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12 Sep 2023

Water safety education in range of environments viable tool to reduce drownings

Combining water safety education in both a swimming pool and open water improves...

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...

27 Apr 2023

Ground breaking research on elite snow sport athletes

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

13 Jan 2023

Six minutes of intense exercise boosts key brain protein

Six minutes of high intensity exercise may help maintain a healthy brain and del...

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19 Dec 2022

The whakapapa, mātauranga and tikanga of water safety

Dr Chanel Phillips is having a major influence on the rethinking and rewriting o...

30 Nov 2022

Assessing the knocks: How Otago researchers are helping World Rugby

New Otago research findings about the long-term impact of head injuries in rugby...

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14 Oct 2022

Union Court to be demolished

Preparations are underway for the demolition of Union Court in Union Place West....

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29 Sep 2022

Blues and Golds 2022

The highest degree of sporting, cultural, community and arts achievements among...


08 Sep 2022

Scholarships create connections back to rural communities

Scholarships create connections back to rural communities...

21 Jul 2022

21 July 2022 Adventure skills help participants cope with pandemic restrictions

Psychological skills gained while rock climbing and kayaking helped participants...

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12 Jul 2022

International students excited to be in Dunedin

A common interest in biomechanics has led one University of Otago PhD candidate...


23 Jun 2022

Matariki heralds launch of new Centre of Indigenous Science

Matariki heralds launch of new Centre of Indigenous Science...

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17 Feb 2022

Volleyball champions take out top spots

The ultimate summer plans involve days in the sun surrounded by golden sand and...

28 Oct 2021

Otago researchers identify best water treading technique to prevent drowning

Unless you’re a water-polo player, the “egg-beater” technique may mean little to...

20 Sep 2021

New SOPESES senior lecturer featured in Stuff news

Jeremy Hapeta will join the School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sci...

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10 Sep 2021

Remembering (and forgetting) the 1981 Springbok tour

The narrative of the 1981 Springbok tour continues to reflect New Zealand's anti...

19 Aug 2021

Coastal People: Southern Skies featured in University of Otago Magazine

Associate Professors Anne-Marie Jackson and Chris Hepburn are featured in Issue...

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22 Jun 2021

Hard yards reaping the rewards

It’s no secret that the Otago University Rowing Club is the envy of many others...

17 Jun 2021

Gift acknowledges special role of breast cancer gym, and special mum

On the spur of the moment Eryn Duffy entered a radio competition for $2,000, say...


14 Jun 2021

Otago sports-related research leads NZ Universities in international recognition 

Investigating the connections between sport and wider society has helped the Uni...

01 Apr 2021

World Rugby, New Zealand Rugby, the University of Otago and Prevent Biometrics to undertake ground-breaking community rugby head impact study

Underscoring the continued commitment to furthering head injury prevention in ru...

18 Dec 2020

South African PhD graduate examines Springboks tour

It was a box of documents on the 1981 Springboks tour stored in a farm shed in S...

09 Oct 2020

Otago successful in $69 million of CoRE funding

The University of Otago is proud to announce success in two applications for Ter...

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07 Oct 2020

Grant Harris

Grant Harris had dreams of being the next All Blacks strength and conditioning c...

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08 Sep 2020

Te Whare Tapa Whā Habit Tracker resource

A new workbook resource has been developed to help support the creating of new h...

13 Aug 2020

University of Otago associate professor wins national Tertiary Teaching Excellence award

University of Otago associate professor wins national Tertiary Teaching Excellen...


24 Feb 2020

BEATS symposium celebrates achievements and shares results

BEATS symposium celebrates achievements and shares results...

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17 Feb 2020

Coastal People: Southern Skies researchers feature in He Kitenga

Researchers in the collaboration Coastal People: Southern Skies feature prominen...

Alumni news

Scholarships create connections back to rural communities

Thursday 8 September 2022

The applications for New Zealand Rural Games Trust Scholarships were so impressive, the Trust decided to award two $1000 scholarships instead of one, to second-year Otago students Thomas Menlove and Holly Williams.

Four Honorary Doctorates to mark sesquicentennial

Wednesday 15 May 2019

Four University of Otago Alumni will be recognised for their life's work and their contribution to the University, New Zealand and the world during a special graduation ceremony on 1 June.

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