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The Otago Post: issue 22

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Friday 7 March 2014 11:12am

Managing ageing in a foreign land

What will you look like in 30 years time? Saemyi Chung says this interesting but seldom-asked question provided a good starting point for research into the complexities of how Korean immigrant women in New Zealand experience, and manage, ageing.

Re-wiring psychiatric diagnosis.

Re-wiring psychiatric diagnosis

University of Otago neuroscience PhD candidate Thomas Elston hopes his research will lead to a more robust way to diagnose psychiatric conditions.

A PhD that sounds like science fiction thumbnail.

From Nigeria to Māori entrepreneurship

Ruth Mrabure’s Nigerian background and her studies in Sweden have laid a solid foundation for her PhD research into Māori entrepreneurship.

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Combining fitness and fun

Donald Manlapaz is challenging both assumptions with his research into what is known as “exergaming”.



Professor Tony Ballantyne
Professor Tony Ballantyne

Transformation through postgraduate study

Postgraduate study has transformative power. Study at an advanced level, whether through coursework programmes or the focused work of researching and writing a dissertation, will not only expand your knowledge, but it will equip you with new methods, skills, and analytical perspectives.

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In brief

Postgraduates welcomed at annual Garden Party
Postgraduates received a warm welcome at the Vice-Chancellor's annual Garden Party.

Otago officially among the world’s best
Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne is delighted the University of Otago has received the highest possible international quality rating of five-stars-plus from QS Stars.

Commerce Building redevelopment announced
The University is planning to redevelop levels two and three within the Commerce Building, bringing it into line with a more modern learning environment.