The University of Otago has accepted 103 redundancy applications as part of its voluntary redundancy scheme.
Otago's shellfish industry is on high alert again as the marine heatwave starts to take effect, potentially bringing algal blooms which could decimate much of the coast’s marine environment.
Diagnoses of prostate cancer biopsies might soon be taken over by artificial intelligence (AI) systems.
Otago University epidemiologists say NZ needs to move to the Covid-19 Red setting now and make immediate border changes to reduce the impact of Omicron on the community.
Children are being bombarded with a brand name every minute of their waking day — a worrying number of which are for unhealthy foods, new research has found.
As a global shortage of PPE gear starts to bite, University of Otago scientists are helping to develop a method of disinfecting PPE for potential reuse or recycling during the Covid pandemic.
The Tongan volcano that erupted on Saturday showed signs of activity in 2015, but nothing that suggested a large eruption was coming, an Otago scientist says.
University of Otago volcanologist Dr Marco Brenna has been to the area of Tonga that is now the focus of world attention and concern.
Artificial intelligence is fast becoming commonplace across a wide range of sectors - from major industries such as agriculture and manufacturing, to health and entertainment. The Star finds out how it's being utilised in Dunedin.
Growing health concerns associated with nitrate contamination in bottled water has prompted University of Otago researchers to call for water quality testing results to be printed on the labels.
Covid-19 restrictions have forced the cancellation or postponement of some Orientation Week events, including Tent City.
As its vaccine mandate comes into force, the University of Otago is still working with about 50 staff who are not fully vaccinated.
The spate of drownings over the holidays has highlighted the need for open water swimming lessons, a Dunedin water safety researcher says.
"Basically, we’ve got a month of summer, and then things are going to get really, really, quite ugly — unless we’re really lucky."