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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

Red light researcher helping to set women free
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Student science projects get the green light
More than $100,00 of funding has been awarded to three Massey University projects from the...
Ebola linked to habitat destruction
A Massey University veterinary scientist has co-authored research suggesting that Ebola virus...
Put insomnia in its place
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Drinking in moderation – is it good for you?
Moderate drinking is commonly assumed to be good for your health, but new research from Massey...
House prices continue to drive home unaffordability
The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report shows further declines in affordability...
NZ’s co-operative economy mapped for the first time
New Zealand's co-operative economy has been comprehensively mapped for the first time, revealing...
Earthquake experiences of visually impaired documented
Recent earthquakes in the lower North and upper South Islands have been a stark reminder of the...
Chinese migrants and elderly parents - Marsden study
Government policy changes in New Zealand and China are creating pressures for only child migrants...
How is food used to foster social relationships at school?
A more holistic approach to health promotion in schools could lead to empowered youth according to...

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