Research & Expertise

The University of Waikato is one of New Zealand's major research organisations, playing a key role in the economy and making a significant contribution to the international innovation system.

Women’s surfing riding wave towards gender equity

The World Surfing League recently became the first US-based global sporting league to offer equal pay to male and female competitors, so what are the implications?

Early detection of lung cancer

Dogs' sensitive noses may be the key to early detection of lung cancer, using breath ad saliva samples.

Hacking your holiday

Dr Joe Burton looks at how cyber criminals are increasingly targeting the tourism market.

Children's picture books disrupting language hierarchies

Dr Nicola Daly explores how te reo Māori is represented and argues that the way languages are displayed in bilingual picturebooks can disrupt the status quo.

Dead as the Moa

Oral traditions show that early Māori recognised extinction.


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Early Years Research

Early Years Research

The Faculty of Education has a new research centre with a focus on education and children aged 0 to 8 years. Read More

Research Degrees

Research Degrees

Start your postgraduate journey here at Waikato University under the tutelage of our world-class academics. Read More


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