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  • The mystery of 1000 Springs (13 August 2018)

    The world's most comprehensive study of geothermal springs has provided a unique insight into their make-up.

  • 10 of the best (9 August 2018)

    Ten PhD students went head to head last night to find Waikato's three-minute thesis champion.

  • When dieting becomes a disorder (3 July 2018)

    Have you or someone you know had dieting get out of control? University of Waikato Masters student Katie Babbott is researching community-based treatments for disordered eating.

  • Scholarship to unlock secrets of climate change (27 June 2018)

    Master of Science (Research) student Ingrid Lindeman was recently awarded the William Georgetti Scholarship to assist her climate change research quest.

  • Keeping a vigilant eye on fraudsters (25 June 2018)

    Fraud detection software firm Vigilance has partnered with University of Waikato data scientists to create a fraud detection solution, using the University’s newly developed tool for spotting data anomalies more accurately.

  • PhD student scores new scholarship to support elite rugby athletes (25 June 2018)

    PhD student Conor McNeill may be specialising in fatigue monitoring in rugby union but there’ll be no rest for him as he embarks on three years of study. He's the inaugural recipient of the University of Waikato – Bay of Plenty Rugby Union Doctoral Scholarship.

  • Country’s most comprehensive study of breast cancer highlights inequities (21 June 2018)

    Professor Ross Lawrenson and his team have spent three years looking at how to improve outcomes for women with breast cancer.

  • Addressing a major environmental challenge (18 June 2018)

    MPI scholarship winner Thomas Corbett is developing a new sensor to measure run-off and leaching.

  • Master of Science student has bigger fish to fry (11 June 2018)

    When Carlos Moraes first arrived in New Zealand he worked as a kitchen hand in some of the best seafood restaurants in Queenstown. Now, instead of frying fish he’s studying them for his Master of Science in Biological Sciences.

  • Improving health of new-born calves (11 June 2018)

    Fieldays Scholarship winner Gemma Lowe has been awarded $22,000 to research infrared thermography (IRT) for the early disease detection of neonatal calf diarrhoea.

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