Otago Polytechnic Research


This month, as well as stories about recent staff and student research, we'd like to share some detailed results with you. Earlier in the year Andy Kilsby presented the preliminary results of our employer interviews, which identified which capabilities each industry sector valued most when employing graduates. We've now completed the analysis of the transcripts of those interviews. You can access the detailed analysis for your sector here, together with the priorities of capabilities by sector and the resources we used for the interviews. We're proceeding now with the next stage of the process, asking our alumni what capabilities they are finding most useful in the workplace, how Otago Polytechnic facilitated these, and how we can do more in the future.

Prof Leoni Schmidt
Director: Research and Postgraduate Studies

ISSN 2624-084X


  1. Resilient recovery

    Recovery is not a journey one should have to make alone. Read more…
  2. A peace-full existence - He tauoranga rakimārie

    Kelli Te Maihāroa explores a legacy of peace-making. E whakatewhatewha ana a Kelli Te Maiharoa i te whakawhiwhika o te houhaka roko. Read more…
  3. Attracting customers

    What factors are important to customers deciding what to buy where? Read more…
  4. "Deal with it"

    Lehan Stemmet strongly advises people not to avoid dealing with stress because it'll come back to bite you. Read more…
  5. Social media information

    Good or bad? Reliable or unreliable? Both, depending! Read more…
  6. Sustainable construction

    Our Auckland International Campus students have showcased sustainable building features using virtual reality. Read more…
  7. Video: The Endless Case for Gravity

    Dunedin School of Art lecturer Michael Morley is currently touring his music internationally. Read more…
  8. Rural health services

    High GP turnover and low immunisation rates are both factors affecting health in a rural community. Read more…
  9. Timber dry

    How brittle does timber become as it dries out? Our staff and students investigated. Read more…