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

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With less than two weeks till the opening of the Myriad Faces of War symposium, its relevance to...
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Social media making academia more user-friendly
Ivory tower tweeters, Instagrammers and bloggers are using social media to break down barriers and...
Funding for innovative health research
Three Massey University researchers have been awarded a combined $450,000 to explore poverty and...
Central Otago Lakes now more unaffordable than Auckland
The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report shows Central Otago Lakes has now surpassed...
Could sleep disruption during pregnancy trigger depression?
A research study is looking to measure the sleep and mental health of new mothers throughout their...
Nationwide study shows emerging leptospirosis strain
Massey University researchers have found that a strain of leptospirosis may be more frequent in New...
Deadly pathogen to cure itself?
A Massey professor of microbiology has led new research that could yield a vaccine against an...
Living well in care homes
Treating elderly people in long-term care facilities with respect and dignity significantly...

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