Marsden funds to help tackle challenges from climate change to teaching our history
University of Waikato researchers are leading a series of new projects from studying how our soils can help combat climate change, to designing how to better teach Māori history as part of Aotearoa’s new curriculum reset, all supported by the Royal Society’s Marsden Fund.
New study to look at how women have coped during the pandemic
How New Zealand women have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and the strategies they have devised to cope will be researched in a new project led by the University of Waikato.
Waikato climate researchers develop device sold to universities around the world
Waikato researchers unlocking keys to climate change hidden in the drip water from inside New Zealand’s deepest caves, have developed a new device being used by researchers around the world.
New research shows link between conversion practices and negative mental health for trans and non-binary people
New findings published from a national survey led by University of Waikato researchers has found that trans and non-binary people living in Aotearoa New Zealand who have experienced gender identity conversion practices are more likely have worse mental health.
New research shows how Covid-19 lockdowns affected the world’s athletes
How have Covid-19 lockdowns affected the world’s athletes? It’s a question that 111 researchers from over 60 countries, including New Zealand, have sought to answer in the largest international study of its kind.
Nationwide survey launched to understand what the 20-minute city idea will look like in New Zealand
University of Waikato researchers have launched a nationwide survey asking New Zealanders how far they’re prepared to travel for work and other services, as the ‘20-minute city’ concept gathers momentum.
European Space Agency satellites used to diagnose health of Bay of Plenty lakes
Satellite images from the European Space Agency are being used to diagnose the health of Bay of Plenty lakes, researchers using images from space to hunt out algal blooms and help manage them.
New project ensures the benefits of Indigenous data are shared with Indigenous people
An international project between Waikato and New York-based researchers has received a $750,000 boost to expand tools protecting Indigenous communities’ rights over their own knowledge and data.
Rena - A decade of work by researchers illustrates the impacts of overfishing on delicate reef systems
This week marks 10 years since the Rena, New Zealand’s worst ecological marine disaster, and while monitoring has shown the amazing capacity of the ocean to recover, researchers say it has also demonstrated the impacts of overfishing delicate reef systems.
Researchers make building materials from waste saving money and the environment
As housing construction costs skyrocket and building materials are in short supply, University of Waikato researchers are developing new building products from waste, saving both money and the environment.
Source of mānuka honey’s antibacterial activity identified
University of Waikato researchers have uncovered new insights into how mānuka flowers make nectar and the source of the Unique Mānuka Factor – which could contribute to the high-value New Zealand mānuka honey industry.
Waikato researchers help launch circular economy initiatives for business
An $11 million University of Waikato-led research project to develop New Zealand’s circular economy has partnered with the Sustainable Business Network, Government agencies and Waste Management to help businesses build a circular economy.