The University of Otago (Māori: 'Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo') in Dunedin is New Zealand's oldest university with over 22,000 students enrolled during 2010. The university has New Zealand's highest average research quality and in New Zealand is second only to the University of Auckland in the number of A rated academic researchers it employs.
Government's Sea Lion move leaves risk to the species
A University of Otago zoology expert has welcomed the Government's launch of a threat management plan to try and ensure the threatened New Zealand Sea Lion's survival.
Researchers discover how soils control atmospheric hydrogen
(Phys.org) —University of Otago researchers are helping to clear up an enduring mystery regarding the composition of the Earth's atmosphere. They have discovered the microbial soil processes that help ensure ...
Expedition to Subantarctic to track climate change
The University of Otago's research vessel the RV Polaris has sailed to the Auckland Islands on an expedition to track climate indicators recorded in sediment deposited on the floor of the Fiords and lakes ...
Yellow-eyed penguins feed in straight lines off the Otago coast
(Phys.org) —A research team at the University of Otago has discovered that the endangered and endemic yellow-eyed penguin forages in straight lines for several kilometres by following furrows in the seafloor scoured out ...
Strange marine mammals of ancient North Pacific revealed
The pre-Ice Age marine mammal community of the North Pacific formed a strangely eclectic scene, research by a Geology PhD student at New Zealand's University of Otago reveals.
Discovery aids in fight against antifungal drug resistance
A University of Otago, New Zealand, research breakthrough from the Sir John Walsh Research Institute is helping pave the way for novel antifungal drugs designed to overcome the world-wide problem of growing resistance to ...
Researchers reveal new New Zealand fossil dolphin
(Phys.org) —A newly recognised fossil dolphin from New Zealand, dubbed Papahu taitapu, is the first of its kind ever found and may be a close relation to the ancestors of modern dolphins and toothed whales, ...
New study revises height of Aoraki/Mt Cook
(Phys.org) —The official height of New Zealand's tallest peak, Aoraki/Mt Cook, is set to fall by 30 metres, following new measurements by University of Otago researchers.
Study: Spirit of Adventure programme fosters longer-term youth resilience
New research from the University of Otago shows that youth programmes, such as the long-running Spirit of New Zealand tall-ship experience, do work to create lasting resilience in our young people.
How onions recognize when to bulb
New research from New Zealand will help to breed new onions tailored to grow in specific conditions.
Plant identification becomes snap
Identifying New Zealand's unique native flora is set to become much easier with the launch of Flora Finder, a smart phone app developed by the University of Otago and MEA Mobile.
Radical new 'Trojan Female' pest control approach shows great promise
An innovative, non-lethal approach to pest management has the potential to become a "game-changer" in providing lasting and effective control in a wide range of insect and animal pests, according to New Zealand scientists ...
Study of salmon sperm success shows need for speed
(Phys.org) —When salmon spawn, males competing to fertilise eggs will win or lose based primarily on their sperm swimming speed, according to a collaborative study by researchers from the University of ...
New Zealand investors better informed on expenses but not on par with Australia, says research
Despite the introduction of new accounting rules effective from 2007, New Zealand companies still have further to go than Australia to show a higher and more internationally-expected level of transparency ...
Study scrutinises self-representation in the legal system
Some of the potential pitfalls of representing yourself in court proceedings have been illustrated by the case of lawyer Davina Murray this week, a University of Otago PhD candidate studying the topic says.