Giving back

With your help, together we can make a real difference in our communities. Your support helps us prepare the students of today as they become the leaders and innovators of tomorrow.

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Help us shape the future

The University of Waikato owes its existence to a community that fought hard for its establishment. After years of hard work, the University officially opened in 1964 with temporary buildings on what was largely farmland, accompanied by a handful of staff.

Now, more than 50 years later, the University of Waikato is a globally ranked university, home to more than 12,000 students and 87,000 alumni, and the breeding ground for independent thought and progressive learning. 

We have a history of succeeding despite adversity. Now more than ever before New Zealand needs its young people to realise and live their potential, and for universities to support them in making an impact. With your support, we can help make this happen.

Make big change from small change

At the University of Waikato, a small donation can make a big difference.

Like the cog that keeps a wheel turning, the smallest elements of a research project are crucial for success, and when they don't happen, it can hold things up in a big way.

If you have change to spare, but still want to know you're making a big difference, please support research at the University of Waikato. Your help can be all the difference needed to succeed, by making sure all of the little things are taken care of, paving the way for big change to come.