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University of Otago: An Exemplary Learning Space for International Students

Author : Amrutha Ram, Assistant Editor

Amrutha Ram

Jason Cushen, Director International University of Otago

After heart attack, cancer causes the maximum number of deaths in India. In 2014 alone, 4, 91,598 people died in the country due to cancer and the number is increasing every year. While cancer remains the world's single biggest cause of death, Dr. Aniruddha Chatterjee, now a researcher at the University of Otago, has made an important discovery that would potentially lead to improvements in the way we diagnose and treat cancer.

The University of Otago has been a real game changer for Dr. Chatterjee, who is an alumnus Osmania University and Vellore Institute of Technology. This year, Dr. Chatterjee became one of the only ten recipients across New Zealand to be awarded a Rutherford Discovery Fellowship, which isworth $800,000 over five years. Jason Cushen, Director International, University of Otago, says, "Dr. Chatterjeeis a wonderful ambassador for Indian students succeeding at University of Otago."

An excellent platform for researchers across the globe, the University of Otago has a strong history of research and scholarship from its foundation in 1869. Cushen adds, "We are proud to be New Zealand's leading postgraduate research university and here students are motivated to work for the relevant and innovative research that can be connected with the people."University blends the academic staff, students and the Otago Innovation Ltd - the University's wholly owned commercialisation arm - in order to foster the culture of research.

An excellent platform for researchers across the globe, the University of Otago has a strong history of research and scholarship from its foundation in 1869


The Otago Innovation Ltd plays a role of significance in developing and commercializing the intellectual property in the university. The Otago Innovation Ltd started functioning in 2002 and since then, the researchers of the university have got an ease on the investment side of the scene. The complete transfer of knowledge to products and services are undertaken by this team.

Further, the university is in its final stages of a complete NZ$56million refurbishment of the University's Science building, which will be used for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate/ Research studies. The University is constantly trying to give students the best facilities possible to help them achieve their academic goals. It is evident that students at Otago really do have some of the best facilities available.

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