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.

The challenges and benefits of outdoor recreation during NZ's coronavirus lockdown

New Zealanders are likely to cope better with the coronavirus lockdown if they spend time exercising and playing outdoors, while still following official advice on social distancing.

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The coronavirus crisis shows why New Zealand urgently needs a commissioner for older people

New Zealand is often described as a great place to grow up. We must also ask ourselves whether it is a great place to grow old.

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?

Australia’s discussion of kava imports reflects lack of cultural understanding

Apo Aporosa looks at the implications of easing restrictions on kava importation for personal use.

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.


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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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