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Massive funding boost for Waikato research
From incorporating mātauranga Māori into marine restoration to Xeno Nucleic Acids that could have impacts on cancer research and rock weathering for carbon capture, University of Waikato projects funded in the latest round of MBIE research grants have the potential to change the world.
Attracting international students back to the Waikato
The new Learn Waikato initiative was welcomed yesterday by local education providers and agents to celebrate the launch of the new website.
University’s decarbonisation plans get a boost
The University of Waikato is closer to its goal of being carbon neutral by 2030, boosted by new funding announced by Climate Change Minister James Shaw this week as part of the $220 million State Sector Decarbonisation Fund.
University of Waikato jumps up global university rankings
The University of Waikato is proud to be recognised as number one in New Zealand for research citations in the annual 2023 QS World University Rankings, released this morning. The University has also bucked the national trend and has risen significantly up the rankings to 331 - a rise of 42 places.
New rankings show Waikato having a real impact
The latest Times Higher Education Impact Rankings have confirmed the University of Waikato is delivering on its promise to provide forward thinking, world changing research and education.
Growth in school leavers, enrolments back to pre lockdown levels
A boost in the number of students gaining University Entrance in 2021 has translated to increased numbers of school leavers heading to the University of Waikato in 2022.
University of Waikato launches a strategic partnership with Cardiff University in Wales
The University of Waikato has launched a strategic partnership with Cardiff University in Wales, designed to deliver world class collaborative research and opportunities for researchers, staff and students.
When we roll as a whānau we move as one
When Peter Rameka signed up for pre-trade TIG welding training before completing his Trade Certificate at Waikato Polytechnic 20 years ago, he found it “hard and culturally uncomfortable”. He got through the tough times by listening to his father who said, “just put your head down and make a change later”.
Waikato Management School Ranked #1 in New Zealand
The University of Waikato Management School has been ranked number one in New Zealand for Business and Economics in the 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.
Start-up Wānanga 2021 is open for Applications
Do you have a business idea you want to get off the ground? Find out how we can help. Start-up Wānanga is an opportunity to cultivate your skills as an entrepreneur fast. Shape your business or start-up business idea through a series of 10 learning ‘sprints’ and practical exercises over a weekend. On the final day, pitch your business proposal to a panel of judges and a live audience. Start-up Wānanga will be hosted over the weekend of 25-27th November. Ignite you passion as an entrepreneur and be in to win heaps of prizes! Applications close on the 21st of November for more information check out | https://www.ahikomako.nz/events-workshops/start-up-wananga/
How a chance meeting changed this meat worker's life
When Ilaisa Bale moved from Fiji to Hamilton, New Zealand, a couple of years ago, he didn’t expect to wind up in tertiary education. This November, Bale is set to graduate with a Bachelor of Applied Information Technology from Wintec.
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