Waikato research recognised for international impact in latest world rankings
The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, released today placed the University of Waikato in the top 401-500 universities worldwide, out of more than 1,500 universities from 93 different countries. The University has moved up a band from being ranked in the 501–600 band, in 2020.
Fish detector dogs helping to sniff out pest fish in Waikato and Bay of Plenty lakes
There’s some fishy business going on in the Schools of Science and Psychology at the University of Waikato, some might even say it’s gone to the dogs as Dr Clare Browne and her team of canine colleagues work to rid New Zealand’s waterways of pest fish.
Six University of Waikato Environmental Science students receive Sparling Travel Award
Six masters and doctoral students have been given the opportunity to travel throughout New Zealand to present their research findings at conferences, and gain valuable insight into the research economy, thanks to the generosity of Dr Graham and Ruth Sparling.
3MT event puts PhD research centre-stage at Waikato
A speech on the development of ancestral Waikato pā using both a mātauranga Māori and archaeological approach won the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Doctoral Final at the University of Waikato last week.
A passion for sports science: Dr Shannon O’Donnell
While the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are playing out half a world away, a group of University of Waikato researchers are watching on with eager interest.
The hot science cooling down our athletes at the Tokyo Olympics
When Stephen Fenemor was a boy, growing up in Motueka at the top of the South Island, he dreamed of representing his country.
Tokyo Olympics: new action sports reframing participation and equality
Yesterday three teenage skateboarders stood on the podium at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to receive their medals.
The world’s first large scale hydrogen production plant in Southland – a flawed think-big project
A plan by two of New Zealand’s largest electricity generators to create the world’s largest green hydrogen plant in Southland is fundamentally flawed, says one of New Zealand’s foremost experts in hydro schemes and electricity generation.
Journal the first to translate academic papers into Pacific languages
A ground-breaking online Pacific language journal, understood to be the first of its kind in the world, is calling for new submissions from authors.
Research points to passive discrimination in healthcare system
Research into the healthcare experiences of Muslim refugee women in Aotearoa has highlighted significant barriers to accessing care and a disregard for cultural practices present in healthcare services.
Silica secreting marine organisms regulate climate on Earth
A picture of our changing climate is often captured in images of bleached coral reefs, but a University of Waikato researcher has discovered that other marine organisms and processes are critical to regulating temperatures on Earth.
Ecology researcher awarded Hamilton Kirikiriroa Medal
The Hamilton Kirikiriroa Medal, one of the city’s highest accolades, was awarded to University of Waikato ecologist Professor Bruce Clarkson yesterday at Claudelands Events Centre.