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Otago’s sustainable business qualification receives global recognition

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Wednesday 21 December 2022

A University of Otago programme that tackles the big issues of sustainability, climate change and resource scarcity has been endorsed by the largest professional body for environmental practitioners worldwide. It is the first partnership of its kind in Aotearoa.

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Power probe: The price of inertia

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Monday 19 December 2022

A study into why people choose to switch electricity providers not only provides an interesting insight into consumer behaviour, but also has important real-world implications.

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Algae biofuels project wins $100,000

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Tuesday 11 October 2022

An invention aimed at improving the efficiency of processes in the algal biofuels industry has won Otago Innovation’s $100,000 Proof of Concept Competition for 2022.

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Mystery of extinct fish unravelled

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Thursday 29 September 2022

Nearly 100 years after its last confirmed sighting, University of Otago researchers have revealed the genealogical story of the upokororo or New Zealand grayling.

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