Vital information for the reduction of bowel cancer in New Zealand has been revealed in a first of its kind study by University of Otago researchers.
A former medical school dean is proposing a lottery system to ease huge pressure on students who now have to get "genius-level marks" to get into medicine.
Dunedin research participants in a University of Otago study, Childhood in a changing Pacific, were thanked last night at Te Tumu School of Maori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies.
A rush to primary sector and construction industry training has spurred a 49% increase in domestic enrolments at Otago Polytechnic.
Fewer commerce and humanities student numbers could help the University of Otago deal with growth elsewhere at the university, chief operating officer Stephen Willis says.
An Otago University medical student who helped her builder's apprentice flatmate watch heart surgery will complete her studies, after an investigation blamed the breach on a "series of misunderstandings".
As closed borders continue to curb international student numbers at the University of Otago, a $13 million budget deficit looms for next year.
A global health conference in Dunedin this week will boost New Zealand’s international reputation for its effective response to Covid-19, organisers say.
It is too early to say whether the proposed $25million University of Otago physical education refurbishment and extension will ever come to fruition, the university’s chief operating officer says.
A new Dunedin-led study shows young New Zealand children receive half their energy intake from ultra-processed foods.
An innovative podcast series titled “Around the World in 80 Discoveries” aims to highlight the diversity of international researchers and scientific research in Dunedin.
An Otago specialist in public health medicine has likened lack of improvement in socio-economic conditions for Maori and Pacific people to a boot on their throat.
University of Otago students and academics will next week contribute a 90-minute segment to an innovative international online video broadcast, commenting on the United States elections.
University of Otago researchers have gained more than $2.7million in career development funds, including for a study to identify patients at greater risk of poor cancer outcomes.
Once underestimated, powerful genomic tracing tools can "help tremendously" to protect New Zealand against Covid-19 even after a vaccine becomes available, Dunedin scientist Dr Jemma Geoghegan says.
Academics Jemma Geoghegan and Nathan Kenny have been awarded $800,000 Rutherford Discovery Fellowships to pursue scientific research in Dunedin.
An agency that promotes international education in Otago is working out how high school pupils from overseas can be encouraged to stay in the region to take up tertiary study.
Award-winning novelist and West Coast newspaper reporter Becky Manawatu has been named as next year’s University of Otago Burns Fellow.