Research at Waikato

AI Team

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.

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.

Margaret Barbour

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.

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