Tuesday, 18 January 2022 2:32pm
Kiwi scientists have developed a shipping container-based unit to disinfect N95 masks and other PPE, so it can be potentially reused and safely recycled
Friday, 14 January 2022 1:58pm
Huhu grubs have long been prized as a traditional food source and their nutritional value has just been analysed by University of Otago researchers for the first time.
Monday, 20 December 2021 8:41am
When Darryl Pupi first arrived at Otago from Samoa as an undergraduate he knew he wanted to work in the health field, he just didn’t know in what capacity.
Thursday, 16 December 2021 9:55am
The arrival of humans, and the kiore (Pacific rat) they brought with them, has been well documented as bringing about major changes to Aotearoa New Zealand’s environment, but what about their pets?
Thursday, 16 December 2021 9:36am
The John Clark Memorial Prize for postgraduate mathematics has been created to honour the contribution and memory of Associate Professor John Clark, who taught at Otago from 1970 until his retirement in 2013.
Tuesday, 14 December 2021 8:44am
It’s a big change going from constant blackouts to 24-hour electricity, but Aminat Razaq hopes it will be one that comes soon for Nigeria.
Tuesday, 14 December 2021 9:14am
It’s tough enough moving across the world to undertake a PhD in a foreign country. How about adding two toddlers, a COVID lockdown and a husband trapped offshore with the borders closed?
Tuesday, 14 December 2021 11:26am
PhD graduate Ashleigh Barrett-Young is making great leaps forward in understanding the scientific links between our eyes and our brain.
Monday, 6 December 2021 9:04am
Science Communication master’s student Alice Neilson has thrown a little light on a number of diverse research projects during her internship this year.
Thursday, 2 December 2021 10:30am
The first recipient of a prestigious scholarship named in honour of one of Aotearoa’s leading Māori health researchers says the award has enriched her academic and cultural journeys.
Tuesday, 30 November 2021 8:42am
Receiving an international fellowship and being able to use the $25,000 award to further her studies into anxiety and mental health “means the world” to Dr Olivia Harrison.
Friday, 26 November 2021 11:30am
Ascending the well-worn steps and heaving open the wooden doors to the Geology Department provokes an immediate connection with our human and cultural history.
Monday, 22 November 2021 11:04am
Otago-based neuroscientist Dr Olivia Harrison has been awarded a global fellowship to further her research into understanding anxiety, and how the way we perceive mental health can in-turn influence our response.
Friday, 19 November 2021 10:47am
Outstanding Otago research about the scattering of light has been published in respected international journal Science.
Thursday, 18 November 2021 10:36am
Scientists have planted their first tree in a project which focuses on ecological teaching, research, and environmental management of the small peninsula near Portobello in the Otago Harbour.
Monday, 15 November 2021 10:09am
New research by the University of Otago and the Department of Conservation provides evidence that moa may have been indigenous on Rakiura / Stewart Island shortly after human arrival.
Tuesday, 9 November 2021 1:04pm
The Division of Sciences extends congratulations to the following researchers who were successful in securing funding from the 2021 Marsden Fund, Te Pūtea Rangahau a Marsden.
Monday, 8 November 2021 3:52pm
A new Professorial Chair in Freshwater Sciences at the University of Otago is being established with the support of a substantial gift from Emerita Professor Dame Carolyn Burns CBE.
Thursday, 28 October 2021 12:46pm
Unless you’re a water-polo player, the “egg-beater” technique may mean little to you. But new research from the University of Otago has found it may be the most effective skill you can learn to prevent drowning.
Wednesday, 20 October 2021 4:07pm
Researchers in an international alliance exploring green hydrogen technologies can now push ahead with building their relationship, with funding secured for the venture.
Monday, 18 October 2021 2:34pm
The University of Otago has formally partnered with the Pacific Community.
Friday, 15 October 2021 7:55am
A new species of endemic frog discovered from fossils in North Canterbury has been named in recognition of the late Professor Phil Bishop (1957–2021).
Thursday, 14 October 2021 8:52am
A new species of endemic frog discovered from fossils in North Canterbury has been named in recognition of the late Otago Professor Phil Bishop (1957–2021) for his worldwide services to amphibian research and conservation.
Thursday, 7 October 2021 9:35am
A University of Otago researcher has discovered a brain signal that will help improve the diagnosis and treatment of anxiety disorders.
Thursday, 30 September 2021 10:22am
Changing the Building Code to enforce construction of highly energy-efficient housing could help New Zealand reach its 100 per cent renewable energy goal, a University of Otago-led study shows.
Tuesday, 28 September 2021 3:45pm
Professor Janet Stephenson's Inaugural Professorial Lecture: Culture and Sustainability has been recorded and is available to view.
Wednesday, 22 September 2021 9:10am
Newly appointed Centre for Sustainability Director Associate Professor Caroline Orchiston wants to bring her “passion for applied research that makes a difference to our society” to the role.
Thursday, 16 September 2021 9:51am
New research highlights the impact of one of the world's most widely used insecticides on stream macroinvertebrate communities in the context of climate change.
Friday, 10 September 2021 9:38am
A 170m-long record of marine sediment core from Antarctica is yielding new insights into the complex relationship between sea ice, the productivity of marine plankton, and climate change.
Friday, 10 September 2021 10:05am
This weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the history-defining Eden Park Springboks rugby match.
Thursday, 9 September 2021 10:31am
Before humans made their way to New Zealand, the critically endangered flightless parrot known as the kākāpō likely numbered in the hundreds of thousands.
Monday, 6 September 2021 10:06am
People would rather give information to other people, although an anonymous avatar might be preferred if the information being shared is embarrassing, University of Otago research has found.
Thursday, 2 September 2021 10:52am
New Zealand should introduce guidelines to limit youth heading in football similar to those introduced internationally, a University of Otago researcher suggests.
Monday, 30 August 2021 8:57am
Aimee Clark grew up by the beach in Napier and spent her time exploring the natural world, whether it was in real-life or on TV.
Tuesday, 24 August 2021 9:52am
The Pacific Ocean was part Willie Naitoko’s daily life as he grew up within a stone’s throw of the sea in Tonga’s capital city Nuku’alofa.
Monday, 23 August 2021 1:56pm
The University has signed Memoranda of Understanding with Ngā Iwi i Te Rohe o Te Waiariki and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
Friday, 20 August 2021 11:50am
An injury that almost ruined Brionne Fleming’s time at University could ironically be the focus of her future career.
Wednesday, 18 August 2021 10:27am
An international team of researchers led by the University of Otago and Western University, Canada, is investigating how wastewater can provide an accurate picture of COVID‑19 cases in a population and detect emerging variants of concern.
Wednesday, 18 August 2021 3:55pm
New Zealand’s first rigorous estimates of possum density in urban areas has been published by the University of Otago, forming baseline data for predator control modelling and planning for the country’s Predator Free 2050 vision.
Thursday, 12 August 2021 12:03pm
A University of Otago study has revealed new evidence of rapid evolution in New Zealand’s native insect species in response to increased exposure to wind from the loss of shelter due to deforestation.