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New Vice-Chancellor to take the reins at University of Waikato

A new Vice-Chancellor has been appointed at the University of Waikato – Professor Neil Quigley will lead the organisation from February next year.

Jubilee scholars visit campus

Four of the 10 Golden Jubilee scholarship recipients visited the University of Waikato campus.

Recent Stories


John Lockley

Sustainability in the classroom, in the community and at the university (30 January 2015)
The media bombards us with messages to be more sustainable, but apart from putting out the recycling once a week and a few other actions, sustainable behaviour isn't embedded in most people’s day to day lives.

Deborah Fraser

New professor with a collaborative bent (30 January 2015)
When Deborah Fraser finished secondary school she had no idea what she wanted to do. She was born in Taumarunui and mostly schooled in Otorohanga.

Priya Kurian

New professor tackles the complexities of sustainability (29 January 2015)
As an ex-journalist, Priya Kurian knows how to tell a good story. It’s how she manages to easily explain the complexities of sustainability, and how her own research fits within it.

Acting VC Professor Alister Jones and CTC Aviation Chief Operating Officer Peter Stockwell (2)

Waikato University in partnership with CTC Aviation to develop programmes in aviation (29 January 2015)
The University of Waikato and the Hamilton Airport-based pilot training company CTC Aviation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work on the development of joint programmes in aviation.

Debashish and Priya

Waikato University professors awarded Rockefeller Grant (27 January 2015)
Two University of Waikato academics have been awarded a Rockefeller Foundation Grant to organise and host a major international symposium, not in Hamilton, but in Bellagio, Italy.

Libby Gray

No nerves for Te Matatini performer (27 January 2015)
Libby Gray is relatively new to the world of kapa haka but has no qualms about performing in front of thousands of people at Te Matatini in early March.

Trevor Drage

Waikato appoints Nottingham prof to Wellington job (27 January 2015)
The University of Waikato has appointed former University of Nottingham professor Trevor Drage as its full-time research development manager based in Wellington.


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Distinctively Waikato

Waikato has the highest proportion of female professors and associate professors of all New Zealand universities. Women make up one-quarter of Waikato’s professors, and more than one-third of its associate professors.

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