Research at Waikato

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Sensing Success

How did a group of Waikato engineering researchers evolve into a successful company working with the world's titans of tech?

Electronic Waste

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.

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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).

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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.

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