University of Waikato researchers shape the future of Artificial Intelligence in New Zealand
University of Waikato researchers are using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to tackle problems from understanding climate change to improving water quality and managing invasive pests.
Making fruit picking easy with the e-Bin
The University of Waikato has developed an electronic fruit bin that assists in the harvesting of kiwifruit to help make picking lighter work.
Studying the sex lives of spiders
A Marsden Fast Start grant will allow University of Waikato behavioural ecologist and senior lecturer Dr Chrissie Painting the time and opportunity to learn more about something that would keep most normal people awake at night - the sex lives of spiders.
New research aims to discover when and to what extent children acquire social meaning of words
The desire to understand children’s associations of certain words, their meanings and associations of speakers who use such words has led to a Marsden grant for University of Waikato data linguist, Dr Andreea Calude.
NFT - Not a Fair Trade?
Non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, have become part of the common lexicon. Twitter, Instagram, and even the MTV VMAs have become home to influencers extolling the virtues of the digital assets.
Tauranga research has potential to reduce carbon emissions on ‘million-tonne scale’
Grinding rock and spreading it onto farmland doesn’t seem like a way to fight carbon emissions, but a new research trial by the Earth-Life Interactions (ELI) research group based at the University of Waikato (Tauranga campus) and Ngāti Pūkenga are exploring a novel approach for New Zealand to capture carbon dioxide.
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.