A University of Otago-led research team has taken issue with the ethics and scientific analysis of a study into a much-publicised alien-like "mummy", found in a Chilean desert.
University of Otago geology students Michael Bollen and Sheng Fan have gained national scholarships to support their Antarctic research.
A Dunedin student has returned home after competing in an international innovation contest in France.
Out of all of New Zealand's universities the University of Otago had the highest number of suspected suicides by students, with four last year, and one each in 2015 and 2016.
Otago's ratio of general to academic staff members dropped last year - but it was still the highest of the country's seven largest universities, a comparison report has found.
The discovery that kelp has rafted a record 20,000km to reach the Antarctic highlights the need to tackle the threats to the continent posed by drifting plastic, a University of Otago academic says.
The OUSA is pushing ahead with its plan to get a better deal for assistants in residential colleges appealing to past, present and prospective RAs to get in touch with their experiences.
Otago University has defended sending a communications specialist to Loch Ness to accompany a scientist searching for the mythical monster there.
The University of Otago's finances are in good shape due to extra enrolments in the first semester and delays to building work, its latest financial report says.
The Otago scientist behind the latest quest to find the Loch Ness monster says he feels honoured to receive international recognition after working in the genetics field for nearly three decades.
A big trans-Tasman study, including University of Otago research, provides the most robust evidence to date of causal links between regular teen drinking and drug and alcohol problems in later life.
The number of staff taking voluntary redundancies as part of a University of Otago support services review has reached 149.
The same technique used by University of Otago Prof Neil Gemmell to investigate the truth about the Loch Ness monster has been put to use to learn about the behaviour and diet of NZ's first human inhabitants.
Respected frog specialist Prof Phil Bishop has won the top lifetime achievement award at the Otago Daily Times Regional Science Awards.
As the University of Otago’s School of Physical Education celebrates 70 years, it has announced major changes to its degree structure.
A Californian student on an indigenous exchange to the University of Otago says applying for the programme gave her more insight into her own Cherokee heritage.
Dunedin's getting ready to welcome back uni students next week, but organisers are aiming for a quiet start to the semester rather than boozy celebrations.
A postgraduate university student passionate about saving energy was delighted to win one of 15 energy conservation scholarships given out nationwide this year.
An Otago biomedical scientist says she was "thrilled" to receive $25,000 through a national symposium to find a better way of delivering medicine to patients with hearing problems caused by acute...