Supporting the University of Waikato

Nau mai, haere mai. Welcome to the University of Waikato Foundation.  A charitable entity, the Foundation was established as an independent charitable trust supporting and resourcing the University of Waikato. Many great universities of the world have been built on a solid foundation of philanthropy, and with the support of our community, we can continue delivering a truly world-class university in the heart of New Zealand.

You can help present and future generations of University of Waikato students and staff. Your gift will make a difference in helping us prepare the leaders and innovators of tomorrow.

The University of Waikato's 2018 annual report is now available online.

Latest news

  • Rt Hon Sir Anand Satyanand elected as new Chancellor (6 August 2019)

    The University of Waikato Council today elected Rt Hon Sir Anand Satyanand GNZM QSO as the next University Chancellor, effective immediately. The appointment is for a four-year term.

  • University of Waikato climbs international rankings (19 June 2019)

    For the sixth year running, the University of Waikato has climbed up the QS World University Rankings and now sits at 266 out of 1,000 institutions worldwide.

  • One student, three specialties (1 May 2019)

    All-rounder Caitlin Langlands receives a special award.

  • The First AECOM David A. Burns Award Announced (19 December 2018)

    In 2018, AECOM (a premier New Zealand and international company that designs, builds, finances and operates infrastructure assets, including on the University of Waikato campus) established an award to commemorate the contributions made by the late David Andrew Burns and to encourage graduate students into a career in engineering geology.

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A message from Jim Bolger

Jim Bolger

Throughout my life, I have been a strong supporter of education. Travelling the world as Prime Minister and then as Ambassador to the US, I witnessed first-hand how education can transform people and nations.

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