The latest in research and achievement from the University of Waikato.

  • 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.

  • A Wales of a time

    18 December 2018
    University of Waikato Hillary Scholar Michaela Kerr will be heading to Wales next year for a semester-long exchange at Cardiff University.

  • Waikato student wins Best Poem Award

    18 December 2018
    Aimee-Jane Anderson-O’Connor’s poem “Instructions” has picked up the 'Best Poem' award at the Spinoff Review of Books Awards.

  • A million dollar investment in sniffing out threats to our environment

    18 December 2018
    A major funding boost is enabling Waikato researchers to establish whether detection dogs can identify invasive pest fish.

  • Bittersweet celebration for graduating soulmates

    17 December 2018
    Whanganui River couple, Tim and Maggie Pauro, graduated at Te Kohinga Mārama Marae last week with a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary – Mixed Media Presentation (MMP).

  • What do Kiwis think of encryption?

    17 December 2018
    New research by University of Waikato academics reveals what people value most when using encryption.

  • New guidelines for better healthcare for transgender people

    14 December 2018
    Health professionals and transgender advocates from around the country have created a new set of guidelines.

  • Leaving a WSU legacy

    13 December 2018
    Nexus editor Lyam Buchanan and WSU President Candra Pullon both graduated from the University of Waikato this week, each leaving a student legacy and long list of achievements behind them.

  • Uni signals the turning of a new Paige

    13 December 2018
    Otumoetai College student Paige Taylor has been awarded a D.V. Bryant Trust University of Waikato Residential Scholarship and the Otumoetai Trust Undergraduate Scholarship, worth a total of $16,500, to study a Bachelor of Business at the University of Waikato in Hamilton.

  • From Waikato to Vietnam

    12 December 2018
    Thanks to the Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia, Waikato student Aaminah Ghani is starting an eight-week internship at Direct MX in Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Gallagher scholarship for cyber security

    12 December 2018
    Mitchell Grout is the fourth in his family to come to Waikato University and he's just been awarded a substantial masters scholarship.

  • Revealing mākutu

    12 December 2018
    Historian Dr Nēpia Mahuika has a received a significant new award to look at the history of mākutu.

  • Rowing her way through graduation

    12 December 2018
    Champion rower Jackie Kiddle will graduate with a Bachelor of Science this month, with a long list of achievements to look back on.

  • Ko wai au I te Ao, I te Poo?

    10 December 2018
    Getting her Masters degree before 50 was one of many challenges this grad has met.

  • It’s uni in the Bay for Bae

    10 December 2018
    Water polo and volleyball rising star Bae Fountain was awarded a University of Waikato Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship to study a Bachelor of Science majoring in Environmental Science and Aquaculture at the new Tauranga city campus in 2019.

  • First-in-family scholarship means study down town for Bayley Brown

    10 December 2018
    Bayley Brown is set to follow her childhood dream of becoming a teacher when she studies a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) at the University of Waikato in Tauranga next year. She'll do so as an inaugural recipient of a Tauranga Campus First-in-Family Scholarship.

  • Family first, study later

    7 December 2018
    Mavae Ahio took longer than expected to get his degree, but he's just fine with that.

  • Dream job, no loan

    6 December 2018
    Next week’s graduation will be special for Golden Jubilee Scholar Anna Caudwell, who will graduate without a student loan and with a long list of academic and personal achievements to look back on.

  • A jolly good fellow

    6 December 2018
    Engineering PhD student Safiya Noorzai has been awarded a Claude McCarthy Fellowship for a second time.

  • Uniting new science and traditional Māori knowledge

    5 December 2018
    A major Marsden Fund project will combine cutting edge science with Mātauranga Māori to reveal the secrets of pā across the Waikato.

  • Can an app make the experience of pregnancy easier?

    5 December 2018
    Waikato researchers believe they have created an app that can make a real difference for pregnant women, their partners and families.

  • Whakatāne wahine takes on Waikato, then the world

    4 December 2018
    It’s been a year of self-discovery for Rangipare Belshaw-Ngaropo, who moved from small coastal town Whakatāne to larger inland city Hamilton, to study at the University of Waikato.

  • The science of seaweed

    4 December 2018
    Sea lettuce - it’s unsightly, smelly and the scourge of Tauranga Harbour during summer. While it’s deemed a pest, it may also hold the key to a new and valuable industry in the Bay of Plenty thanks to a $13 million algal biotechnology research project, funded by the Government and University of Waikato.

  • Dancing from the heart

    3 December 2018
    December’s graduation ceremony will mark the end of an academic journey and the start of a year-long travel adventure for 21-year-old dancer Courtney Richmond.

  • Antarctica, a degree and a business too

    30 November 2018
    Nick Humphries, graduating after action-packed study years.

  • How to live a legacy

    30 November 2018
    PhD student Season-Mary Downs has been given an award from the Māori Law Association to recognise her work in the Northland community.

  • The unexplored frontier beneath our feet

    29 November 2018
    In just a few cubic centimetres of soil you will find a complex web of life: predators and prey, destroyers and creators, who are helping to feed life itself.

  • Waikato school leavers get financial boost

    28 November 2018
    Fifteen school leavers from the greater Waikato region will be heading to the University of Waikato next year with the help of the David Johnstone Charitable Trust.

  • Getting fit

    28 November 2018
    Dr Jordan Waiti has worked as a community health consultant and is now teaching community health papers at the University of Waikato.

  • Through the lens of isotopes

    27 November 2018
    Dr Adam Hartland is planning to establish what the environmental impact of the heavy metal cadmium is on New Zealand’s agricultural and aquatic systems.