The University of Otago has revealed it paid $6.75 million
for the 128-room Dunedin hotel it bought last month.
The heat was on at a chilli-eating competition in Dunedin
last night, contestants chewing through tear-jerking amounts
of some of the world's hottest chilli varieties.
The Otago University Debating Society (OUDS) has been given a
$25,000 grant by vice-chancellor Prof Harlene Hayne to allow
it further opportunities to compete on the world stage.
The University of Otago is set to spend an unprecedented
amount on new buildings, with planning under way for its
''two largest capital projects ever'', chief operating
officer John Patrick says.
A potentially life-saving device developed by the University
of Otago to detect parasites living in humans has received
backing from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
The Otago University Students' Association has set aside more
than $6 million to fund future projects and provide insurance
in case it cannot reach a funding agreement with the
Students who have an exaggerated belief they have ''a right
to success'' are more likely to struggle, come exam time, a
University of Otago study shows.
The editor of University of Otago
student magazine Critic has stepped down, following an
employment dispute which led to police being called to the
office earlier this month.
More Canterbury high school leavers are moving south to the
University of Otago, with the Canterbury earthquakes
continuing to influence where people choose to study.
The Government is not doing enough to attract engineering and
construction students in the face of rising demand due to the
Christchurch rebuilding and a housing shortage, Otago
Polytechnic chief executive Phil Ker says.
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