Otago University News

Brain health growing issue as NZers age

Brain health growing issue as NZers age

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

Video: Selwyn Ballet and Vice-Chancellor's Christmas Greeting

Video: Selwyn Ballet and Vice-Chancellor's Christmas Greeting

Watch a day in the life of members of the University of Otago's Selwyn Ballet troupe, followed by a Christmas message from the University's Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne.

Oval name change

Oval name change

The Dunedin City Council is to rename the University Oval the University of Otago Oval.

University delays building

University delays building

The University of Otago has delayed the start of construction on two of the largest buildings in its more than $600 million building programme.

Pleased with OUSA's influence in city

Pleased with OUSA's influence in city

The soon-to-depart general manager of Otago University Students' Association believes he is leaving the organisation in good shape.

Graduates told: find your thing and do it

Graduates told: find your thing and do it

Some people see sport as a ''futile endeavour of little consequence'', but it can transform people, communities, and nations.

Pin pulled on paint party

Pin pulled on paint party

The pin has been pulled on a paint party planned for the heart of Dunedin's student area in February.

Boost from graduation ceremonies

Boost from graduation ceremonies

Six University of Otago graduation ceremonies and yesterday's record Otago Polytechnic ceremony are pumping several million dollars into the Dunedin economy as out-of-town relatives flock to the city.

Education for twins parallel process

Education for twins parallel process

If University of Otago software engineering student Smitha Keertipati (22) ever needed any advice about her studies she did not have to go far to seek help.

First 'doctor of commerce' honoured

First 'doctor of commerce' honoured

The University of Otago will confer its first honorary doctor of commerce degree on retired Dunedin business leader and philanthropist Graeme Marsh today.

Humanities 'crisis' hits enrolments

Humanities 'crisis' hits enrolments

Prime Minister John Key saying New Zealand was settled ''peacefully'' is an example of the Government's fading interest in heritage, a leading University of Otago academic says.

Theme of service to others

Theme of service to others

University of Otago medical and physiotherapy graduates should seek happiness through caring for, and learning from, their patients, and not simply by striving for materialistic success.

Hunger aims: focus on hormone-obesity link

Hunger aims: focus on hormone-obesity link

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

Stalwart of student politics finishing

Stalwart of student politics finishing

After a quarter of a century involved in Dunedin student politics, Mark Baxter is about to move on to something new, Vaughan Elder reports.

Great having family in city, graduand says

Great having family in city, graduand says

Maggie Chan and her brother Raymond will have plenty to celebrate when they graduate together from the University of Otago today.

Beer science scholarship to get ahead

Beer science scholarship to get ahead

University of Otago student Bridget Gould is keen on a beer in the sun.

Otago device may join Ebola fight

Otago device may join Ebola fight

A Universityof Otago-developed device expected to be a life-saving addition to the global fight against Ebola is one step closer to being approved for use, following a partnership agreement with a United States firm.

Haul of science prizes

Haul of science prizes

The University of Otago's internationally respected housing and health research team, headed by Prof Philippa Howden-Chapman, has won the Prime Minister's Science Prize, amounting to $500,000.

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