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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?

How antiquated legal language undermines complainants in cases of sexual assault

Dr Brenda Midson examines one of New Zealand’s most notorious sexual misconduct cases.

New Zealand’s repeal of “year and a day” rule expands liability for homicide

Dr Brenda Midson looks at the implications of the recent change to the law.

How to end Afghanistan war as longest conflict moves towards fragile peace

Professor Alexander Gillespie looks at the ongoing negotiations.

Māori loanwords in NZ English are less about meaning, more about identity

Dr Andreea Calude and Masters' graduate Katie Levendis look at the latest trends for loanwords.


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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

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Research Degrees

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


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