Otago University

Encouraging more high-fliers

The pay figures of University of Otago and Southern District Health Board staff published by this newspaper last weekend provide good news for the city, particularly given the recent focus on job losses, restructuring and the resulting uncertainty.

Rates, the university and fairness

If the University of Otago paid rates as private commercial and residential owners do, they would pay several million dollars. Other Dunedin City Council and the Otago Regional Council ratepayers, as a consequence, would all pay substantially less than at present.

University makes cuts

University makes cuts

the University of Otago's divisions have responded to a call to find cuts as the university faces a tight budget, vice-chancellor Prof Harlene Hayne says.

Student enrolments down

Student numbers at the University of Otago have taken another hit, with total enrolments for the year now expected to be 1.9% down on last year.

More concerned about lack of jobs

More concerned about lack of jobs

A lack of jobs for graduates is of more concern than the changes to student allowances and student loans included in yesterday's Budget, a group of University of Otago students flatting in North Dunedin say.

University works to lure top students

University works to lure top students

The University of Otago is working hard to position itself as an attractive institution for top-achieving students, to prevent higher numbers of what Prime Minister John Key's science adviser calls "scholarship kids" from going overseas to study.

Earnings from Student Job Search placements rise 39%

University of Otago students employed through Student Job Search (SJS) earned $2 million in paid work in the first three months of this year, a 39% increase on the corresponding period last year.

'Hocken' building to go on historic register

'Hocken' building to go on historic register

While the University of Otago's former Hocken building might "polarise" opinion, the award-winning modernist building has received category one registration with the Historic Places Trust - and becomes one of the youngest buildings to receive that registration.

Super Speakers for university

A line-up of top drawer business leaders will feature at several speaking dates being hosted by the University of Otago's MBA programme this month.

Sports centre prepared for exam

Sports centre prepared for exam

More than 700 students will sit an Australian-administered undergraduate medicine and health sciences admission test in Dunedin today.

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