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Cookin’ up a comet

If you want to work for the European Space Agency (ESA), or on any of the world’s space programmes for that matter, then you have to study science and maths.

ISIS and us: NZ and the wars for the Middle East

Waikato University law and war specialist Professor Alexander Gillespie says by sending troops to Iraq New Zealand’s got itself stuck in the middle of a very complex ISIS problem.

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Hon Doc for top coach

One of New Zealand’s most successful sports coaches has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Waikato.

Deaf and hearing theatre working together on stage

A short piece of bilingual theatre, working with Deaf and hearing actors using both New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) and spoken English, is being created and developed in Hamilton.

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Featured Events

2015 Graduation


Graduation is the most important date on the calendar for any student and the University of Waikato is no different. We have graduation ceremonies taking place in Tauranga on 10 April, Claudelands Events Centre on 14, 15, and 16 April and at Te Kohinga Marama Marae on campus on 17 April. Congratulations to you all!

TEDx Ruakura

TEDx comes to Hamilton

The University will be hosting Hamilton’s first TEDx event on 20 June when TEDxRuakura is scheduled to be held at the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts and it is keen to be well represented among the speakers chosen for the event. 20 June

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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

The Academy hosts performances by professional artists and local community events. Find out what's on at the Academy.


Courtney Grenfell, Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (French/Law)

Courtney hopes the skills she’s gaining while studying law and her passion for language and culture will stand her in good stead for a job at the United Nations. Read More

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