The start of this month was a milestone for us with Otago Polytechnic becoming part of Te Pūkenga, and you'll notice a new logo on this issue. Acting Chief Executive Peter Winder has affirmed the importance and value of research in Te Pūkenga, and we look forward to working even more closely with our friends and colleagues in the research offices across Te Pūkenga.
Project work by our students has been on show this month, and you can read about three of our Art students in this Otago Daily Times article. Also this month, we enjoyed Yvonne Thomas' Inaugural Professorial Lecture. If you were unable to attend in person, you can watch the recording on our YouTube channel.
We will continue to bring you interesting stories about a range of research by staff and students in our Otago Polytechnic division. We hope you have a well deserved break over the summer and we look forward to partnering with you in research in 2023.
Prof Leoni Schmidt
Director: Research and Postgraduate Studies