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Students fear 'insurmountable' costs as stipend axed

University of Otago radiation therapy students are preparing to feel the pinch as a stipend for clinical placements is removed from 2016.

Patman drives debate on NZ's future

Patman drives debate on NZ's future

Otago is a province with a rich history of achieving firsts. We have led the way in many fields and that tradition continues. Researchers at the University of Otago are attracting international attention and some have been granted millions of dollars for cutting-edge projects. What are they up to? Reporter John Gibb does his own research on the researchers.

Video: University of Otago flyover

Video: University of Otago flyover

A video from Dunedin's Taylormade of the  University of Otago is attracting huge viewing numbers.

Prof to lead new division

Prof to lead new division

Prof Helen Nicholson move into a new office in the University of Otago's Clocktower building - ''as soon as they have decided where the new office will be'', she says.

Academics win early career awards for 'outstanding' research

Academics win early career awards for 'outstanding' research

Five up-and-coming University of Otago academics have gained Early Career Awards for Distinction in Research.

Students start internships

Four University of Otago College of Education students have recently begun 150-hour internships with education staff at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum.

Record to Otago scholars

University of Otago graduates have received a record five New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women Fellowships to support postgraduate study this year.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship coup for Otago graduate

Gates Cambridge Scholarship coup for Otago graduate

University of Otago graduate Helen Alderson has won a scholarship, funded by one of the world's wealthiest men, to pursue PhD research at Cambridge University.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship coup for Otago graduate

University of Otago graduate Helen Alderson has won a scholarship, funded by one of the world's wealthiest men, to pursue PhD research at Cambridge University.

Spotlight on foreign policy

Spotlight on foreign policy

The University of Otago will soon mark the 50th anniversary of its annual Foreign Policy School by focusing on New Zealand's place in the world.

Running cancer secrets to ground

Running cancer secrets to ground

Otago is a province with a rich history of achieving firsts. We have led the way in many fields and that tradition continues. Researchers at the University of Otago are attracting international attention and some have been granted millions of dollars for cutting-edge projects. What are they up to? Reporter John Gibb does his own research on the researchers.

Uni ordered to pay $8717

The University of Otago has been ordered to pay a former employee $8717 after she was ''unjustifiably dismissed''.

Funding gives study 'breathing space'

Funding gives study 'breathing space'

With Health Research Council funding about to run out, an internationally-recognised University of Otago study has just been thrown a $641,000 lifeline.

Otago students gain Asia scholarships

Otago students gain Asia scholarships

Seventeen University of Otago students have been awarded Prime Minister's Scholarships for Asia to continue their studies there.

Drug policy consultation ends

Consultation on the Otago Polytechnic's proposed new drug and alcohol testing policy has closed after the students' association sent its submission on the policy last night.

Student volunteers quick to lend hand

Student volunteers quick to lend hand

University of Otago student Thomas Wilson swapped his law books for gumboots when he heard of his city's plight.

Glaucoma treatment pioneer feted

Glaucoma treatment pioneer feted

A Dunedin professor who invented the first drainage device for glaucoma has been honoured at a function at the Otago Museum.

Following 'unlucky Otagos' an honour

Following 'unlucky Otagos' an honour

Dean Brosnahan vividly recalls an ''amazing experience'' when filming a documentary about Otago soldiers in World War I.

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