Research centres

Explore cutting-edge research at Waikato University's research centres and discover opportunities for collaboration. Stay at the forefront of knowledge: join us in shaping the future through impactful research.

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Medical Research Centre

The Medical Research Centre supports clinical academics who want to answer research questions that are important to communities in the Waikato region and beyond.

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The industrial process heat sector contributes 28% of NZ's energy emissions (MBIE, 2019) and is a formidable challenge to decarbonise by 2050. The Ahuora Centree focuses on smart integration of physical and digital energy tech for effective solutions.

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Scholars focussing on early years research, exploring pedagogy, policy, and community connections in childhood centres and schools for children aged 0 to 8.

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Te Mata Hautu Taketake - the Maori and Indigenous Governance Centre is a research centre within Te Piringa - Faculty of Law at the University of Waikato, with a vision to improve Maori Indigenous Governance generally.

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Coastal Marine Field Station

As part of the University’s Environmental Research Institute, the Coastal Marine Field Station is involved in teaching, environmental monitoring and coastal and marine research and discovery. It has become a major centre of marine research excellence.