Celebrated Scottish novelist Val McDermid is travelling to the University of Otago to take up a three-year visiting professor role in the Division of Humanities.
Reintroducing bats, tuatara and native birds into NZ's cities is not beyond the realms of imagination, two University of Otago zoologists say - if cat owners become more aware of the benefits keeping their pet indoors.
Teaching young women from war-torn countries and hearing about their struggles puts a different perspective on higher education, a former Otago student says.
The two University of Otago students recently diagnosed with meningococcal disease have been discharged from hospital, the region's medical officer of health says.
More than 100 people turned out yesterday to meet this year’s 2018 University of Otago Arts Fellows, gaining insights into their motivation, inspiration and aspirations.
Students and staff at Studholme College in Dunedin have been offered antibiotics, after a student was diagnosed with meningococcal disease yesterday.
A tradition of giving students explicit nicknames at Selwyn College goes back at least 18 years, a former resident claims.
Staff and students at Studholme College have been offered antibiotics, after a student was diagnosed with meningococcal disease today becoming the third student to be affected this year.
A naked man who threw a live rooster into a lecture theatre at the University of Otago earlier this month remains at large.
A University of Otago academic made honorary chieftain of an African village plans to work with local leaders to improve residents' access to healthcare.
After allegations of bullying at Selwyn College, the students' association there cannot hold its formal meetings without an observer - a move which has sparked rights concerns.
The cultural kaleidoscope which makes up the student body at the University of Otago was on display yesterday, during the annual Cultural Carnival.
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.