2015 Stories from the University of Waikato

There are 331 news stories from 2015 - showing page 2 of 14.

  • Ties strengthened with Vietnam universities (19 November 2015)

    The University of Waikato has further strengthened international links by signing two MOUs with partners in Vietnam this week.

  • Grant for leading Māori health researcher (16 November 2015)

    A senior Māori academic and health researcher at the University of Waikato has been awarded one of two inaugural Ngā Pou Senior Fellowships worth $300,000 from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC).

  • World’s fastest Kiwi in India? (16 November 2015)

    He’s cycled the length of New Zealand and the width of Australia, and in February 2016, Tim Chittock will attempt to set a Guinness World Record for cycling the Indian Golden Quadrilateral.

  • Waikato initiative aims to spur student innovation (12 November 2015)

    A new initiative developed by the University and Waikato Students’ Union (WSU) will offer University of Waikato students the opportunity to experience what it takes to be an entrepreneur and to build an idea into a new venture.

  • Sport in the Red Zone (10 November 2015)

    In war and disaster, children and youth are some of the most at-risk, but they are also some of the most innovative at finding ways to handle new and unplanned situations. Dr Holly Thorpe, a senior lecturer at the University of Waikato, will be studying youth and social change in spaces of war and disaster.

  • Pacific scholarships highly valued (9 November 2015)

    Scholarships and awards are a huge help while you’re studying and no one knows that better than Lepeka Kavenga.

  • Measuring motion factors in time-of-flight photography (9 November 2015)

    Dr Lee Streeter is one of a few people around the world to be researching time-of-flight range imaging cameras to find way to improve their data. He's been awarded a Marsden grant to assist his work.

  • Cloud security topic of STRATUS forum (6 November 2015)

    It’s never been more important to gain control of cloud-based data. At a free forum in Wellington later this month, the STRATUS research group will demonstrate cloud security tools and techniques that will protect data in the cloud and help put New Zealand on the global IT map.

  • Māori birthing the subject of award-winning thesis (5 November 2015)

    Dr Naomi Simmonds is a lecturer in the University’s Geography and Environmental Planning Programmes and will be presented with her award by NZGS President Ann Pomeroy on 13 November.

  • An interesting mix leads to an interesting life (5 November 2015)

    Joanna Bishop has done it all. A single mother before starting university, Joanna has been a gardener at Hamilton Zoo, a mortuary technician at Waikato Hospital and a wellness professional at a health retreat. Now, she has her sights on working as an ethnobotanist in Vietnam.

  • Maeroa Intermediate students invade computer science labs (5 November 2015)

    R Block’s Lab 5 at the University of Waikato was taken over by an army of blue uniforms as Maeroa Intermediate students took part in two computer Game Maker training sessions earlier this week.

  • Waikato Student Delivers Winning Research Presentation (5 November 2015)

    Political Science and Public Policy PhD student Gauri Nandedkar has taken out the top spot at the 2015 DevNet ‘3-Minute Thesis’ Student Presentation Competition.

  • Young researchers get Marsdens (5 November 2015)

    Sports in sites of war and disaster, time-of-flight photography, tree-based learning algorithms, and ancient aquaculture are University of Waikato projects that have received 2015 Marsden funding.

  • Runners to be given recovery treatment at Round the Bridges (2 November 2015)

    What happens to your leg muscles following a hard run? Sport and Leisure’s Dr Matthew Driller and Joe McQuillan are going to find out using one of Hamilton’s biggest events, Round the Bridges, as their platform.

  • Interactive displays prove popular at graphic design exhibition (2 November 2015)

    Visitors flocked to the interactive displays at this year’s Bachelor of Computer Graphic Design show hosted at the University of Waikato last month.

  • Climate change put to expert panel (2 November 2015)

    University of Waikato academics, a climate scientist and a former Green Party co-leader will take part in a panel discussion as part of “The Greatest Climate Show on Earth” next week.

  • Kate on the rocks (29 October 2015)

    PhD student Kate Mauriohooho is heading to the mountains for her doctoral study, and will use drones as part of her study into slope failure on stratovolcanoes and mineral mapping over geothermal fields.

  • From Canada to Waikato, new Dean is coming home. (28 October 2015)

    Professor Brendan Hokowhitu is the new Dean of the School of Māori and Pacific Development at the University of Waikato.

  • Waikato students win inaugural Kupe Scholarships (23 October 2015)

    Seven student teachers from the University of Waikato have been awarded Kupe Scholarships.

  • Two universities, one mission (23 October 2015)

    Social work students from Waikato and Massey universities joined forces to help fight the child sex trade and human trafficking in Cambodia.

  • Satisfaction levels on the rise (22 October 2015)

    University of Waikato students are overwhelmingly satisfied with their study experience.

  • Waikato engineering student wins German traineeship (22 October 2015)

    A University of Waikato engineering student is in Germany after being selected for an all-expenses-paid traineeship at the University of Stuttgart.

  • NZ universities seeking more opportunities with China (22 October 2015)

    All eight New Zealand universities are in China this week as part of a Ministerial delegation led by Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce.

  • Sport and arts winners announced at University Blues Awards (22 October 2015)

    Excellence in rowing, waka ama and cello was acknowledged in the top accolades presented at the 2015 Wallace Corporation University of Waikato Blues Awards on Friday, October 16 at the Avantidrome.

  • Iranian artist wins 3MT competition (22 October 2015)

    Broccoli, Iranian art, natural disasters and rotting fruit were among the topics presented by 10 finalists who took to the stage at the University of Waikato’s Three Minute Thesis competition this week.

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