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Reaching for the stars with a new scholarship at the University of Waikato

The University of Waikato's commitment to attracting students with outstanding academic records and potential is confirmed by a new scholarship that defines an elite level of financial support for high-achieving school leavers.

Unlocking curious minds' funding for robotics

Two University of Waikato academics have welcomed the news that the government will add digital technologies to the New Zealand school curriculum by 2018 and, thanks to MBIE funding, they’ve already started ramping up digital capability in low decile primary schools and kura in the Waikato region.

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Waikato achieves international gold standard for public relations

The University of Waikato’s Management Communication department has cemented its leading position as the only school in Australasia certified by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) – a global organisation that sets the gold standard for excellence in public relations education.

Top law man joining Waikato

Recently retired Senior Court of Appeal judge and Law Commission president Sir Grant Hammond has joined Te Piringa - Faculty of Law at the University of Waikato.

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Featured Events

Imagine Sustainability

Imagine Sustainability

What can we do to have a positive impact in our region? Find out at our inaugural event, showcasing top research, community networks and leaders in the sustainability space. It’s free and open to the public. 15 July

Kīngitanga Day

Kīngitanga Day

Honouring our relationships with the Kīngitanga and Waikato-Tainui, we invite you to join our annual celebration of cultural vibrancy and diversity. The day includes free public seminars, workshops, displays and performances. Nau mai, haere mai – come celebrate with us. 8 September

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Study Computer Graphic Design at the University of Waikato: Victoria Choi

University of Waikato Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design student, Victoria Choi, explains the benefits in studying a Computer Graphic Design degree at the University of Waikato.

Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship: Sarah Young - Equestrian

University of Waikato second year communications student and Sir Edmund Hillary Scholar, Sarah Young, has recently been crowned the New Zealand Young Rider Three-Day-Event Champion.

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Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

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Kiharoa Milroy, Bachelor of Arts (Te Reo Māori/Tikanga Māori) / Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)

With a passion for te reo Māori, Kiharoa chose the University of Waikato because of the opportunity to specialise in Te Tohu Paetahi. Read More

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