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

Breast cancer PhD research wins Massey 3MT
Research on the "cross-talk" between breast cancer cells and immune cells that could lead to new...
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Currently around 240,000 New Zealanders live with diabetes, mostly type 2, with a further estimated...
School driving lessons offer multiple benefits
Compulsory driver's licence education at secondary schools is being endorsed by new research from...
Surge in Auckland meth supply continues
Findings from the latest Illicit Drug Monitoring System study show increasing availability of...
Bryde’s whales share secrets with their fins
Research into the long-term survival and abundance of the Hauraki Gulf's Bryde's whale population...
Is online film limiting the diversity of what we watch?
In the age of online film distribution, with its unlimited choice of international movies, you...
Design worth over $10b to the New Zealand economy
New research into the design industry's contribution to the New Zealand economy has found it is...
Zinc link might make roof water safer to drink
A new study of Wellington roof catchment rainwater has found that zinc in galvanised steel roofs...
Measuring an animal’s pain
A new device designed by engineers and veterinarians at Massey University seeks to change the way...
Study shows franchise sector turnover now tops $46bn
The franchising sector is performing well off the back of New Zealand's strong economy and...

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