Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search


Otago Uni annual report reflects on excellent year

University of Otago annual report reflects on excellent year

The University of Otago enjoyed an excellent year in 2004 on many fronts, as reflected in its annual report released today.

New Vice-Chancellor Professor David Skegg, who took up his position in August 2004, says the university is in a sound position with excellent staff and a supportive community.

“Despite pressures of growth, and financial stringency, the University has continued to develop as an institution of international standing. Our degrees are very highly regarded and much research of global significance is being reported.

“I am hopeful that the New Zealand Government will recognise the need to make a greater investment in research-led universities such as Otago, as they hold the key to the social and economic progress of the nation,” Professor Skegg says.

The report reflects record student enrolments in 2004; the outcomes of the first round of Performance Based Research Funding (PBRF); and changes in the management structure of the University.

In 2004, the University:

Enrolled a record 17,543 equivalent full-time students, up 777 on the previous year Produced 4,288 graduates across its four academic divisions Employed a total of 3,259 full-time equivalent staff, with academic & research staff numbers rising by 2.7 per cent to 1,042. Research-only staff numbers increased 6.1 per cent to 536 Had a total income of $372.3 million (includes University group companies and controlled trusts) Produced an operating surplus of $29.0 million of which just under half came from the University Trusts The University group gained $60.5 million in external research funding and $35.3 million in consulting and commercial income Spent $12.5 million on scholarships

The Annual Report is available on line at and printed copies will be available from Tuesday 26 April.

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

Legendary Bassist David Friesen Plays Wellington’s Newest Jazz Venue

Friesen is touring New Zealand to promote his latest album Another Time, Another Place, recorded live at Auckland's Creative Jazz Club in 2015. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Father - Descending Into The Depths of Dementia

Florian Zeller's dazzling drama The Father explores the effects of a deeply unsettling illness that affects 62,000 Kiwis, a number expected to grow to 102,000 by 2030. More>>

Howard Davis Review: Blade Runner Redivivus

When Ridley Scott's innovative, neo-noir, sci-fi flick Blade Runner was originally released in 1982, at a cost of over $45 million, it was a commercial bomb. More>>

14-21 October: New Zealand Improv Festival In Wellington

Imagined curses, Shibuya’s traffic, the apocalypse, and motherhood have little in common, but all these and more serve as inspiration for the eclectic improvised offerings coming to BATS Theatre this October for the annual New Zealand Improv Festival. More>>


Bird Of The Year Off To A Flying Start

The competition asks New Zealanders to vote for their favourite bird in the hopes of raising awareness of the threats they face. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
Jenny Abrahamson's John & Charles Enys: Castle Hill Runholders, 1864-1891

This volume will be of interest to a range of readers interested in the South Island high country, New Zealand’s natural environment, and the history of science. More>>