Otago Daily Times:

Hayne hails Labour's funding promise

Hayne hails Labour's funding promise

Universities will be forced to cut the quality of education they provide if the Government does not increase funding, University of Otago vice-chancellor Prof Harlene Hayne says.

NZ's high graduation rate poser

NZ's high graduation rate poser

University of Otago senior academic Prof Richie Poulton has urged Otago graduates to make their own luck and become ''expert'' listeners, learning from the ''wise people'' around them.

'Very, very happy' to complete degree

'Very, very happy' to complete degree

Mature student Wallie Waudby is ''over the moon'' to be graduating from the University of Otago with a BA in history today.

Uni top on two counts

Uni top on two counts

The University of Otago has again out-performed all other New Zealand universities in annually released league tables measuring student performance.

Research publishing app boost for academics

Research publishing app boost for academics

Failure to cope with growing pressures to publish their research can be disastrous for some promising young academics, Associate Prof James Maclaurin says.

Outside firm caused cost blow-out

A budget blow-out in the University of Otago's upgrade of Toroa College was caused by a $1.335 million mistake made by a staff member of an external quantity surveying company.

Research findings graduate's reward

Research findings graduate's reward

Yoga practitioner Lesley Ward is ''very excited'' to be graduating from the University of Otago this week, but is equally delighted with the health benefits highlighted in her recent yoga therapy research.

Toroa College $1m budget blowout

Toroa College $1m budget blowout

The cost of the University of Otago's upgrade and expansion of Toroa College has blown out further - it is now almost $1 million over budget.

Sports drinks: Should kids be using them?

Sports drinks: Should kids be using them?

Kids playing weekend games want heavily marketed sports or caffeinated drinks but a public health researcher says their choices are unhealthy and of little help on the field.

Aoraki student losses worst as rivals grow

The bad news continues for Aoraki Polytechnic, with new data showing it is losing students faster than any other New Zealand university or polytechnic.

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