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Massey University has an established pedigree as the leading national university of New Zealand and a major international provider of tertiary education which offers the opportunity for individuals to build value in communities, and enables the development of partnerships to address the big problems of society at a local level and on a global scale.

21st century citizenship

21st century citizenship

As population pressures and climate change increasingly threaten the planet, our researchers seek to lessen the impact.

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Design - for commerce, community and culture

Design - for commerce, community and culture

We're solving complex social, economic and environmental design problems.

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Future food systems

Future food systems

With a rapidly growing global population, food provision is one of the grand challenges of our age.

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Health and wellbeing

Health and wellbeing

Massey is committed to promoting health and wellbeing; not just supporting and managing illness or disease.

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Resource development and management

Resource development and management

We're ensuring a sustainable future by addressing natural resource issues.

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Veterinary, animal and biomedical sciences research

As part of Massey celebrating 50 years of veterinary education (1963-2013) in New Zealand we are featuring some of the current research taking place in our Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences research centres.

Infectious disease control and prevention

New infectious diseases of both humans and animals are emerging at an increasing rate, with most new emerging human diseases being zoonotic (i.e. from animals) in nature. Their effective control requires a comprehensive approach commonly referred to as “One Health”. Find out more...

Visit the mEpiLab website

Health of working dogs

Andrew Worth is a Senior Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery and he is investigating the causes of loss from service of NZ Police Dogs. Andrew hopes to gain a greater understanding of the diseases which cause loss, and find potential strategies for mitigation of loss by modifying police dog breeding criteria. Find out more...

Visit the Centre for Service and Working Dog Health website

Maximising outcomes for sheep farmers

A series of studies has been undertaken by the International Sheep Research Centre to identify optimal feeding regimens for multiple-bearing ewes, develop a 'herb' feed mix and improve scientific learning for farmers. Find out more...

Visit the International Sheep Research Centre website

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Research News

Māori at greater risk of harmful occupational exposures than non-Māori
New findings from the Centre for Public Health Research show Māori are at greater risk of...
Researcher to investigate the impact of sleep on dementia
Life expectancy is increasing and with it the prevalence of sleep problems, which can negatively...
Researching youth wellbeing in New Zealand
Improving youth wellbeing is an increasing priority of policymakers, researchers and politicians in...
Chile’s diaspora explored in Development PhD
Emigrants in search of new opportunities are seen as valuable contributors of new ideas and...
College of Creative Arts shines light on LUX
In less than 10 days the Wellington waterfront will be brilliantly illuminated with events and...
Plant power protects young asthmatics
A study of almost 50,000 New Zealand children has found exposure to green natural environments, and...
Going hungry – PhD exposes reality of food insecurity
A family discussing scavenging for food in rubbish bins and the ethics of killing a pet rabbit for...
Exploring dietary patterns in older adults
The New Zealand population is ageing, with 21 per cent expected to be aged over 65 years by 2031.
Sharp increases in meth supply and declining prices
Findings from the last Massey University Illicit Drug Monitoring System show a sharp rise in the...
Focus of Photival festival on Wellington campus
Photo manipulation in the age of fake news is among hot topics on the agenda at the social...

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