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Nominations open for 2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards

University of Waikato students, alumni, staff (current and former) and members of the community are encouraged to nominate high-achieving Waikato graduates for a 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Investigating cybercrime at INTERPOL

Waikato masters student Shaun Stricot-Tarboton is spending the summer in Singapore working for INTERPOL, investigating cyber attacks. Shaun was awarded a 2015 Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia to do extended research into attack classification, which slots in nicely with his Waikato masters research.

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New Dean for Māori and Pacific Develpment

Professor Brendan Hokowhitu is home from Canada settling into his new job as Dean of the School of Māori and Pacific Development.

New professor explains complexities of sustainability with ease

Environmental action, gender, cultural diversity and ideas of deliberative democracy and the governance of science were interwoven with ease at Priya Kurian’s inaugural professorial lecture last night.

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ORI2016 Big in our Backyard

ORI2016 Big in our Backyard

The University of Waikato’s 2016 Orientation is going to be bigger and better than ever. We’ve got a huge line-up of NZ music acts, including Tiki Taane, The Black Seeds, JetSki Safari and State of Mind, plus food, art festivals, live comedy, outdoor cinema, Chiefs rugby tickets, free transport and more! 22 February - 6 March

Tauranga Coastal Economic Symposium 2016

Tauranga Coastal Economic Symposium 2016

Treasuring the Bay, Whakamana te taonga o te Moana a Toi, is an opportunity to address issues and developments of regional significance and also showcase research by local and international scientists, economists and iwi representatives. 12 February

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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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Nicholas Humphries, Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (BE (Hons))

Nicholas is studying a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) specialising in software engineering. Working with companies at the leading-edge of research and being a software engineer to further this research is what he wants to do. Read More

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