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University of Waikato continues to climb global rankings

The University of Waikato’s rapid ascent of world university rankings was further confirmed today, with the release of the Times Higher Education (THE) rankings. The University is now ranked third equal in New Zealand.

A top award for an excellent teacher

Waikato computer scientist Dr Te Taka Keegan wins New Zealand's supreme award for excellence in tertiary teaching.

Recent Stories


  • The molecular dance of life (23 February 2018)

    University of Waikato researchers are helping to solve one of life's scientific mysteries - how enzymes work and evolve.

  • Rats saving lives (23 February 2018)

    University of Waikato animal behaviour specialists have been working in Africa, training rats to detect landmines and TB.

  • From audience member to top performer (22 February 2018)

    University of Waikato alumna Noelle Dannenbring performed at Rotorua’s Lakeside 2018 on Saturday, a concert she has watched her whole life.

  • No May about it – Waikato FEDU alumnus is a ‘good sort’ (22 February 2018)

    Hamilton teacher Chris May is pioneering a programme at St Columba's Catholic School which incorporates real world life skills into students' learning.

  • Entrepreneurial students reveal start-up plans (21 February 2018)

    A group of Toi Ohomai and University of Waikato students recently devoted their holidays to try and turn their ‘start-up’ ideas into business ventures.

  • Salonica: One story, three languages (21 February 2018)

    Theatre Studies Lecturer Dr Laura Haughey has had her latest production Salonica commissioned at prestigious theatres around New Zealand, and it’s coming to Auckland and Hamilton.

  • Waikato: You've come to the right place (19 February 2018)

    New students were officially welcomed on campus today, with more than 1000 turning up at the Hamilton campus for a pōwhiri.


Previous stories for 2018

Previous stories for 2018 and previous years are available.