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The Otago Post: issue 19

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Friday 7 March 2014 1:26pm

Researching disaster victim identification after shark attack

Being attacked by a shark at age 13 and watching herself heal afterwards formed the basis of Otago PhD candidate Jenny McDowell’s fascination with the ocean and the human body.

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Planning a double future

Twins Hannah and Nyssa Payne-Harker are working towards a double Master of Planning at the University of Otago…

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A PhD at opposite ends of the earth

Cleo Davie-Martin travelled to the other end of the earth to study organic contaminants while researching her PhD in environmental chemistry…

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From apprenticeship to Master’s degree

Jonny Collin’s electrical apprenticeship set him on a path of learning - he’s now a Master’s student at the University of Otago…



Keith Hunter
Professor Keith Hunter
Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Division of Sciences

Research - a proud Otago tradition

The University of Otago is very proud of its tradition of high quality postgraduate education. Research quality is an important contributor to this tradition.
It is often not realized by the general public that postgraduate students perform a significant proportion of the original research carried out in universities.

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In brief

Meet our supervisor of the year’
Associate Professor Ruth Fitzgerald was Supervisor of the Year 2014…

Warm welcome for 2015 postgraduates
2015 started off with a warm welcome for those who have started postgraduate study at Otago in the past year…

Blogging to share thesis insights
New blog launched by the Graduate Research School for thesis students…