Making fruit picking easy with the e-Bin
The University of Waikato has developed an electronic fruit bin that assists in the harvesting of kiwifruit to help make picking lighter work.
A new approach to solving waterway woes
How one young researcher is taking on the challenge of nutrient pollution, and scooping out the best thesis award in the process.
How did a group of Waikato engineering researchers evolve into a successful company working with the world's titans of tech?
Research shows oxytocin could be used as an appetite suppressant
Oxytocin, the drug sometimes called the love hormone, and which is used to bring on labour, could be the key to cutting down people’s overeating.
Kiwi and Welsh universities collaborate to bring stories and students together
A project looking at the similarities between how Māori and Welsh children keep traditional stories alive through oral storytelling is the focus of a collaboration between the University of Waikato’s School of Education and Cardiff University in Wales.
Fighting the tide of electronic waste
Waste, and e-waste in particular, is a world-wide problem, exacerbated by the fact so many electronic devices can’t be easily fixed when they break down, often because parts are obsolete, or they can only be fixed by authorised repairers. Rather than get your phone, laptop, TV or coffee maker repaired, it’s often more convenient and less expensive to buy a new one.
Research into ancestral sea voyaging
Dr Haki Tuaupiki from the Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies is two years into a three-year Marsden Fund Fast-Start Grant research project looking into ancestral seafaring knowledge of tūpuna Māori (ancestors).
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?