Massive funding boost for Waikato research
From incorporating mātauranga Māori into marine restoration to Xeno Nucleic Acids that could have impacts on cancer research and rock weathering for carbon capture, University of Waikato projects funded in the latest round of MBIE research grants have the potential to change the world.
Research into Great White Sharks in Bay of Plenty set to begin
A new project bringing together local iwi, marine ecologists, fisheries scientists and shark experts will research Great White Sharks in the Tauranga Harbour and wider Bay of Plenty this summer.
Making change by Counting Ourselves
The second Counting Ourselves survey goes live today, Thursday 1 September.
Shining light on the potential of indigenous research, science and innovation
University of Waikato welcomes yesterday’s announcement of the government’s investment in Māori research, science and innovation and looks forward to being part of the path forward for indigenous leaders.
Ocean scientist awarded L’Oréal Fellowship
A University of Waikato PhD student has won a L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science mentoring fellowship. Only one is granted in New Zealand each year and ocean scientist Kiri Reihana (Ngāpuhi, Te Rarawa, Ngāi Tūhoe, Whakatōhea) is the first Māori PhD student to receive the award.
Indigenous birthing knowledge the focus of Fulbright research
Nikki Barrett is locking down the detail for her Fulbright-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Graduate Award.
Waikato researchers recognised as Royal Society Te Apārangi Fellows
Two University of Waikato Professors have been named Fellows to the Academy of the Royal Society Te Apārangi acknowledging the impact of their research at both a national and international scale.
Summer research projects inspire students
Whoever thinks research is a dull and lonely occupation has got it wrong, says psychology Professor Maryanne Garry, a supervisor of students doing Summer Research Scholarships at the University of Waikato.
University of Waikato Fulbright Scholar to study how kava can be used to reduce PTSD
Kava could be used as an alternative to mainstream medicines in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among military, police, fire and ambulance officers, if a new study by a University of Waikato researcher is successful.
New study shows inequality in vaccine rollout for Māori and at risk communities
New Zealand’s rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine has failed Māori and at-risk communities as health officials relied on current health services, regardless of their already inequitable distribution, says a new study.
Researchers address inequities in diabetes treatment for Māori and Pacific people
University of Waikato researchers are undertaking a pivotal study into the treatment of patients with Type 2 diabetes as they try to improve health system factors that can lead to better prescribing of medication for Māori and Pacific patients.
University of Waikato researchers to lead seaweed farming trials in Hauraki Gulf and Bay of Plenty
University of Waikato researchers’ Dr Marie Magnusson and Dr Rebecca Lawton will receive $1.2 million to lead research into seaweed farming in the Hauraki Gulf and Bay of Plenty as part of a $5 million commercial regenerative seaweed farming pilot.