University of Otago stories
Virtual reality app reduces phobias through NZ trial
Virtual reality (VR) therapy could help people overcome phobias, according to a trial at the University of Otago in New Zealand.
LINQ system shows University of Otago could save 10,000 hours of time
LINQ's modelling showed by consolidating five systems into one, the university could reallocate 10,000 hours of time - the equivalent of six full-time staff.
University of Otago to be anchor tenant for new Datagrid facility
University of Otago to become anchor tenant for NZ's first carbon-neutral hyperscale data centre, built in Southland.
Govt funds research into solar tsunamis, decolonising algorithms and more
With $187 million in grants going to research across Aotearoa New Zealand, we look at a few of the tech-related projects that have been given funding.
Could Air NZ use downtime to digitally transform NZ’s health systems?
Air New Zealand's expertise in app development could help overhaul funding and IT systems in the healthcare sector, says a University of Otago expert.
Kiwi EdTech software innovation goes international
SimPHARM, a state of the art simulation tool developed at the University of Otago and now commercially licensed by a United States-based company.
Why computers should select business leaders – Otago study
In the near future, machines are going to have a say in who we select as leaders in organisations.
Breakthrough research to revolutionise internet communication
Every email, cell phone call and website visit is encoded into data and sent around the world by laser light.
Hawaiki cable accelerates NZ/US collaboration
The REANNZ Hawaiki cable capacity has successfully transferred 37 million files across the Pacific Ocean, revealing massive potential.
Smartphone GPS gains new potential with research out of NZ
The University of Otago and Perth’s Curtin University have collaborated to drastically improve the accuracy of smartphone location services.
Otago experts to work with Government on AI framework
University of Otago's AI experts invited by NZ government to develop AI and predictive analytics framework #ArtificialIntelligence #NewZealand.
Machine learning is great but does it need regulation?
Otago Uni’s Artificial Intelligence and Law in New Zealand Project think legislation should be a major consideration during the Kiwi AI revolution.
ACC’s computer-aided decision-making questioned by Otago experts
University of Otago researchers warn of potential dangers in using computer-based risk prediction models for government departments.
Nelson biology students work with scientists in the field
Nearly 200 Year 13 Biology students get hands-on science experience at the Cawthron Aquaculture Park, working with mussels and earning NCEA credits.
Otago's online MBA among the world's best
New Zealand's online MBA programme ranks fourth in the world, according to CEO magazine. The University of Otago is praised for staff quality and international diversity.
Meet Morpheus, the app training Otago Uni's health students
New augmented reality app 'Morpheus' developed by University of Otago enables students to visualise drug structures.
NZ and Aus govt need to step up online, study finds
A new study has found that central government agencies in New Zealand and Australia are performing poorly in terms of online responsiveness.
University of Otago hosts 'From State to Social Media' event
National and overseas speakers have been invited to explore the complex and evolving interaction between states and ‘old’ and ‘new’ forms of media.
Can wearable tech predict patient decline?
University of Otago students have tested if wearable fitness tech can predict a patient's decline.
Do dropping tertiary rolls mean slim times for suppliers?
Tertiary enrolments are set to topple going into 2016, but it is uncertain how this will impact the demand for IT resources in the tertiary sector.
NZ government launches Ageing Well, the latest national science challenge
Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has launched the Ageing Well National Science Challenge, one of 11 planned by the government to tackle th.
Kiwi scientists make breakthrough in quantum computer storage
Scientists at the Australian National University (ANU) and the University of Otago have achieved a major breakthrough in computer storage.
University of Otago providing anytime, anywhere access to virtual resources with Citrix
Cloud technologies, like those we’ve deployed from Citrix, will continue to influence our IT strategy in the coming years as we explore the most secure and economical ways to give staff and students complex flexibility to get their work done, regardless of location or device.
New Maori language app to help Dunedin families speak te reo
Aki is a free Māori language vocabulary and phrase-learning app for iPhones and iPads that involves participants in an interactive game. Its aim is to develop Māori language skills.