Waikato as a global hub for AI
The University of Waikato’s expertise in machine learning and data mining has been affirmed, with news it will offer a graduate and postgraduate programme in Artificial Intelligence from 2022.
Ground-breaking research uncovers medicine from the sea
World-leading Tauranga marine scientist, Professor Chris Battershill, says we need to make a greater effort to protect ocean biodiversity and better manage this important natural resource, for the future of human health and the planet.
Nurturing the next generation of writers
Home to some of New Zealand’s best novelists, short story writers and children’s authors, the University of Waikato is ranked among the top 250 universities globally in English Language and Literature in the QS World University Rankings.
Greening our cities
One solution to the biodiversity crisis is bringing indigenous nature back into cities and urban communities. This is more important than ever, since the Covid-19 pandemic has seen people locked down and stuck at home, looking to nature in their local environment for mental health and wellbeing.
Leading New Zealand to a more sustainable future
Construction industry waste is a big problem. How are our researchers collaborating to develop a more sustainable, circular economy for New Zealand?
Cybersecurity: staying ahead of the hackers
Cybercrime is a growing underground industry. The returns are great, the risks are low. It’s costing companies and countries millions in ransoms each year.
New app focuses on the wellbeing of women during pregnancy
A New Zealand researcher specialising in perinatal mental health has developed a new app to support psychological and emotional wellness during pregnancy.
Spotlight on women and elite sports culture
The pressure on modern athletes is more intense than ever, with greater media and social media coverage and heightened public scrutiny.
Research finds microplastics in New Zealand shellfish
New Zealand research paints a grim picture of the impact plastic is having on the global food chain.
Robots to the rescue
Researchers from the University of Waikato’s School of Engineering and School of Computing and Mathematical Science are working with industry partners, growers and other institutions to develop high-tech solutions to challenges facing the horticultural industry.
Indigeous explorers’ ancestral ocean stories relevant to climate crisis
Stories from Indigenous explorers in the Southern Ocean are being gathered by University of Waikato researchers to transform how our climate crisis is communicated.
World-first climate change degree launches
The new qualification, unique to Waikato University, builds on its long-standing reputation in environmental science and decades of research across a range of disciplines, from exploring the impacts of sea level rise and extreme weather events to examining political, social and economic systems that have contributed to climate change.