Friday, 22 January 2021 10:41am
Research examining the effectiveness of contact tracing systems in the hospitality sector has identified factors that influence buy-in from the public.
Thursday, 14 January 2021 11:13am
University of Otago researchers have added another piece to the puzzle about how best to translocate New Zealand lizards for conservation purposes – confine them.
Thursday, 14 January 2021 9:55am
A School of Surveying Te Kura Kairūri academic has been instrumental in supporting Nepalese surveyors to measure Mount Everest for the first time.
Friday, 18 December 2020 11:13am
It was a box of documents on the 1981 Springboks tour stored in a farm shed in South Africa which would be the source of years of postgraduate research for Sebastien Potgieter.
Tuesday, 15 December 2020 4:59pm
After three years in Dunedin, Peter Latu is the sole 2020 graduate of the School of Surveying’s BSurv(Hons) programme.
Tuesday, 15 December 2020 9:00am
A shared common concern for climate change brought small groups of dedicated researchers together to form the recently renamed He Kaupapa Hononga: Otago’s Climate Change Research Network.
Wednesday, 9 December 2020 9:51am
A new accurate height of Mount Everest has been announced to the world and a University of Otago academic has been instrumental in supporting the Nepalese surveyors achieve that ambition.
Tuesday, 8 December 2020 10:38am
The Division of Sciences recently held its biennial Excellence Awards. The range of awards acknowledge the great work across different areas of university life including research, teaching, community engagement, and professional staff support.
Monday, 7 December 2020 11:37am
The University Christmas Market was in full force with plenty of arts, crafts, and home-made gifts on offer from staff and postgraduate students last week.
Monday, 7 December 2020 10:28am
Food Science PhD student Victoria Purdy recently celebrated her success as the Winner of the Peoples Choice award in the recent 2020 Matariki Network of Universities Three-Minute-Thesis (3MT®) competition.
Monday, 30 November 2020 10:22am
Uneaten food on consumers’ plates makes up 34 per cent of food waste in the hospitality sector – an extravagance the industry could do without in the face of COVID-19, a University of Otago study argues.
Wednesday, 18 November 2020 11:47am
The 14th annual Otago Energy Research Centre Symposium is being held on 19 and 20 November.
Tuesday, 17 November 2020 10:01am
New Otago-led Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) Coastal People: Southern Skies (CPSS) recently received $32 million in funding.
Monday, 16 November 2020 11:24am
Viewing media with an engaged and sceptical eye allows young women to protect their body image, a University of Otago study has found.
Thursday, 12 November 2020 9:29am
An inter-disciplinary group of Otago researchers is embarking on a collaborative study into the use of biodegradable, edible food coatings to combat plastic pollution.
Monday, 9 November 2020 4:37pm
More diesel use; less renewable energy; less energy efficiency; more carbon emissions – a new report from the University of Otago’s Centre for Sustainability identifies many worrying energy use trends in Dunedin.
Thursday, 5 November 2020 11:45am
Dr Nathan Kenny (Ngāi Tahu, Te Ātiawa) is “over the moon” to be coming home to take up a Rutherford Discovery Fellowship at Otago.
Friday, 30 October 2020 10:05am
Securing a US patent is no easy task, but a pair of University of Otago physicists have done just that with their world-first quantum radio technology.
Wednesday, 28 October 2020 9:37am
While studying orangutans in Spain Alba Suarez Garcia realised that for her it's the stories behind the science that hold the most meaning and wonder.
Tuesday, 27 October 2020 11:09am
Delving into why ecology is "absolutely fundamental" to encourage in today's world.
Wednesday, 21 October 2020 4:01pm
In a world first, New Zealand researchers have sequenced the genome of three wasps, two of which are invasive wasps in New Zealand, paving the way for new methods of control for these significant pests.
Friday, 16 October 2020 9:11am
This week Otago’s new Food Waste Innovation Research Theme formally launched.
Friday, 9 October 2020 3:07pm
The University of Otago is proud to announce success in two applications for Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) funding in the latest Centre of Research Excellence (CoRE) funding round.
Wednesday, 30 September 2020 2:17pm
Sir Alan and Lady Patricia Mark have donated $150,000 to the University of Otago’s Ecology Fund and $100,000 to Orokonui Ecosanctuary.
Tuesday, 29 September 2020 9:49am
Professor Craig Rodger has recently received just over NZ$15 million for a five-year research project to develop space-weather prediction and risk mitigation measures for New Zealand's energy infrastructure.
Tuesday, 22 September 2020 11:32am
Blue cod has been identified as making up a large proportion of the yellow-eyed penguin (hoiho) diet using a novel approach published by University of Otago researchers.
Monday, 21 September 2020 9:17am
Recently Richard Hemi was asked by Hokotehi Moriori Trust to be involved with a collaborative digital recording and conservation project.
Monday, 7 September 2020 9:04am
Two science PhD candidates are celebrating their recent $20,000 Doctoral scholarships announced recently by Antarctica NZ.
Friday, 4 September 2020 9:20am
Associate Professor Anne-Marie Jackson has been named joint winner of the 2020 University of Otago Rowheath Trust Award and Carl Smith Medal.
Friday, 4 September 2020 12:12pm
The Centre for Sustainability has a three-year PhD Scholarship available to investigate the uptake and implementation of public policies related to seismic resilience in lower seismic hazard zones in southern New Zealand.
Thursday, 3 September 2020 8:41am
The Centre for Sustainability has several Summer Scholarships available for the summer break.
Thursday, 3 September 2020 10:03am
Otago researchers examining the impacts of post-earthquake cordons on residents and businesses say policy makers should pre-plan for cordon use to minimise negative outcomes.
Thursday, 27 August 2020 1:34pm
Genetics Masters student Anežka Hoskin has been named a Fulbright New Zealand scholar and will start her PhD in genetics at Stanford University in September next year.
Wednesday, 26 August 2020 10:37am
The University of Otago’s leading expert on fibre and textile sciences has produced guidance on factors to consider when choosing or creating a non-medical, reusable fabric mask.
Monday, 24 August 2020 10:21am
The government is allocating $30 million to develop a detailed business case for pumped hydro to address New Zealand’s dry-year storage problem.
Thursday, 20 August 2020 10:23am
Research using fossils from Otago’s controversial Foulden Maar site shows future environmental conditions may be more favourable to plant growth and forest expansion resulting in a global greening effect.
Thursday, 20 August 2020 10:12am
As a child Dr Samuel Macaulay was always on the lookout for creepy-crawlies, now he’s making a career out of it.
Tuesday, 18 August 2020 10:18am
Good things take time, but in addition to completing his long-awaited Masters of Science in Geology Ross Nicolls has also gained a new and lasting life-long friendship.
Monday, 17 August 2020 4:44pm
As the inaugural graduate of the Master of Applied Science in Sport and Exercise Nutrition, Tira Phillipson-Puna is already putting his qualification to great use for high performance sports.
Friday, 14 August 2020 11:45am
Clare Gorman is following in her family’s footsteps and was going to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Geology this weekend prior to this week’s cancellation.