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Nominations open for 2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards

University of Waikato students, alumni, staff (current and former) and members of the community are encouraged to nominate high-achieving Waikato graduates for a 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Investigating cybercrime at INTERPOL

Waikato masters student Shaun Stricot-Tarboton is spending the summer in Singapore working for INTERPOL, investigating cyber attacks. Shaun was awarded a 2015 Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia to do extended research into attack classification, which slots in nicely with his Waikato masters research.

Recent Stories


  • Flexible Learning with a Hobbiton flavour (2 February 2016)

    Education and tourism come together when educators and trainers from the early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary sectors, on Hamilton for the national DEANZ2016 Conference in April.

  • At the End of My Hands North Island Tour Announced (21 January 2016)

    In late January and early February, Equal Voices Arts company will tour the North Island with their acclaimed bilingual collection of stories for Deaf and hearing audiences – At the End of My Hands.

  • NY Hons Russell Bishop (19 January 2016)

    Emeritus Professor Russell Bishop was recognised for his services to Māori and education in the New Year Honours list, being made an Office of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

  • New Dean for Māori and Pacific Develpment (18 January 2016)

    Professor Brendan Hokowhitu is home from Canada settling into his new job as Dean of the School of Māori and Pacific Development.

  • Waikato University student sets sail for world youth (15 January 2016)

    University of Waikato law and social science student Shaymaa Arif is one of 11 New Zealand delegates attending the Ship for World Youth (SWY) Programme in Japan.

  • Two for New Year Honours (14 January 2016)

    One current and one former staff member became Officers of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2016 New Year Honours.

  • Study helps give kids the best start to reduce obesity rates (6 January 2016)

    A collaborative effort to reduce childhood obesity will continue next year, with Massey University and the University of Waikato promoting healthy eating and exercise patterns through a partnership with BestStart Education and Care centres.


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