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University to build animal research lab

An artist's impression of the University of Otago's new $50 million animal research and teaching facility. Image: supplied
The University of Otago has announced plans for a $50 million, five-storey animal research facility.

Polytech launches degree in China

Polytech launches degree in China

The Otago Polytechnic has broken new ground by launching an engineering technology degree in China, which will eventually bring up to 120 Chinese students to Dunedin each year.

Finding right medium

Finding right medium

Otago Polytechnic fashion design student Alice Baird adjusts one of her creations for a photo shoot in Crawford St, Dunedin, on Thursday, with models (from left) Abby Anderson, Bonnie O'Donoghue and Laura Adams.

Research funding hailed

Research funding hailed

The University of Otago anticipates it will benefit to the tune of "several million dollars'' from extra funding for research announced in yesterday's Budget.

Students happy to get jab

Students happy to get jab

University of Otago students lined up for free flu vaccinations at a temporary clinic on campus yesterday.

Ancient genetic links revealed

Ancient genetic links revealed

International scientists co-led by a University of Otago researcher have sequenced the mitochondrial genome of an ancient Phoenician man, who once lived in Tunisia, in Northern Africa, and revealed surprising European links.

Staff cuts necessary: polytechnic

Staff cuts to the Otago Polytechnic's School of Architecture Building and Engineering were "absolutely'' necessary despite a recent increase to the school's roll, the acting head of school says.

Otago students earn masonic grants

Otago students earn masonic grants

A $10,000 masonic postgraduate scholarship is supporting University of Otago research that aims to help low-income people overcome stress arising from financial pressures.

Polytech enrolments defy expectations

Polytech enrolments defy expectations

Enrolments at the Otago Polytechnic have "remained strong'' despite a drop in numbers across the tertiary sector, chief executive Phil Ker says.

Carpentry student a 'natural'

Carpentry student a 'natural'

Otago Polytechnic carpentry student Megan Roberts spends her days surrounded by 22 males, but it is her ability rather than her gender which makes her stand out, her tutor says.

'Doctor' John embraces the moment

'Doctor' John embraces the moment

John Egenes has performed in front of thousands, with high-profile musicians such as Lyle Lovett, Pete Seeger, Nanci Griffith, Jerry Jeff Walker and Guy Clark.

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