Artificial intelligence used to tackle environmental challenges
Scientists and researchers from across New Zealand are being encouraged to use a new software platform that brings together massive amounts of environmental data to solve issues from predator control to identifying communities at risk of flooding.
Waikato psychologists receive international honours
Two University of Waikato academics have been recognised by the Association for Psychological Science (APS), one of the world’s leading international bodies for psychology.
Researchers investigate links between the Morrinsville fault and faulting in the Hamilton Basin
University of Waikato researchers who have been investigating newly-discovered faults in the Hamilton Basin say the fault uncovered near Morrinsville this week may have also impacted the Hamilton area.
Waikato University research identifies crucial role of primary care in improving outcomes for cancer patients
The findings of two University of Waikato health research projects have identified the critical role of primary care in improving outcomes for New Zealanders with cancer.
University of Waikato partners with local iwi to build leadership support in schools
Dr Rachel McNae's award-winning expertise placed her in perfect stead to win a national grant working with Waikato-Tainui and the Ministry of Education on her latest project which explores culturally aligned leadership and relationship building amongst schools, iwi and communities as they design local curriculum.
Modelling international trade regulations reveals hidden impacts
New Zealand recently signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), an historic trade agreement between fifteen economies in the Asia Pacific region covering almost a third of the world’s population.
New Professorial Appointments for Waikato
University of Waikato Vice-Chancellor Professor Neil Quigley has announced academic promotions for one new Professor and 15 Associate Professors.
Earth to reach temperature tipping point in 20-30 years, new study finds
Earth’s ability to absorb carbon emissions through plants could be halved within the next two decades at the current rate of warming, according to a new study from the University of Waikato and Northern Arizona University, USA.
Airbnb not the culprit in holiday hotspot’s housing crisis
A new study has found Airbnb is not wholly to blame for the shortage of rental housing in the popular surf town of Raglan, New Zealand. The study was prompted by concern about landlords ousting local tenants before summer to take advantage of high nightly rates via Airbnb.
Unravelling mysteries of the human body and mind through research
University of Waikato researchers will explore new frontiers in human health and psychology over the next three years, investigating how we develop sight, how our memories affect planning, and how an antibiotic-resistant infection might be targeted.
Kudos for life’s work
A University of Waikato academic has been recognised along with his wife for a lifetime of work dedicated to restoration ecology.
Finding fault: researchers team up to assess Hamilton’s seismic risk and lake health
Two science research teams have joined forces to develop a new understanding of earthquake risk and lake health in and around Hamilton using core samples taken from lake beds.