Aquaculture economy a lucrative industry for the Bay of Plenty
A brand-new aquaculture facility is now operating in Tauranga thanks to a $13 million algal biotechnology research project, funded by the Tertiary Education Commission’s Entrepreneurial Universities programme and the University of Waikato.
Early career researcher awarded Rutherford Fellowship to investigate blooming Didymo
Does the dreaded Didymo bloom because of climate change, new environments or a genetic variant? The University of Waikato’s Dr Alexis Marshall will investigate these questions thanks to a 2020 Rutherford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship from Royal Society Te Apārangi.
University of Waikato celebrates 13 Marsden Fund winners
University of Waikato researchers will lead 13 new programmes supported by the Marsden Fund covering topics from the whole disciplinary spectrum.
Lack of prescriptions affects Māori diabetes patients
University of Waikato researchers have found Māori patients receive fewer prescriptions for a common diabetes medication than non-Māori patients, and have worse blood sugar control as a result.
University of Waikato marine scientist awarded women’s global fellowship in climate change
Dr Shari Gallop, a marine environmental scientist and University of Waikato Senior Lecturer based in Tauranga, has been awarded the New Zealand 2020 L’Oréal/UNESCO For Women in Science fellowship for her research on the science of restoring estuaries and how they will stand up to climate change.
Māori and Pacific wellbeing focus for Health Research Council award winners
Four emerging University of Waikato researchers have received Health Research Council (HRC) Career Development Awards to build knowledge supporting Māori and Pacific wellbeing.
Top Waikato researchers receive prestigious Rutherford Fellowship grants
Two top researchers at the University of Waikato have received $800,000 each as part of a 2020 Rutherford Fellowship from Royal Society Te Apārangi.
New research seeks to transform data ecosystems to benefit indigenous peoples
A team of University of Waikato researchers have successfully secured $6m funding over four years in the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Endeavour Fund round.
Major funding boost for circular economy research programme
Engineering Professor Kim Pickering has been awarded $10.9m in Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Endeavour funding to explore a circular economy concept created for the Aotearoa New Zealand context, shaped by the philosophies and values of both founding cultures, Māori and European.
Working to end racial oppression supported by $10m MBIE grant
Researchers at the University of Waikato are leading a project that will investigate racial oppression across society.
Waikato researchers receive $26.9m in MBIE Endeavour funding
The University of Waikato has successfully secured funding for three projects, worth a total of $26.9m, in the latest MBIE Endeavour Fund round.
Waikato research to support transition to net-zero-carbon process heat sector by 2050
University of Waikato School of Engineering Professor Michael Walmsley will lead a seven-year research programme to reduce energy-related greenhouse gas emissions, thanks to $12.5m in funding from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.