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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

A long way to fall in order to afford a home: interest rate rise and house prices surge in 2021
The latest Home Affordability Report shows an overall decline in national affordability over the...
Grasshoppers show how alpine fauna will be lost as global temperatures rise
New research indicates anthropogenic climate change will result in a quarter of Aotearoa New...
New Zealand’s communication of volcanic risk under the spotlight
New ground-breaking research could drive fundamental changes to the way New Zealand agencies...
New research calls for consistent guidance during euthanasia of stranded cetaceans
New research reviewing the standard operating procedures for euthanasia of stranded cetaceans...
Male athletes needed for ground-breaking blackcurrant juice and caffeine study
A School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition study is looking to determine whether a blackcurrant...
Study finds users of unmanned aircraft need to view risk mitigation more holistically
A study has found that users of unmanned aircraft need to take a more holistic approach to...
Research reveals new insights into the biology of New Zealand’s pilot whales
New biological insights into mass strandings of long-finned pilot whales has just been published in...
Research article explores lethal pulsing inside pyroclastic surges
A research article, co-authored by a team of scientists from New Zealand, Italy, the US and...
Two Massey projects awarded Unlocking Curious Minds funding
Two Massey projects have been awarded funding through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and...
National deterioration in rental affordability both quarterly and annually
The latest Rental Report shows a national deterioration in rental affordability both quarterly and...