Cuts to student support in yesterday's Budget will allow the Government to put more emphasis on engineering, science and research, Minister for Tertiary Education Steven Joyce says.
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.
Tests on beehives since the varroa mite was first found in Dunedin last month show the devastating bee parasite has spread throughout the city.
The Otago Polytechnic recorded an operating surplus of more than $3 million last year, its highest.
A "sighting"of a ghost known as the Grey Lady has terrified residents at Cumberland College, and staff have called in the University of Otago chaplain to calm students at the hall of residence.
An Otago Polytechnic initiative to bring laptops and tablet computers into the homes of elderly people aims to help solve social isolation by introducing them to online social media, chief executive Phil Ker says.
The Otago University Students' Association (OUSA) says it is in a good financial position despite a deficit of more than $800,000 last year.
Long before she was dubbed the "runaway millionaire", Kara Hurring was just another pupil at Tokomairiro High School in Milton.
A government review into the model used to fund research at New Zealand universities will look into allegations institutions have been "gaming" the system and that it has led to unrealistic workloads for academic staff.
The model used to rank research quality at New Zealand universities has caused a large number of redundancies at the University of Otago and put academics off studying local issues, a union representative at the university says.
The approval of a $3 million refurbishment to turn the former art gallery at Logan Park into a sports hub is a "great coup" for the city, a spokesman for Otago Polytechnic, which will become the biggest tenant of the facility, says.
Chief Coroner Judge Neil MacLean has welcomed a University of Otago study which will look into whether coroners' recommendations are being ignored or are acted on and helping to save lives.
Otago University Students' Association (OUSA) president Logan Edgar has called on the Government to keep student representation on university councils.
A decline of almost 20% in the number of people getting work through Student Job Search (SJS) in Otago has been caused by a drop in the number of one-off jobs advertised through the service.
The University of Otago says there will be a difference between how much it costs to rebuild its earthquake-damaged Christchurch campus and what it can recover from insurance.
Restricting the student allowance to four years of study punishes medical students and postgraduates and will push them overseas, critics of the change say.
A drinking game played by students in Dunedin called "possum" -- where participants get drunk up trees -- has made headlines across the world after a story was published in the Otago Daily Times on Wednesday.
Staff at the Dunedin Botanic Garden are concerned about the growing popularity of a drinking game called "possum", in which participants sit in trees and drink large amounts of alcohol.
The University of Otago has spent $5.5 million on land next to Christchurch Hospital as it seeks to "consolidate" its operations in the city.
The University of Otago's financial position has been described as "sound" despite lower-than-budgeted student numbers.