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Reaching for the stars with a new scholarship at the University of Waikato

The University of Waikato's commitment to attracting students with outstanding academic records and potential is confirmed by a new scholarship that defines an elite level of financial support for high-achieving school leavers.

Unlocking curious minds' funding for robotics

Two University of Waikato academics have welcomed the news that the government will add digital technologies to the New Zealand school curriculum by 2018 and, thanks to MBIE funding, they’ve already started ramping up digital capability in low decile primary schools and kura in the Waikato region.

Recent Stories


  • Students to work with world-leading cellists (20 July 2016)

    The Waikato International Cello Fest 2016 is fast approaching and for a number of University of Waikato and Hamilton-based students, this means getting ready to work with some of the world’s finest concert cellists.

  • Developing NZ norms to assess health outcomes (19 July 2016)

    Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a leading cause of long-term disability worldwide. Research findings in the past few years have suggested that rates of TBI in New Zealand are far higher than those found in other developed countries, which is a great concern.

  • Hodor wins NZ Cyber Security Challenge (18 July 2016)

    They came from across the country to take part in the third New Zealand Cyber Security Challenge last week at the University of Waikato, and Hodor walked away the winner.

  • Waikato achieves international gold standard for public relations (15 July 2016)

    The University of Waikato’s Management Communication department has cemented its leading position as the only school in Australasia certified by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) – a global organisation that sets the gold standard for excellence in public relations education.

  • Pacific students get boost to study (15 July 2016)

    Three University of Waikato students started their first year of study on a good note after being awarded a significant scholarship that covers their fees.

  • ‘Unknown’ speed sport debuting at CRC Speedshow (13 July 2016)

    A virtually unknown motorsport in New Zealand will be showcased for the first time at CRC Speedshow in Auckland this weekend.

  • Adult literacy and numeracy improving (13 July 2016)

    New Zealand's adult literacy has risen in international rankings to fourth, but for numeracy we sit at 13. Encouraging results, but more needs to be done.


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