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New scholarship for Pacific students

Pacific people with leadership potential are being encouraged to apply for a new University of Waikato scholarship funded by the estate of the late Morrinsville accountant and farmer Edna Money.

Distinguished Alumni recognised in University's anniversary year

The University of Waikato has honoured four alumni with Distinguished Alumni Awards for 2014.

Recent Stories

Catherine Chidgey

Sargeson Lecture to Feature Award-Winning Novelist (1 October 2014)
Taking an imaginary place and making it seem real is something which novelist and short-story writer Catherine Chidgey is extremely good at. It's this idea of place in her writing that she will address at the 12th annual Frank Sargeson Memorial Lecture.

Jasmine Retief

Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Jasmine (1 October 2014)
Fourth-year Bachelor of Laws student Jasmine Retief has always been intrigued by the Chinese culture and language – and now she will get the chance to visit the country.

Rich Masters

I did it without thinking (1 October 2014)
Waikato's Professor Rich Masters gave a talk to cyclists, coaches, support personal and academics gathered at the Avantidrome in Cambridge that often when athletes "don't think" they produce better results than when they try to focus hard on everything they've learned.

University of Waikato crest

University CCTV footage critical factor in attack arrest (26 September 2014)
Hamilton Police say CCTV footage supplied by the University was a key factor in the arrest of an 18-year-old Hamilton man following an attack on a young woman on campus on August 23.

Thin ice

Thin Ice on big screen (26 September 2014)
The International Centre for Terrestrial Antarctic Research (ICTAR) and the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Waikato are hosting a public screening of the award winning movie Thin Ice.

Cafe Scientifique

Tauranga's Café Scientifique hits record attendees of 150 (26 September 2014)
Tauranga's September Café Scientifique hit a record with 150 people attending to hear guest speaker Dr Marcus Wilson, from Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Waikato.

Le Mamea Taulapapa Sefulu Ioane

Pacific alumni and students celebrate Distinguished Alumnus (26 September 2014)
University of Waikato Pacific alumni, students and friends travelled far and wide to attend an event on campus to celebrate and honour one of their own.

Previous stories for 2014

Previous stories for 2014 and previous years are available.

University of Waikato celebrates 50 years

Celebrating 50 years!

Join us in 2014 as we celebrate 50 years of teaching and research excellence.

Distinctively Waikato

Caring for the future – social, cultural, economic and environmental development

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