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Fulbright-National Geographic digital storytelling fellow to study NZ seabirds

For the first time, New Zealand will host a fellow for nine months as part of the prestigious Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship.

School kids help remove stigma of dementia

A research project involving a partnership between a university, primary school and a rest home is helping to remove stigma associated with dementia.

Procrastinating student publishes research on… procrastinating students

Rebecca Olsen, a PhD student at Victoria University, is investigating whether vividly visualising a future desired outcome could help people get to their goals, and control the urge to hit the couch rather than work on their dreams.

Want smart kids? Try short bursts of activity to boost brain power

Short bursts of intensive exercise can boosts kids' brain power - and has benefits for children with learning difficulties or conditions such as autism, a new Kiwi study suggests.

New scholarship to support greenhouse gas research

A new $400,000 scholarship programme to build global expertise on climate change, agriculture and food security has been announced.

Will a new School of Rural Medicine really meet rural health needs?

The Government says a new School of Rural Medicine will be established to produce more doctors for our rural communities. However, opponents question whether the new school will address urgent, longer-term rural health needs.

Ground broken for $200m new agricultural research facility

A new agricultural facility in Canterbury is hoped to encourage better collaboration between university and industry researchers

More action needed on balance between student well-being and learning: NZCER

A recent survey canvassing primary and intermediate schools demonstrates that the message is getting through: student well-being, behaviour, and learning are closely linked.

Most Kiwis think health research should be a priority – poll

A recent poll suggests that New Zealanders think more health research and investment should be one of the Government's highest priorities.
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Are our school leavers Asia-ready?

The Asia New Zealand Foundation has released the results of its 2016 school leavers survey ‘Losing Momentum – School Leavers’ Asia Engagement’, which looked at the Asia-readiness of our year 12 and 13 students....
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