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Security and Safety

Protecting People, Communities and Property

In a world where new security threats emerge on a daily basis, the University of Waikato is working in partnership with communities, business, governments and law enforcement to make the world a safer place. Our world-leading research is shaping policy, solving crimes, protecting economies and saving lives. The brightest minds in crime science, law, cyber security, psychology and public safety are on the case.

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Throughout the University of Waikato we're working on Security and Safety. Read the stories that have emerged as a result.

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Our researchers are looking into everything from human behaviour in cyberspace to driverless cars on New Zealand roads.

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Throughout the University of Waikato, these are the minds that contribute to our Security and Safety work every day.

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Get ready to contribute to the world's Security and Safety with these undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Latest news

9 May 2018

How do you deter cyber-attacks in an increasingly complex world?

Dr Joe Burton has been in Estonia at the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence, addressing that question.

9 May 2018

From Waikato to leading the world in Artificial General Intelligence

Dr Shane Legg started out with a Dick Smith’s computer for his 10th birthday, now he is at the forefront of a new computing revolution.

12 April 2018

RePAIR-ing the growth in prison violence

Violence in prisons is growing, along with prisoner numbers. Between 2010 and 2017, violent incidents and aggressive behaviour nearly doubled. A researcher at the University of Waikato is finding ways to curb that growth and possibly de-escalate it.