Friday, 3 April 2020 5:04pm
A recent blog from our colleague Dr James Beattie, University of Victoria.
Monday, 30 March 2020 10:32am
More than three quarters of New Zealand’s retail food waste is being saved from landfill, in stark contrast to Kiwi households, Otago researchers say.
Friday, 27 March 2020 3:32pm
The fast-moving COVID-19 pandemic has seen the international scientific community rallying to detect, understand and combat this global threat.
Wednesday, 11 March 2020 2:27pm
Staff and students are being relocated from the Consumer and Applied Science Building so it can be earthquake strengthened.
Friday, 6 March 2020 12:24pm
Brain Awareness Week starts this weekend. Otago’s very own Brain Health Research Centre brings research together from across departments, and during Brain Awareness Week there are many opportunities to get involved and learn more.
Friday, 28 February 2020 9:08am
Building and connecting the University of Otago’s work in science with the Pacific, in order to contribute to development and help address the region’s challenges, is the priority of Dr Losa Moata’ane.
Wednesday, 26 February 2020 10:54pm
Aotearoa’s One Billion Trees programme is working with the University of Otago’s Department of Botany to deliver a project looking to establish large tracts of native forest directly from seeds.
Wednesday, 26 February 2020 3:07pm
In a discovery which could open new avenues for understanding of the brain, researchers have found similarities between the brain activity of honey bees and humans.
Tuesday, 25 February 2020 11:28pm
If there was a soundtrack to represent the stories of Aotearoa, what would it sound like?
Monday, 24 February 2020 10:48pm
The Built Environment and Active Transport to School (BEATS) Research Programme had two great reasons to get together for its annual symposium last week.
Thursday, 20 February 2020 12:58pm
In a first for quantum physics, University of Otago researchers have “held” individual atoms in place and observed previously unseen complex atomic interactions.
Thursday, 20 February 2020 11:10am
Otago scientists studying sperm whales off the coast of Kaikōura have discovered earthquakes affect their ability to find food for at least a year.
Tuesday, 11 February 2020 1:21pm
Today’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the Department of Human Nutrition’s three new Professors.
Wednesday, 5 February 2020 1:30pm
University of Otago scientists are leading research into the possibility that the shallow submarine vents off New Zealand’s volcanic Whakaari/White Island could provide a natural laboratory to study the impacts of future climate change on our oceans.
Tuesday, 4 February 2020 2:12pm
New research has reinforced that the way the town of Franz Josef Glacier is situated and occupied could mean a very real and significant loss of life and property when the Alpine Fault next ruptures.
Friday, 31 January 2020 8:59am
With summer water safety a key priority for the start of another school year, new research shows teaching water safety in a range of natural open water environments, in contrast to learning in a swimming pool, may be more beneficial for learning.
Monday, 20 January 2020 11:43am
A world-class food engineering educator and researcher has been named this year’s Harraways 1867 Visiting Professor as a guest of the University of Otago.
Wednesday, 15 January 2020 3:41pm
More than half of aged care residents are not eating enough and are missing out on essential vitamins and other nutrients despite being offered a variety of food, Otago research shows.
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 12:01pm
World leaders in reptile and amphibian research say there is an urgent international need to acknowledge the evidence for global climate change and take immediate action to help save these vulnerable animals.
Friday, 20 December 2019 1:12pm
Geology’s Professor Ewan Fordyce has received two significant awards, honouring his contributions to his field.
Thursday, 19 December 2019 3:24pm
The old catchphrase “the only good shark, is a dead shark” is something that Rob Lewis and the University’s NZ Marine Studies Centre (NZMSC) are aiming to squash this summer.
Tuesday, 17 December 2019 11:14am
A new scientific study headed by the University of Otago has revealed important clues as to how Southern Ocean ecosystems responded to past global climate change events.
Thursday, 12 December 2019 10:31pm
Chemistry may be a tough subject but Dr David McMorran’s teaching makes it accessible for his students.
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 5:09pm
Professor Richie Poulton, as Otago’s 2019 Distinguished Research Medal Award recipient and Director of The Dunedin Study, presented his public talk to a packed theatre last week.
Friday, 6 December 2019 10:00am
New research from the University of Otago has found the sensitive West Antarctic Ice Sheet collapsed during a warming period just over a million years ago when atmospheric carbon dioxide levels were lower than today.
Monday, 2 December 2019 10:55am
New Zealand is widely regarded as one big adventure playground, and a new study by the University of Otago has shed new light on the importance of engaging with the adventure recreation opportunities.
Thursday, 28 November 2019 9:25am
Two outstanding Otago academics are among 19 new Ngā Ahurei a Te Apārangi Fellows to be elected to the Academy of the Royal Society Te Apārangi.
Wednesday, 27 November 2019 9:30am
A world-leading Antarctic project investigating how ecosystems in the Ross Sea region might respond to climate change is to be led by Otago’s Associate Professor Miles Lamare.
Thursday, 21 November 2019 9:27am
An Otago undergraduate student has received a prestigious scholarship to continue the work of researchers from the Psychology Department.
Thursday, 14 November 2019 9:48pm
Head of Botany Associate Professor David Orlovich still has a smile on his face after receiving the good news of his team’s recent Marsden Fund grant success.
Monday, 11 November 2019 9:47am
University of Otago Zoologists reactions to Hoiho, New Zealand’s endemic and yellow-eyed penguin winning Bird of the Year are bittersweet, and call for better management from agencies tasked with their conservation.
Thursday, 7 November 2019 10:06am
Science engagement at school continues to decline despite global issues being increasingly informed by scientific research and a growing need for more science-related careers.
Thursday, 31 October 2019 10:42am
We are providing three PhD scholarships and fees to students who are interested in looking at solutions to climate change problems for Māori communities. Students would join in a multi-disciplinary team of academics, private sector and Crown Research Institute individuals, along with recent Māori social science graduates from Otago University.
Wednesday, 23 October 2019 10:00am
Otago scientists have made an important discovery in understanding the role a particular protein plays to impair memory in Alzheimer’s disease, which could lead to more effective treatment in future.
Tuesday, 22 October 2019 9:04am
A world-class research facility producing filtered air 100,000 times cleaner than outside air, is the newest addition to the University of Otago’s Mellor Laboratory.
Friday, 18 October 2019 9:37am
Two University of Otago scientists have received prestigious awards at the New Zealand Research Honours gala this evening.
Thursday, 17 October 2019 1:20pm
Otago has won a competition with its videoconference provider, Zoom, for its innovative use of videoconferencing.
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 2:55pm
Two University of Otago researchers have been awarded Rutherford Discovery Fellowships and will receive NZD$800,000 each over five years.
Tuesday, 15 October 2019 11:08am
A research group that is actively encouraging active transport to school by adolescents and making a contribution towards New Zealand’s growing issue of insufficient physical activity, has received the University of Otago 2019 Research Group Award.
Wednesday, 9 October 2019 9:02am
The exemplary teaching skills of Dr David McMorran have been recognised with a National Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award by Ako Aotearoa.