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Māori Astronomer Receives Prime Minister’s Award

Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 4:51 pm | University of Waikato

Professor Rangi Matamua (Tūhoe) University of Waikato Professor Rangi Matamua (Tūhoe), has been awarded the Prime Minister’s Science Communications Prize from the Royal Society of New Zealand. The prize, worth $100,000, is awarded to a practicing scientist ... More >>

University Of Waikato Tauranga Campus Wins Top Australasian Award

Wednesday, 17 June 2020, 1:41 pm | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato Tauranga Campus scooped a top award for its innovative learning environment design at an Australasian awards ceremony last week. The Tauranga Campus, designed by Aotearoa New Zealand leading architecture practice, Jasmax, working ... More >>

Research To Address Inequities In Maternal Health Services For Māori Receives NSC Funding

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 10:07 am | University of Waikato

New research by the University of Waikato aims to address inequities in maternal health services for Māori by using Māori knowledge and tikanga to empower Māori families. Dr Waikaremoana Waitoki is leading the research project funded by ‘A ... More >>

Covid-19 Mental Health Survey Shows Participants Are ‘stressed But Resilient’

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 10:25 am | University of Waikato

Psychologists at the University of Waikato have released preliminary results of their survey looking into New Zealanders’ mental health during the Covid-19 crisis, and the findings show Kiwis are feeling stressed but resilient. The online survey, ... More >>

Mother Of Three Becomes First Person From Village To Graduate With Masters

Friday, 8 May 2020, 8:13 am | University of Waikato

Leonora Houma wants to use her experience to encourage other young Solomon Islanders. Leonora Houma has overcome more than most to complete her Master of Education at the University of Waikato, and she hopes it shows other young Solomon Islanders what ... More >>

Research Investigating How Invasive Predator Control Impacts Insects

Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 9:36 am | University of Waikato

A University of Waikato researcher says New Zealand’s successful predator control measures which are helping our native birds thrive, may be having an unexpected impact on our native insect populations. Dr Andrew Barnes and PhD student Nigel Banks have ... More >>

Covid-19 Could Force New Way Of Working According To Business

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 10:34 am | University of Waikato

Big changes could be on the horizon for traditional employment models as New Zealand businesses navigate Covid-19, says professional director and University of Waikato MBA graduate, Tina Jennen. Jennen, who sits on the boards of six New Zealand organisations ... More >>

Covid-19: Research Fellow Uses Distilling Skills To Develop Sanitiser Amid Shortage

Monday, 4 May 2020, 9:42 am | University of Waikato

It’s no surprise the current situation has forced companies to rethink their business models, and how they deliver products and services to customers. But an academic at the University of Waikato, who is also a distillery owner, is using the situation ... More >>

University Of Waikato Students Celebrate Virtual Graduation

Wednesday, 29 April 2020, 1:48 pm | University of Waikato

This month, more than 1000 University of Waikato students graduated, and while none could be part of a traditional ceremony, many have taken it upon themselves to celebrate graduation in a more unique way. Last week, students took to social media, sharing ... More >>

University Of Waikato Academic Shortlisted In International Short Story Competition

Thursday, 23 April 2020, 12:27 pm | University of Waikato

University of Waikato lecturer and eminent New Zealand writer Catherine Chidgey has been named this week as a shortlisted author for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. The Prize is awarded annually for the best piece of unpublished short fiction ... More >>

University Of Waikato Ranked Top World-wide For Accounting

Thursday, 23 April 2020, 12:22 pm | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato has recently been ranked as one of the top institutions in the world for accounting, according to the latest BYU Accounting Research Rankings . The Waikato Management School’s accounting programme has been ranked first in ... More >>

Sleep One Of The Keys To Productivity And Positive Emotions

Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 1:35 pm | University of Waikato

Right now, many of us are struggling with keeping our work and home lives separate, and keeping to a routine to look after our physical and mental wellbeing. While working from home is new to many of us, entrepreneurs have been known for working irregular ... More >>

Native Plants May Hold Answers For Chronic Illnesses Like Diabetes

Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 11:02 am | University of Waikato

University of Waikato researchers say native plant extracts may hold the answers to treating complications in patients with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, after discovering people with the diseases also present with high levels of a protein that ... More >>

Professor Yifan Chen receives Engineering New Zealand Fello

Monday, 30 March 2020, 10:30 am | University of Waikato

University of Waikato Professor Dr Yifan Chen has been awarded a prestigious Engineering New Zealand Fellows Award. More >>

Emerging Climate Policies To Affect The Producers Of Oil, Gas, And Coal

Monday, 16 March 2020, 11:34 am | University of Waikato

A University of Waikato expert in energy law and mining says countries producing fossil fuels have no guarantee of a market for their products as the world addresses climate change. Professor Barry Barton is putting forward a paper to international ... More >>

Research On Climate Change Aims To Give Voice To Pacific People

Monday, 24 February 2020, 3:29 pm | University of Waikato

A University of Waikato researcher says some of the current colonial representations of climate change in the Pacific are obscuring Pacific voices and failing to recognise the importance of Indigenous knowledge in the fight against our changing climate. ... More >>

Waikato researcher re-writing history of Pacific

Monday, 10 February 2020, 10:29 am | University of Waikato

A University of Waikato researcher is re-writing the history of ancient human movement across the Pacific, by changing the way radiocarbon dates are interpreted. More >>

Corruption Perceptions Index ‘biased’ and ‘flawed’

Friday, 24 January 2020, 9:03 am | University of Waikato

A University of Waikato researcher has called Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index, released this week, a biased survey based on flawed methodology that reinforces global stereotypes. More >>

It’s time to care about the insects

Friday, 17 January 2020, 12:12 pm | University of Waikato

While reports last year on insect decline calling the situation an ‘insect apocalypse’ have been widely criticised for their methods, Dr Chrissie Painting from the University of Waikato, along with 70 other researchers from 21 countries, says that there is ... More >>

Former PM and Chancellor accepts an honorary doctorate

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 10:53 am | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato’s longest-serving Chancellor, the Rt Honourable James Bolger ONZ, accepted an honorary doctorate from the University of Waikato yesterday. More >>