National research institute focused on understanding New Zealand’s population turns 10 (18 March 2021)
A national research institute based at the University of Waikato responsible for understanding New Zealand’s population and helping to shape our society’s future through its research has celebrated its 10th anniversary.
Covid-19 and the impact on our wellbeing - 48 countries compared (16 March 2021)
A University of Waikato academic has played a key role in an international study researching human experience, behaviour and attitudes towards the Covid-19 pandemic.
When climate change and other emergencies threaten where we live, how will we manage our retreat? (8 March 2021)
Despite living in dynamic environments and facing an uncertain future due to climate change, New Zealanders generally expect their land and property rights will endure indefinitely.
New Pro Vice-Chancellor focused on bringing a human dimension to tackle some of the big problems of our time (25 February 2021)
Professor Patrick Leman has been appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor to the Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences (ALPSS) at the University of Waikato, joining from senior roles at King’s College London.
New Professorial Appointments for Waikato (5 February 2021)
University of Waikato Vice-Chancellor Professor Neil Quigley has announced academic promotions for one new Professor and 15 Associate Professors.
Summer research student joins team of experts to investigate algal blooms in Lake Taupō (4 February 2021)
Te Riria Potiki has spent the summer testing algal blooms in Lake Taupō.
The viral ‘Wellerman’ sea shanty is also a window into the remarkable cross-cultural whaling history of Aotearoa New Zealand (22 January 2021)
In a year of surprises, one of the more pleasant was the recent runaway viral popularity of 19th century sea shanties on TikTok.
Scholarship winner looking to the future of the environment (19 January 2021)
This year’s Artemis Scholarship recipient is keen to use her degree to help iwi mitigate negative impacts on the environment as a result of increased development.
New Writer in Residence for 2021 (15 January 2021)
The University of Waikato is set to welcome Michalia Arathimos as the Writer in Residence for 2021. She will start in her new role after Easter and her residency project will be her third novel, Sojourn, which is set in the Waikato region.
People on Vanuatu’s Malekula Island speak more than 30 Indigenous languages. Here’s why we must record them (30 December 2020)
Malekula, the second-largest island in the Vanuatu archipelago, has a linguistic connection to Aotearoa. All of its many languages are distantly related to te reo Māori and the island is the site of a long-term project to document them.