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NZ peat bogs may hold climate change secrets

Sub-fossil kauri trees extracted from peat bogs are giving scientists valuable insights into the mechanisms of rapid and extreme climatic and environmental change.

University of Waikato highlights collaborations at Fieldays

The University of Waikato will highlight its collaborations and partnerships with industry at this year's National Agricultural Fieldays.

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Sleep and memory – Are they connected?

Have you ever wondered how a baby’s mind works? How babies and young children manage to learn and remember information about the world around them?

How does poor sleep affect health?

University of Waikato sports physiologist, Dr Matt Driller, says that the general adult population in the US, on average, sleep less than seven hours a night.

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Featured Events

Open Day 2016

Open Day 2016

Open Day is a great opportunity to spend a day on our Hamilton campus to find out more about our study options, get a taste of student life, and experience everything Waikato has to offer. 13 May

Inaugural Professorial Lecture

Inaugural Professorial Lectures

The Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series at the University of Waikato introduces our newest professors to the community and gives them a chance to demonstrate how their work is having a real impact on the world around us.

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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

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


Lauren Grout, Bachelor of Music (Peformance)

Lauren has been completely amazed at the performance opportunities she’s had while studying at Waikato University. Read More

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