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University Of Waikato Launches New Artificial Intelligence Research Institute

Tuesday, 27 April 2021, 3:56 pm | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato is bringing data to life, positioning New Zealand as an international leader in Artificial Intelligence with the launch of a new AI Institute. The institute, Te Ipu o te Mahara, which translates as 'A Receptacle of Consciousness’, ... More >>

Waikato Ranked Top 60 In The World For Research That Impacts Economic Growth And Reducing Inequality

Thursday, 22 April 2021, 5:58 am | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato has been ranked in the top 60 universities in the world for research that supports economic growth and reducing inequality, as measured against the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The results are part of the ... More >>

University Of Waikato Installs The World’s Most Advanced AI System

Sunday, 18 April 2021, 1:04 pm | University of Waikato

The NVIDIA DGX A100 supercomputer with L-R (top) Professors Albert Bifet, Bernhard Pfahringer and Eibe Frank and (bottom), Aubrey Donovan and Jason Moult, Fujitsu New Zealand’s most powerful supercomputer for artificial intelligence applications ... More >>

New Zealand’s Richest Short Story Prize Launches With Acclaimed Writer Patricia Grace As Chief Judge For 2021

Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 6:21 pm | University of Waikato

The Sargeson Prize launches tomorrow [Thursday April 1], offering New Zealand’s richest short story prize to local writers, with more than $8000 in prize money available across two categories. Now in its third year, the competition is named for celebrated ... More >>

Waikato Psychologists Receive International Honours

Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 1:31 pm | University of Waikato

Two University of Waikato academics have been recognised by the Association for Psychological Science (APS), one of the world’s leading international bodies for psychology. In the announcement this month, Professor Vincent Reid was made a Fellow ... More >>

National Research Institute Focused On Understanding New Zealand’s Population Turns 10

Thursday, 18 March 2021, 11:34 am | University of Waikato

A national research institute based at the University of Waikato responsible for understanding New Zealand’s population and helping to shape our society’s future through its research has celebrated its 10th anniversary. The National Institute ... More >>

Covid-19 And The Impact On Our Wellbeing - 48 Countries Compared

Monday, 15 March 2021, 4:03 pm | University of Waikato

A University of Waikato academic has played a key role in an international study researching human experience, behaviour and attitudes towards the Covid-19 pandemic. Dr Taciano Milfont joined the COVIDiSTRESS global survey which gathered data from ... More >>

New Pro Vice-Chancellor Focused On Bringing A Human Dimension To Tackle Some Of The Big Problems Of Our Time

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 10:20 am | University of Waikato

Professor Patrick Leman has been appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor to the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences (ALPSS) at the University of Waikato, joining from senior roles at King’s College London. <img src="" ... More >>

University Of Waikato Writer In Residence 2021 - Michalia Arathimos

Friday, 15 January 2021, 1:22 pm | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato is set to welcome Michalia Arathimos as the Writer in Residence for 2021. She will start in her new role after Easter and her residency project will be her third novel, Sojourn, which is set in the Waikato. <img ... More >>

Earth To Reach Temperature Tipping Point In 20-30 Years, New Study Finds

Thursday, 14 January 2021, 8:48 am | University of Waikato

Earth’s ability to absorb carbon emissions through plants could be halved within the next two decades at the current rate of warming, according to a new study from the University of Waikato and Northern Arizona University, USA. Published in Science ... More >>

Addressing Racism And Building Equity Across The Education Sector

Tuesday, 5 January 2021, 2:44 pm | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato is proud to be part of the collaborative support for the communities participating in Te Hurihanganui The University of Waikato has partnered with the Ministry of Education to deliver a new, community-led kaupapa to address ... More >>

Unravelling Mysteries Of The Human Body And Mind Through Research

Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 12:28 pm | University of Waikato

University of Waikato researchers will delve deep into human health and psychology over the next three years, investigating how we develop sight, how our memories affect planning, and how an antibiotic-resistant infection might be targeted.  ... More >>

Finding Fault: Researchers Team Up To Assess Hamilton’s Seismic Risk And Lake Health

Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 4:14 pm | University of Waikato

Two science research teams have joined forces to develop a new understanding of earthquake risk and lake health in and around Hamilton using core samples taken from lake beds. Led by University of Waikato scientists Professor David Lowe and Dr Vicki ... More >>

University Of Waikato Researchers To Uncover Secrets Of Our Planet

Monday, 23 November 2020, 2:47 pm | University of Waikato

Three University of Waikato-led projects will unearth new knowledge of our natural environment after receiving a total of $1.9 million in Marsden funding. The studies are among 13 new University of Waikato-led research programmes supported by the Marsden ... More >>

Pregnant Women Missing Out On Diabetes Checks

Sunday, 22 November 2020, 3:11 pm | University of Waikato

A University of Waikato study has found only 26.4% of women in the Waikato region are screened for diabetes during pregnancy as per the national guidelines. Even worse, just 17.5% of Māori women receive the recommended checks, despite being at higher ... More >>

New Tauranga Aquaculture Facility Set To Harness Seaweed’s Potential

Thursday, 19 November 2020, 4:06 pm | University of Waikato

A brand-new aquaculture facility is now operating in Tauranga thanks to a $13 million algal biotechnology research project , funded by the Tertiary Education Commission’s Entrepreneurial Universities programme and the University of Waikato. The Facility ... More >>

2020 Callaghan Medal: “A Conduit Between Traditional Māori Knowledge And Modern Science”

Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 5:06 pm | University of Waikato

Professor Rangi Matamua (Tūhoe) Professor Rangi Matamua (Tūhoe) has been awarded the Callaghan Medal from Royal Society Te Apārangi for his ability to engage audiences with his research into Matariki. The Callaghan Medal is awarded annually to a person ... More >>

Early Career Researcher Awarded Rutherford Fellowship To Investigate Blooming Didymo

Thursday, 12 November 2020, 11:51 am | University of Waikato

Does the dreaded Didymo bloom because of climate change, new environments or a genetic variant? The University of Waikato’s Dr Alexis Marshall will investigate these questions thanks to a 2020 Rutherford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship from Royal ... More >>

University Of Waikato Celebrates 13 Marsden Fund Winners

Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 4:40 pm | University of Waikato

University of Waikato researchers will lead 13 new programmes supported by the Marsden Fund covering topics from the whole disciplinary spectrum. Over the next three years, their research will help us better understand the natural world (including impacts ... More >>

More Plant Diversity Means Less Pesticide

Tuesday, 10 November 2020, 10:58 am | University of Waikato

Increasing plant diversity naturally controls plant-eating insects in grasslands, according to a study led by University of Waikato Senior Lecturer Dr Andrew Barnes and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research. Plant diversity provides ... More >>