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...

Working Dog Centre

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

Potato study needs you
Fancy yourself a potato connoisseur? The Massey University Food Experience and Sensory Testing Lab...
Massey researcher receives Fulbright to study indigenous enterprise
Dr Jason Mika has received this year's Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Scholar Award,...
Model for improving campylobacter management
A refined model for understanding the source of campylobacter infections may be a key management...
Home affordability deteriorates, but not in most expensive regions
Massey University's latest Home Affordability Report shows a quarterly decline of 2.2 per cent in...
Working with sand isn’t child’s play
Ever wonder how an hour glass measures time? Who designed it, did the math, tested it and perfected...
Ka Mate – a commodity to trade or taonga to treasure?
As we approach the ninth Rugby World Cup, Massey University researchers are recommending more...
Bird bone streaming
A new website for viewing 3D bird bones aims to make bird bones in museums more accessible for...
Help build the BVD Free business case and win
A national campaign to help fight bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) virus is incentivising farmers and...
Gaps in health professionals’ knowledge about HPV and cervical screening
The first New Zealand study of health professionals' knowledge and understanding about the human...
Study shows strong support for community and non-profit approaches to cannabis reform
New research indicates significant support for non-commercial and community-managed approaches to...

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