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Award for Waikato glassblower

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 4:37 pm | University of Waikato

University of Waikato glassblower Steve Newcombe has won the award for the best scientific piece at the 11th Biannual Scientific Glassblowing Symposium in Canberra. More >>

New field guide proves popular

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 3:21 pm | University of Waikato

A field guide for New Zealand native plants was launched last week by University of Waikato ecologist Catherine Kirby, with support from the Environmental Research Institute. More >>

Summer road trip for Waikato University van

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 11:19 am | University of Waikato

What’s black, has mag wheels and will be turning up at Coromandel beaches in the New Year? It’s the University of Waikato’s new-look van, which is heading to where the action is over summer, spending January 2 and 3 at Williamson Park in Whangamata ... More >>

Research in using apps in primary school mathematics

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 1:26 pm | University of Waikato

Nearly $200,000 has been granted by the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) to support a research project on how to improve teaching and learning of primary mathematics through the use of applications (apps) on mobile digital devices. More >>

Cave tour a highlight at Science Summer School

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 12:25 pm | University of Waikato

A group of students took a leap back in time last week to explore the science and engineering marvels on show at Ruakuri Cave. More >>

Waikato research quality rewarded at soil science conference

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 11:44 am | University of Waikato

Staff and graduates of the University of Waikato’s School of Science earth sciences programme featured prominently in the awards presented at the New Zealand Society of Soil Science (NZSSS) national conference held in Hamilton in early December. More >>

Te Reo Māori research receives boost from scholarship

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 11:09 am | University of Waikato

Being a guardian of Te Reo Māori is in the blood for University of Waikato Masters student Te Kuru o te Marama Dewes. “My Koro (grandfather) campaigned for Te Reo, as did my father. My mother, who is Pakeha, also speaks Te Reo Māori. More >>

Future looks bright after scholarship win

Friday, 5 December 2014, 11:47 am | University of Waikato

He lives and breathes software development and with a Golden Jubilee Scholarship from the University of Waikato, Nicholas Humphries is soon to start a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) specialising in software engineering. More >>

Golden Jubilee Scholarship a life-changer for Anna

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 3:33 pm | University of Waikato

Anna Caudwell describes being awarded a Golden Jubilee Scholarship from the University of Waikato as a life-changing experience. “I was over the moon when I heard I’d got the scholarship,” she says. “It’s probably the happiest I’d ever been. ... More >>

New Vice-Chancellor to take reins at University of Waikato

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 12:10 pm | University of Waikato

A new Vice-Chancellor has been appointed at the University of Waikato – Professor Neil Quigley will lead the organisation from February next year. Professor Quigley replaces the current Vice-Chancellor, Professor Roy Crawford, who retires from the ... More >>

Sustainable cultural tourism focus for doctoral student

Monday, 1 December 2014, 3:14 pm | University of Waikato

Research highlighting the significance of sustainable cultural tourism is the objective for University of Waikato PhD candidate Mei Cooper. The distinction between tourism alone and sustainable cultural tourism – which prioritises the wellbeing of indigenous ... More >>

Waikato Student Accepted to Aust. National Academy of Music

Monday, 1 December 2014, 9:17 am | University of Waikato

Accomplished pianist and University of Waikato music student Andrew Leathwick is soon to make his mark across the ditch having just been accepted into the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM). More >>

Waikato students given Prime Minister Scholarships for Asia

Friday, 28 November 2014, 12:23 pm | University of Waikato

Seven University of Waikato students and two groups have been selected to study at top education institutions in Asia in the latest round of Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia (PMSA). More >>

Shining a light on the creation of bio-plastic

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 2:37 pm | University of Waikato

University of Waikato engineering graduate Jim Bier is feeling enlightened, following a recent trip to Japan to attend the 2014 Cheiron School. The school gave Dr Bier the chance to learn more about a type of radiation light which can be useful in the ... More >>

Electric van heading south for eRally

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 5:17 pm | University of Waikato

A team of University of Waikato engineering students will travel to Christchurch this week to showcase their electric van at New Zealand’s first electric vehicle efficiency rally. More >>

STRATUS project can put New Zealand on global IT map

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 1:23 pm | University of Waikato

A University of Waikato cyber security research project has the potential to define New Zealand’s ICT industry and have a worldwide impact, a visiting expert says. More >>

Four Claude McCarthy Fellowships for Waikato post-grads

Friday, 21 November 2014, 2:17 pm | University of Waikato

The Waikato fellowships are all in Category A, which enables graduates who are registered and enrolled for a doctoral degree at a New Zealand university to travel overseas for short periods to present research work at conferences, and/or conduct research ... More >>

High performance squad selection for Nicole

Friday, 21 November 2014, 12:36 pm | University of Waikato

University of Waikato Hillary scholar Nicole van der Kaay is one of nine athletes selected for Triathlon New Zealand’s 2015 High Performance Squad. More >>

Mental health and Pasifika students’ intimate relatinships

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 5:31 pm | University of Waikato

The mental health of young Pasifika tertiary students will be focus of a new study by University of Waikato psychology researcher Byron Seiuli. More >>

Scholarship paves the way to Antarctica

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 5:18 pm | University of Waikato

Thanks to a Research Institute Scholarship, Clare Beet is off on her first trip to Antarctica to study the effects of climate change on invertebrates. More >>



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