We need farsighted university councils, not myopic ones, writes Lesley Francey, the national president of the Tertiary Education Union.
University of Otago
Three University of Otago staff have opted for voluntary severance but forced redundancies have not been needed in the restructuring of the university's former social work and community development department.
The University of Otago has deleted the bachelor of tourism from its roster of conferred degrees, and the qualification will revert to a major subject in the bachelor of commerce degree.
A University of Otago law student team has reached the quarterfinals in a high-powered World Trade Organisation mooting competition, held recently in Europe.
Blocking the action of one key enzyme offers new hope to reduce inflammatory damage linked with several diseases, including cystic fibrosis and Alzheimers disease, University of Otago Prof Tony Kettle says.
Public speakers can sometimes experience such a severe case of nerves they wish they could just disappear.
University of Otago chancellor John Ward has been reappointed to the head governance role on the university council for 2012.
The University of Otago reportedly has plans to construct a multimillion-dollar building in Christchurch.
Criticisms from a University of Otago council member about the perceived bias of media when reporting about student disciplinary matters appear out of touch with the tertiary institution's own restrictive communication policy.
University of Otago law students have won two contests in annual law student competitions in Australia, in the best overall outcome for Otago students in 19 years of participating in the event.
A rolling stone may gather no moss, but University of Otago moss researchers are clearly on a roll when it comes to gathering national botany prizes.
Plagiarism policy at the University of Otago was amended at a meeting yesterday.
Steven Joyce has vowed to do all he can to encourage universities to be more actively involved in their business communities when he becomes the Minister of Business, Innovation and Employment on July 1.
Dunedin tertiary institutes have topped the tables again, their students ranked as having the highest completion rate of degree-level qualifications in New Zealand.
For the first time in history, the human race has the technology and resources to end "the worst of global poverty" but the political will is lacking, University of Otago professor Andrew Bradstock has warned.
The latest University of Otago students may enjoy more electronic support than their peers in earlier generations, but often face greater pressures, university senior staff said yesterday.