A week-old proposal by the University of Otago and other providers to create a virtual school for rural health remains very much alive despite the Government killing off an alternative school of rural medicine this week.
Gaininge a further $17.6 million will help Healthier Lives researchers, hosted by the University of Otago, to improve health research and counter the obesity epidemic, Prof Jim Mann says.
Six and a-half million dollars was paid out in redundancy money by the University of Otago this year — more than the previous four years combined.
Leading University of Otago scientist Prof Warren Tate has been awarded the Marsden Medal for services to science, an honour earlier won by his late brother, Dr Kevin Tate.
In tackling major climate change challenges, New Zealand can learn positive lessons from the widely destructive 1918 flu pandemic, two academics said in Dunedin yesterday.
A leading Kiwi scientist says his receiving a top science award was a special way to pay tribute to the research of his own late brother.
A University of Otago scientist has joined the Government in condemning Japan's latest whaling expedition into the Southern Ocean.
The University of Otago is predicting its roll will hit a six-year high next year, reaching 18,830 equivalent full-time students (EFTS) despite a national drop in high school leavers also being...
Moves to create a "virtual campus" for rural health training would also improve health services in New Zealand’s rural towns, including those in Otago, Dr Garry Nixon says.
Trouble on a Borneo mountain thought by locals to be paradise is one of the subjects of an award-winning film co-produced by University of Otago academics.
If older people give up driving too soon, they can face possible "serious consequences", including increased risk of isolation and depression, Dr Rebecca Brookland says.
A University of Otago geophysicist is making his 30th trip to the Antarctic, this time to do a seismic survey of the area around the Ross Ice Shelf.
The University of Otago has won an Australasian sustainability award for a green initiative aimed at shrinking its carbon footprint by a third.
New statistics revealed in a University of Otago study show almost one in eight New Zealanders over the age of 15 are on antidepressants.
Boosting Maori academic staff numbers at the University of Otago will be looked at with urgency in the coming months, one of the leaders of a network set up to support them says.
A just-released University of Otago study highlights the need for stronger Government action over sugary drinks, to counter New Zealand's obesity epidemic.
Two University of Otago academics have been recognised for their achievements in the fields of mathematics and genetics, becoming centenary fellows of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
A raft of proposed changes to New Zealand's laws on the division of relationship property are welcome, a University of Otago family law specialist says - but extra safeguards are needed when it...