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Waikato Jumps Ahead In Global Rankings, Claiming Research Top Spot In New Zealand

Wednesday, 28 June 2023, 10:37 am | University of Waikato

 The University of Waikato is ranked in the top 250 universities in the world in the latest 2024 QS World University Rankings, the largest increase of any university in New Zealand. The rankings, released today, also place the University ... More >>

Te Kāhui A Kiwa - Driving Awareness And Dialogue On Indigenous Trade

Tuesday, 27 June 2023, 10:39 am | University of Waikato

An impressive line-up of Indigenous and international speakers will meet this week to share their knowledge and expertise on the importance of Indigenous trade in gaining benefits from the free trade agreement, the Comprehensive and Progressive agreement ... More >>

Hide And Seek With Gonorrhoea

Thursday, 1 June 2023, 2:51 pm | University of Waikato

Gonorrhoea isn’t going away. In 2022 there were 136 cases reported for every 100,000 people in New Zealand, and young people are disproportionately represented. The largest percentage of cases are reported in men aged 20-29 years and women aged 15-29 years. ... More >>

Budget Misses Opportunity To Train More NZ Doctors

Thursday, 18 May 2023, 6:02 pm | University of Waikato

Today’s Budget misses an opportunity to invest in training more New Zealand doctors to meet the country’s future health workforce shortages, particularly in general practice. “The Government is continuing to rely on importing doctors from other ... More >>

Feeling The Burn: Poetry For Our Times

Thursday, 9 March 2023, 10:45 am | University of Waikato

Award-winning poet and University of Waikato senior lecturer Dr Tracey Slaughter has spent the last nine months reviewing more than 1000 poems for this year’s Poetry Aotearoa Yearbook 2023: After-burn.   “So many of this year's submissions ... More >>

Rotorua Set To Become The International Epicentre Of Activity For Volcanologists

Thursday, 26 January 2023, 2:09 pm | University of Waikato

Your chance to plumb the depths of volcanoes and earth sciences happens next week when hundreds of volcanologists and earth scientists from around the world meet in Rotorua for the IAVCEI Scientific Assembly. Sponsored by GNS Science and Toka Tū ... More >>

Te Maiea O Te Rangi; The Sun Rises On A New Opportunity For Te Reo

Thursday, 10 November 2022, 2:10 pm | University of Waikato

A new opportunity to take te reo to the world has risen at the University of Waikato as the Māori Medium Education Programme, Te Maiea o te Rangi opens to school leavers and career changers with a passion for te reo Māori and teaching. Senior Lecturer, ... More >>

Gritty, Confronting And Beautifully Told - Newcomer Takes Out Aotearoa’s Richest Short Story Prize

Friday, 14 October 2022, 10:09 am | University of Waikato

The art of the Kiwi short story is alive and well if entries to this year’s Sargeson Prize are anything to go by. Judge Dame Fiona Kidman says she was overwhelmed by the number and quality of submissions which saw 960 entries in the Open Division ... More >>

Aotearoa’s Richest Short Story Prize Awarded

Thursday, 13 October 2022, 4:58 am | University of Waikato

The art of the Kiwi short story is alive and well if entries to this year’s Sargeson Prize are anything to go by. Judge Dame Fiona Kidman says she was overwhelmed by the number and quality of submissions which saw 960 entries in the Open Division ... More >>

University Of Waikato’s First Seaweed Fish Farming Licence Provides Depth To University Research

Thursday, 4 August 2022, 3:38 pm | University of Waikato

Large-scale research into a wide variety of algae is a step closer for Aotearoa’s first state-of-the-art aquaculture facility for macroalgae cultivation, with the granting of a seaweed and freshwater algae fish farming licence to the University ... More >>

Entries Open For New Zealand’s Richest Short Story Competition

Wednesday, 30 March 2022, 4:17 pm | University of Waikato

Entries for the Sargeson Prize , New Zealand’s richest short-story competition, open on April 1 with first prize in the Open Division now worth $10,000. The competition, named for celebrated New Zealand writer Frank Sargeson, is in its fourth year and ... More >>

Psychologists Urged To Do More On Climate Change

Monday, 28 March 2022, 12:50 pm | University of Waikato

Psychologists should be doing more to mitigate the health effects of climate change, according to an extensive new report from the American Psychological Association (APA) – the largest organisation for psychologists in the US and with influence ... More >>

Dealing With The Long Tail Of Covid: Our Economic Road Ahead

Tuesday, 22 February 2022, 2:31 pm | University of Waikato

Annual New Zealand Economics Forum to provide insight and discussion on New Zealand’s post-Covid economic recovery The University of Waikato will host the annual New Zealand Economics Forum this Thursday and Friday to discuss the economic impacts of Covid-19 ... More >>

University Of Waikato Announces Diana Clarke As 2022 Writer In Residence

Thursday, 27 January 2022, 2:05 pm | University of Waikato

A novel exploring the cult-like logic of internet communities alongside organised religious groups such as Gloriavale and Scientology will be the focus of University of Waikato’s new Writer In Residence, Diana Clarke. Clarke, who has been completing ... More >>

University Of Waikato Researchers To Lead Seaweed Farming Trials In Hauraki Gulf And Bay Of Plenty

Monday, 13 December 2021, 11:09 am | University of Waikato

University of Waikato researchers’ Dr Marie Magnusson and Dr Rebecca Lawton will receive $1.2 million to lead research into seaweed farming in the Hauraki Gulf and Bay of Plenty as part of a $5 million commercial regenerative seaweed farming pilot. ... More >>

Roadmap Launched To Grow NZ’s Robotics Industry

Friday, 10 December 2021, 9:31 am | University of Waikato

With robotics and automation set to replace 46 percent of day jobs by 2040, a new national strategy has been launched to grow the New Zealand sector that currently employs around 3200 people and generates $1 billion in annual revenue. The New Zealand ... More >>

University Of Waikato To Introduce Vaccination Requirement On Campus

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 2:58 pm | University of Waikato

Following a consultation process, the University of Waikato has decided to make Covid-19 vaccination compulsory for staff, students and contractors accessing its campus and sites. The requirement will apply from 14 February 2022, giving the University ... More >>

Pacific Women Lag Behind In Access To Breast Cancer Care And Treatment

Friday, 12 November 2021, 2:01 pm | University of Waikato

The cost of breast cancer treatment is increasing as results continue to vary between Pacific and non-Pacific women, two studies have found. The studies, published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal, show that each breast cancer patient is now receiving ... More >>

University Of Waikato Launches A Strategic Partnership With Cardiff University In Wales

Wednesday, 10 November 2021, 9:32 am | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato has launched a strategic partnership with Cardiff University in Wales, designed to deliver world class collaborative research and opportunities for researchers, staff and students. The strategic partnership was formally recognised ... More >>

Marsden Funds To Help Tackle Challenges From Climate Change To Teaching Our History

Wednesday, 3 November 2021, 8:54 am | University of Waikato

University of Waikato researchers are leading a series of new projects from studying how our soils can help combat climate change, to designing how to better teach Māori history as part of Aotearoa’s new curriculum reset, all supported by the Royal ... More >>





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