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No 'jabs' flu vaccination approach paying off

No 'jabs' flu vaccination approach paying off

Avoiding talk of ''jabs'' and ''shots'' in the staff influenza vaccination campaign at the University of Otago seems to be paying off.

Otago research helping to unlock superfluid mysteries

Otago research helping to unlock superfluid mysteries

One of the most surprising things about exotic superfluids, fluids that form at extremely low temperatures, is just how unsurprising some of their behaviour may be.

Whale family tree catalogued

Whale family tree catalogued

New University of Otago research is providing the most comprehensive picture of the nearly 40million year-long evolutionary history of baleen whales, which are the largest animals ever to live on Earth.

Underwater volcano research excites scientists

Underwater volcano research excites scientists

A world-first international expedition, including University of Otago researchers, is ending, after scientists gained striking new views of an underwater volcano in the Kermadec Islands.

$150,000 grant for researching gout

$150,000 grant for researching gout

If you like a good puzzle: what, if anything, is the connection between gout and striped fish?

Drug film prompts warning

Drug film prompts warning

University of Otago vice-chancellor Prof Harlene Hayne has warned there will be consequences if there is ''overt promotion of illegal behaviour'' at the screening of a Dunedin-inspired documentary about the war on drugs.

Searching for New Zealand's tiniest invaders

Searching for New Zealand's tiniest invaders

The next time you are returning to New Zealand and pass through an airport biosecurity control, spare a thought for some little-known but highly significant research findings by a University of Otago botanist.

Buoyant about trip in recycled-bottle kayak

Buoyant about trip in recycled-bottle kayak

Bokyong Mun was ''a little bit'' worried about setting out on a three-day trip in a kayak made out of recycled plastic bottles.

Otago ties in world first volcano studies

An international expedition, including University of Otago researchers, is gaining striking new views of an underwater volcano in the Kermadec Islands, which recently produced a floating pumice island the size of Israel.

'No panic' over roll decline

'No panic' over roll decline

A decline in student rolls led by an almost 10% drop in domestic first-year students is ''by no means a disaster'', the University of Otago says.

Work to start on $200m varsity projects

Work to start on $200m varsity projects

The University of Otago has committed more than $200 million to future-proofing its Dunedin campus.

Keg party 'very positive overall'

Keg party 'very positive overall'

The future of the Hyde St keg party appears safe despite a handful of drunken incidents marring the annual scarfie drinking session.

Science fiction, fantasy collection on show

Science fiction, fantasy collection on show

On the floor of the de Beer Gallery at the University of Otago central library there is a spot reserved for ardent devotees of science fiction.

OUSA in stoush over fee

OUSA in stoush over fee

A stoush over $22,500 is brewing between Otago University Students' Association and the national body it no longer wants to be a part of.

Rallying for university council role

Rallying for university council role

Dozens rallied on the steps of the Clocktower Building yesterday pushing for student and staff representation on university councils.

Sky's the limit for science engagement

Sky's the limit for science engagement

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 and some have been granted millions of dollars for cutting-edge projects. What are they up to? Reporter John Gibb, in a fortnightly series, does his own research on the researchers.

University roll worry realised

University roll worry realised

Fears of University of Otago first-year student numbers falling for the first time since 2011 appear to be realised, with ''serious'' vacancies at Knox College and Salmond College.

Tools help unlock brain mysteries

Tools help unlock brain mysteries

An advanced set of analytical tools is enabling scientists to gain striking insights into the brain's mysteries and open up new horizons in stroke-related research.

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