Study Abroad at otago University
MAR2021 New dental facility in South Auckland officially open. Earlier this month, the University of Otago officially opened our brand new Auckland Dental Facility. This wonderful new facility ensures that graduates from Otago’s Dental School (ranked 33rd in the world) have even greater opportunities for employment post-graduation, easier access to professional development wherever they live in New Zealand, and importantly, the chance to make a real impact in a high needs community. This state of the art facility further cements Otago as a leader in dental education, research and professional practice.
New dental students will continue to start their studies in Dunedin but have the option of relocating to Auckland for their final year.
FEB2021 From Asia to Aotearoa – how a Korean/Kiwi upbringing moulded an academic star. Here and now, in 2021, Dr Choi is a model of success. She is a Senior Lecturer in the esteemed University of Otago Faculty of Dentistry – one of the world’s top dental schools. She teaches in the Dental Technology programme and is rapidly making a name for herself as a researcher of note.
But 19 years ago Dr Choi was simply Joanne, a 15-year old girl with limited English who had just waved goodbye to her mother. Alone in New Zealand to complete high school, Joanne had to adapt to a completely different life. Joanne is certain her move to New Zealand, despite the initial language and culture challenges, has helped with her success. Read dr Choi’s full story here.
DEC2020 Iran to Otago – PhD journey traverses academic and personal challenges. Dr Golnoush Madani’s achievement to collect her PhD, goes well beyond meeting the challenges of academic research.
Golnoush’s journey to graduation began in Iran in 2015, when she decided to keep following her passion for science and apply to the University of Otago to do her PhD in Molecular Microbiology. With an undergraduate and master’s degree from Isfahan University of Technology in Iran, she had been working as a lecturer and lab manager at the university for five years. Read dr Madani’s full story here.