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Leading with the world’s best - New Zealand’s most highly ranked sport and exercise science programme, in terms of research and employer reputation.

The 2017 QS World University rankings confirm that Otago is New Zealand’s leading teaching and research university in Sport and Exercise Sciences. Otago ranked 7th out of 1,127 universities worldwide based on national and international academic reputation, research and reputation of our graduates amongst employers. The 7th place global score is the highest ranking of any department at any New Zealand University.

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News & Events

Nominations open for Otago Science Awards

A call is being made to recognise Otago’s science heroes with nominations now open for the biennial Otago Daily Times Otago Science Awards – a joint initiative between the New Zealand International Science Festival and the ODT. Nominations can be made online via the New Zealand International Science Festival scifest.org.nz website and will close on Thursday 28 June at 5pm. Winners will be announced at the launch of the New Zealand International Science Festival on Friday 6 July.

Proposed New Curriculum for 2019

The School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences staff are pleased to announce our new 2019 curriculum (subject to final approval).

Highlanders coaching staff head back to school for the day

With the Highlanders Super Rugby side at the top end of the Super Rugby points table and currently unbeaten in 2018, it’s no surprise their coaching staff are looking for every opportunity to maintain the side’s peak performance.