has been awarded the 2022 Eugene...

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22 Sep 2023

Remains bring stories of the Otago goldfields to life

Findings from the skeletal remains of miners laid to rest in Otago cemeteries in...

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22 Sep 2023

Government funding set to boost rural doctor workforce

The number of medical students spending a full year working in a rural or region...

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21 Sep 2023

Otago Medical School Research Society celebrates rich history

For more than 100 years, the Otago Medical School and its Research Society have...

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20 Sep 2023

University of Otago announces 2024 Arts Fellows

The recipients of the University of Otago’s prestigious Arts Fellowships for 202...

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19 Sep 2023

Dedication to addressing Māori health inequities recognised

Professor Suzanne Pitama (Ngāti Kahungunu) has been acknowledged for her signifi...

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19 Sep 2023

Otago researchers rewarded for excellence

The breadth and strengths of University of Otago research were on display when t...

18 Sep 2023

Six60 2024 Scholarship recipients announced

Four talented Otago students are shocked and excited to have been selected as ne...

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18 Sep 2023

Dr Chris Paton on WHO’s Digital Health Initiative

The World Health Organisation launched a Global Initiative on Digital Health at...

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15 Sep 2023

Coming back to the Hocken

Kirstie Ross has a special place for Hocken Collections in her compendium of mem...

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15 Sep 2023

Aotearoa’s GP workforce issues a ‘perfect storm’

New Zealand’s general practice workforce is under-resourced, under-valued, poorl...

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15 Sep 2023

Translational Research Grant 2023 winners developing intervention for pre-stage cervical cancer

Winners of the Translational Research Grant 2023 will use the $50,000 prize mone...

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14 Sep 2023

A great place to work

After having four mini-strokes without realising the effects on him until a more...

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14 Sep 2023

Government invests in tiny tech with global potential

An ambitious and internationally-connected programme to leverage New Zealand’s n...

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14 Sep 2023

Otago Staff Women’s Caucus – supporting women’s growth

Recognising the need for women at Otago to come together to support each other a...

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13 Sep 2023

Otago Professor new chair of Health Research Council’s Māori Health Committee

The University of Otago’s Professor Emma Wyeth (Kāi Tahu, Te Ātiawa, Ngāti Tama,...

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12 Sep 2023

Reflections from a career studying Aotearoa New Zealand’s reptiles

Emeritus Professor Alison Cree’s move to Dunedin in 1991 was to fill a temporary...

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12 Sep 2023

Awards celebrate ‘stellar’ Otago students

A powerlifter has won top prize at this year’s Blues and Golds Awards after brea...

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05 Sep 2023

Lecturers celebrated for ‘making a difference’

University of Otago lecturers have today been recognised for their teaching exce...

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05 Sep 2023

Professor Debbie Hay made new Associate Dean Space

Professor Debbie Hay has been appointed the new Associate Dean (AD) Space for th...

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29 Aug 2023

Saving species from extinction

High-quality sequencing of nearly the entire kākāpō population, funded through a...

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29 Aug 2023

From Chile to New Zealand and beyond, doing science from a wheelchair

Originally from Chile, Karla Araya-Castro is a biotechnologist and visiting post...

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25 Aug 2023

Te Rangihīroa: Otago’s first college build in 50 years

Otago will next year welcome 450 students to a new residential college, Te Rangi...

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25 Aug 2023

Ketamine may help treat depression but use should not become widespread

OPINION: Ketamine can be used to manage treatment-resistant depression but resea...

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24 Aug 2023

First HSFY Admissions event a success

The Division of Health Sciences recently hosted the first of what will become an...

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24 Aug 2023

Newly Appointed Associate Dean (Pacific) secures funding for research that helps Pasifika families grow

Dr Edmond Fehoko wants to empower Pacific couples to talk freely about their str...

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23 Aug 2023

In a league of their own

Otago was the first university in Aotearoa New Zealand to establish a rugby leag...

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22 Aug 2023

Mummification practice of ancient populations latest focus of Otago bioarchaeologist

Professor Siân Halcrow’s work has taken her to some of the most significant arch...

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21 Aug 2023

Full of surprises: a life in paediatrics

Actors are warned against working with children because of their unpredictabilit...

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18 Aug 2023

Two MBAs, a baby and a rescue cat – a tale of learning and love

Zilin Zhang and Ting Li are delighted to be graduating in person in Dunedin this...

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