Massey Research

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

Making sure blueberry juice worth the squeeze
A Massey University student has developed a tool to help local processors keep the health-promoting...
Primary schools sought for health and wellness week study
More children are sought for New Zealand's first-ever comprehensive investigation measuring the...
Employers must adapt to older workers’ needs
Employers will need to consider more flexible work schedules and reduced hours to accommodate the...
Study explores life-changing impact of near death
A Massey University psychology researcher is looking for people who want to share their near-death...
Yeast key to understanding cell division
A team of scientists has discovered that a protein in common baker's yeast helps control cell...
Advancing the science of reintroduction
Although New Zealand has a long history of attempting to reintroduce native species into their...
Research explores winning off the rugby field in Samoa
As much as NZD $21 million is sent back back to the Pacific Islands annually by Pasifika athletes...
Auckland continues to break affordability records
The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report shows that homes in Auckland are now 56 per...
Review tests leptospirosis vaccination success
Massey University scientists have been awarded $480,000 to find out whether the vaccination of...
Growing innovation in the primary industries
Nearly 100 scientists and industry leaders in plant science are discussing how to grow innovation...

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