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19 Sep 2023

More than $32 million MBIE research funding for Otago

University of Otago researchers have been awarded more than $32 million in the l...

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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...

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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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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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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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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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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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16 Aug 2023

Possum contraceptive to protect the environment

PhD graduand Ravneel Chand caps off his postdoctoral studies this weekend, havin...

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10 Aug 2023

Understanding environment use key to protection of hoiho

Researchers hope a study into how hoiho foraging grounds overlap with commercial...

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03 Aug 2023

Otago establishes new School of Computing

A new School of Computing has been established at the University of Otago that b...

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01 Aug 2023

When cheating pays – survival strategy of insect uncovered

Researchers have revealed the unique ‘cheating’ strategy a New Zealand insect ha...

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25 Jul 2023

Holly becomes Aotearoa NZ’s first native frog detection dog

Holly, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, is New Zealand’s first native frog-...

19 Jul 2023

Making an impact in women's football through research and community work

With her contagious energy, it’s little surprise to learn that Master of Science...

17 Jul 2023

Food insecurity a 'very complex' problem

When coming up with solutions for food insecurity, it’s important that the peopl...

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11 Jul 2023

Whale of a debate put to rest

Researchers have finally settled a decades-long dispute about the evolutionary o...

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10 Jul 2023

From zombi fungi to kororā with Henry the Paleoguy

Otago undergrad Henry Scott things to say about everything from Zombi fungi to D...

06 Jul 2023

Otago receives Government funding to cut food waste in aged care sector

University of Otago researchers aim to contribute to cutting food waste in the a...

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05 Jul 2023

Conference exploring Food in a Changing World

It’s all about building research collaborations this week for Department of Food...

29 Jun 2023

Huhu hummus and sago salad dressing – potential of insect proteins highlighted in Otago studies

From wild cuisine to a pantry staple – University of Otago research has uncovere...

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29 Jun 2023

Huhu hummus and sago salad dressing - potential of insect proteins highlighted in Otago studies

From wild cuisine to a pantry staple – University of Otago research has uncovere...

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29 Jun 2023

Sciences off to World Championships

The Sciences will be well represented at the upcoming World Dragon Boat Racing C...

28 Jun 2023

Vaping a gateway to smoking for non-smokers, research shows

While vaping provides a pathway to help smokers wanting to quit, for non-smokers...

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28 Jun 2023

Vaping a gateway to smoking for non-smokers, research shows

While vaping provides a pathway to help smokers wanting to quit, for non-smokers...

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22 Jun 2023

Landslides taking glacier research into uncharted territory

Satellite imaging is being used by an Otago Master’s student to measure how much...

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22 Jun 2023

Palaeontologist’s penguin proficiency features in upcoming videogame

Big ones, little ones, prehistoric ones, modern ones – all sorts of penguins wil...

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19 Jun 2023

Scholarships support vital conservation-based research

Aotearoa New Zealand’s wildlife and natural environment will benefit from three...

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19 Jun 2023

Bringing fresh perspectives on indigenous issues for Surveying tauira

Since joining the School of Surveying Te Kura Kairūri in 2019 as a lecturer in l...

16 Jun 2023

Anna Parsons: The next chapter

When Anna Parsons returns to America next month, she will take her climbing rope...

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12 Jun 2023

Otago to conduct national food waste audit

Otago to conduct national food waste audit....

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01 Jun 2023

Challenging expedition peak of young tramper’s career so far

Bashing through the bush on one Aotearoa New Zealand’s lesser-known walking rout...

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17 May 2023

Wednesday 17 May 2023, Otago researchers reveal impact of ancient earthquake

By combining the scientific powerhouses of genetics and geology, University of O...

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16 May 2023

Balancing salt and iodine intake

Increasing the iodine content in table salt or diversifying the sources of food...

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11 May 2023

PhD graduand explores the cultural and therapeutic benefits of Māori story telling

Carrie Clifford (Waitaha, Kāti Māmoe, Kāi Tahu) will graduate on Saturday (May 1...

10 May 2023

Coastal People: Southern Skies inaugural symposium in Ōtepoti

The inaugural symposium of the Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) Coastal Peop...

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10 May 2023

Harnessing the power of mind wandering

Yi-Sheng Wong’s theory shines a new light on mind wandering, putting a positive...

27 Apr 2023

Ground breaking research on elite snow sport athletes

A Master of Science student is conducting ground-breaking research into the forc...

21 Apr 2023

Early learners to benefit from ‘life skills’ programme

A University of Otago-developed programme that teaches self-regulation to presch...

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06 Apr 2023

Q&A with Millie Mannering – 20Twenties 2022 recipient

From the Caribbean to the High Arctic, since leaving Otago Millie has travelled...

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05 Apr 2023

FEATURE: Professor Liz Franz: A first-hand experience

With an invite to play table tennis with friends, and following several decades...

29 Mar 2023

Evening activity breaks from screen time better for health

Breaking up long periods of sitting in the evening can result in lower blood sug...

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28 Mar 2023

Governor-General of New Zealand acknowledges Dunedin Study’s 50-year milestone

The Governor-General of New Zealand, Her Excellency The Rt Hon Dame Cindy Kiro,...

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28 Mar 2023

Fellowship allows virtual reality expert to share expertise at Otago

Even in an increasingly online world, and even when virtual reality is your own...

23 Mar 2023

Phytoplankton blooms offer insight into impacts of climate change

The first study into the biological response of the upper ocean in the wake of S...

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22 Mar 2023

FEATURE: Cotter family complete GODZONE event and raise awareness for prostate cancer

Setting out from Te Anau on 23 February, Professor Jim Cotter, together with his...

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20 Mar 2023

Scholarship for Ozone Hole research

A University of Otago PhD candidate has been chosen as the only person from Aote...

14 Mar 2023

14 March 2023 Adverse outcomes in adulthood for abuse survivors

Victims of childhood sexual abuse are more likely to suffer difficulties across...

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07 Mar 2023

Scholarships “super helpful” for conservation related master’s projects

University of Otago master’s candidates investigating parasites in sea lion poo,...

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28 Feb 2023

School of Surveying develops resource for Dunedin’s public use

School of Surveying Te Kura Kairūri academics have used their expertise and inno...

20 Feb 2023

FEATURE: From wartime orphan to wildlife authority

An extraordinary life journey has taken renowned conservationist and science edu...

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09 Feb 2023

Paleontology powerhouse honoured by former students

The world’s largest penguin has been named in honour of Emeritus Professor Ewan...

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02 Feb 2023

Wetlands crucial for wellbeing of environment

Wetlands play a crucial role within the world’s ecosystems, but their wellbeing...

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30 Jan 2023

Podcast conversations aim to trigger curiosity and understanding

Otago international PhD graduate Amir Amini’s fascination for different viewpoin...

25 Jan 2023

Inaugural New Zealand Hydrogen Symposium

Aotearoa New Zealand’s first research-focused symposium bringing together intern...

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17 Jan 2023

Stephie Loncar’s academic journey around the globe and back again

A graduate of Otago is back at the University as a researcher this year after a...

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