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Nearly $400,000 dollars awarded to future leaders

Ten secondary school students are being awarded nearly $40,000 each to study at the University of Waikato.

Sport and arts winners announced at University Blues Awards

Rower Zoe Stevenson and surf life saver Samuel Shergold took out the top two accolades at the 2014 Wallace Corporation University of Waikato Blues Awards.

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Pick up sticks – engineering style

Picking commercial pine tree seedlings is about to get a whole lot easier thanks to a class of engineering students from the University of Waikato.

Hamilton Boys’ High win ChemQuest …again

Students from Hamilton Boys’ High School took out the top prize for the second year in a row at the University of Waikato’s ChemQuest challenge held last night on campus.

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Featured Events

Postgraduate Month

Postgraduate Month

Come along to the various information sessions and events in October and discover how postgraduate study at the University of Waikato can enhance your career. 1 - 31 October

Inaugural Professorial Lectures

Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series

Come along and see Professor Robert Hannah from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences deliver a free lecture to the public. 14 October

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Measuring time in antiquity: Archaeoastronomy in the Greek and Roman worlds

How was time measured in ancient Roman and Greek society? How did emperors and leaders control their people by manipulating time? And what role did the sun and stars play in the calendar? Professor Robert Hannah explores these questions in his inaugural professorial lecture in October.

Gallagher Great Race 2014

Come along to the Great Race and witness the best of university rowing by bringing together varsity crews from around the globe to race against our home crew. Be sure to catch the action at the Ferry Bank (Grantham St) on September 18, 2014.

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Distinctively Waikato

Waikato has the highest proportion of female professors and associate professors of all New Zealand universities. Women make up one-quarter of Waikato’s professors, and more than one-third of its associate professors.

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Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts

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


Josh Blue, Bachelor of Social Sciences/Bachelor of Laws

From first XV to a top level legal team, by way of Mount Everest - passionate rugby player and soon-to-be lawyer Josh Blue is one of our Hillary Scholars. Read More

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