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

Overcoming healthcare information overload
A Massey University PhD student is testing a new way of dealing with information overload when...
Youth gangs - from street to village
A new study of Sāmoan youth gangs in South Auckland has found that sending troubled youth back...
Wastewater study flushes out drug habits
In the first wastewater study of drug use in New Zealand, methamphetamine was the most commonly...
Seeking investment in NZ? Here’s the secret to success
New research by a Massey University master's student provides much-needed insight for early-stage...
New book asks: ‘what does it mean to be a citizen?’
New book asks: 'what does it mean to be a citizen?' What can history tell us about the...
Fostering female leaders through sport
A group of female sport leaders have chosen International Women's Day to launch New Zealand's first...
Listen up – for democracy’s sake
How do you encourage people to listen to views that differ or clash with their own, especially...
Humans may have twice as many functional genes
While some genes in our DNA control the colours of our eyes, hair and even our risk of disease,...
Can Kiwi companies compete when it comes to staff development?
A new Massey University research project will measure the extent to which New Zealand firms invest...
New study finds female journalists paid 26 per cent less
A survey of New Zealand journalists shows female journalists, despite outnumbering men in the...

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