A University of Otago research study based on athletes attending the recent New Zealand Masters Games in Dunedin is likely to attract international interest, organisers say.
Improved science communication would bring New Zealanders ‘‘enormous'' benefits, including from better decisionmaking and enhanced quality of life, says Professor Lloyd Davis, director of New Zealand's first centre dedicated to the communication of science.
This is a believe-it-or-not tale of a rather staunch wild brown mother duck and her brood, which defied attempts to repatriate them many kilometres away from Larnach Castle.
Otago University Students Association welfare officer Tania Cumming is concerned that rising prices at the University Union food court are making it less affordable for students to eat there.
Twelve years, 18,000 hours of voluntary work and more than 6000 plants after Lester Harvey first set out to beautify the Mosgiel rail corridor, he has been named Fonterra Environmentalist of the Year.
The Rev Tokerau Joseph has been inducted as senior minister of the First Presbyterian Church of Otago.
Several senior academic leaders at the University of Otago, as well as award-winning emerging researchers, have signed an open letter to Science Minister Pete Hodgson urging that the Marsden Fund be trebled to counter brain drain worries.
A drum group from Dunedin sister city Shanghai encountered no shortage of fans during performances in the city this week.
The vision of one the world's greatest geniuses will encounter the land of No 8 wire inventors at the Otago Museum in Dunedin this weekend.
Otago Innovation, the University of Otago's commercialisation group, has been boosted by government funding of nearly $3 million.
Mixing work and study has been tough at times, but hotel manager Jaclyn Allison believes her career prospects have been strengthened by the hospitality qualification she will gain from Otago Polytechnic today.
These days the Otago Settlers Association and the Otago Settlers Museum are much more inclusive than they once were.
American researcher Dr Emily Cross, who is a former Fulbright scholar at the University of Otago, has dancing on the brain.
Otago Polytechnic's decision to weave ‘‘education for sustainability'' into all its courses has won high praise from Green MP Metiria Turei and Dr Morgan Williams, the former Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.
Six of the University of Otago's brightest students have gained national Top Achiever Doctoral Scholarships, which provide $25,000 annual allowances to support doctoral study.
Remarkable new evidence of the brain's adaptive power is emerging from University of Otago research involving Gemma Stewart, a teenager who was born without the usual band of fibres linking the brain's two hemispheres.
A Brazil nut kernel a day will keep low selenium levels at bay, according to University of Otago researchers.
Pursuing their research interests at a deeper level is the ‘‘right thing'' for Otago medical students to do, Prof Don Roberton, the University of Otago pro-vicechancellor of health sciences, says.