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...

Visit the Centre for Service and Working Dog Health website

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

Research shows lower injury rates in New Zealand racehorses
New research has shown that racehorses in New Zealand have a lower risk of injury than in other...
Pregnant women are not getting enough Omega-3
The first ever study on the intakes of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in pregnant women in New...
Emergency preparation – only for the privileged?
Storing food and other supplies in case of a disaster is out of the question for people who cannot...
Opinion: Is there an election image bias?
Which party political leader's image features more frequently in New Zealand's print media? It's a...
Healthy Families NZ a promising approach
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an interim evaluation of the Healthy Families NZ initiative...
Good vibrations reduce muscle aches
New research shows wearable vibration technology can reduce muscle aches and pain after strenuous...
Evolution of a genetic novelty
Scientists from Massey University have captured the formation of a new gene in real-time evolution...
Empowering Pasifika communities to lead healthier lives
A Massey University researcher has been awarded funding for a project which aims to empower...
Agrifood sector is tech-savvy but not ready for major disruption
A new report has found that New Zealand farmers have been quick to adopt smart farming techniques,...
New Zealand research project gains international attention
Massey University's SHORE and Whāriki Research Centre has played host to a visiting Chinese...

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