Otago Daily Times:

Varsity cut backs required to fund building

Varsity cut backs required to fund building

The University of Otago is facing its toughest financial times in more than a decade, with significant savings needed to fund its more than $600 million building programme.

Ladies and gentlemen, please be up standing

Ladies and gentlemen, please be up standing

Prof Barry Taylor, dean of the University of Otago Dunedin School of Medicine, is taking something of a stand over sitting.

Small rise in numbers expected

After four years of falling student numbers, the University of Otago is expecting a modest increase next year.

Students push culinary envelope

Students push culinary envelope

In a culmination of three years of study, the first bachelor of culinary arts students at Otago Polytechnic put on a memorable dinner last week for friends and associates.

Researcher takes up Paterson chair

Researcher takes up Paterson chair

Dr David Tombs, a public theology researcher working in Northern Ireland, will take up the University of Otago's Howard Paterson Chair in Theology and Public Issues early next year.

'Huge relief' as Otago students post first win

A quarter of a century since the last time they last took part in a televised University Challenge quiz event, University of Otago students are back in action, and are still winning.

Otago researchers find new whale genus

Otago researchers find new whale genus

Painstaking detective work by University of Otago paleontologists has led to the discovery of a previously unknown genus of ancient baleen whales, now named Tohoraata, or ''Dawn Whale''.

Iwi pulls out of project

Iwi pulls out of project

Ngai Tahu has withdrawn from a project worth tens of millions to build two student hostels in Dunedin, but says it remains keen on investing elsewhere in the city.

So you're learning te reo? There's an app for that

A new Maori language app has been created following a University of Otago research project on how Dunedin families pass te reo to their children.

Warning over 'memorialisation'

War memorials and much of the associated ''memorialisation'' response, particularly from some senior decision-makers, tended to make future wars more likely, Prof Richard Jackson warned yesterday.

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