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.