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

Lahar awareness research will help save lives
Many skiers and snowboarders on Mt Ruapehu do not know how to get to safety if a potentially deadly...
Food safety partnership to protect $50b industry
A scientific collaboration aimed at protecting and enhancing New Zealand's $50 billion-plus food...
Researchers develop tool to assess athlete diet
Researchers from Massey University and the University of Sydney are working together to develop a...
Improving health outcomes for mother and baby
After the birth of their baby most women see their health care professionals, with the focus often...
Could future wireless communications be harmful?
A new research project by Massey University is focusing on the electromagnetic radiation from...
Valuable French connection for Roof Water Harvesting Centre
Six French students have arrived from the National School for Water and Environmental Engineering...
3D printed frog skeletons for classrooms
Scientists from Massey University have developed a simple 3D scanning and printing method that will...
Exploring motivation in online education
As so much of our learning is done online these days, Dr Maggie Hartnett hopes her new book will...
Security of Pacific natural resources debated
The idea of a 'one-stop-shop' to coordinate policies toward preserving the natural resources of...
Lecture offers commentary on casualties of war
Anzac Day may have been and gone, but Professor Kingsley Baird's thought-provoking commentary on...

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