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Waikato to host Sustainability Summit in 2023
Following the launch of a world-first Bachelor of Climate Change degree, the University of Waikato has taken up the mantle of hosting the 4th Aotearoa New Zealand Sustainable Development Goals Summit in 2023.
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.
Olam Food Ingredients (OFI) confirms plans for commissioning of New Zealand dairy processing plant
OFI, a global leader in natural and sustainable food ingredient solutions, today confirmed plans to develop a new dairy processing facility at Tokoroa. It is now taking expressions of interest from potential farmer suppliers, employees, contractors, and general trade suppliers.
Pioneering Te Tohu Paetahi Māori language programme celebrates 30 years for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori
The University of Waikato’s pioneering total immersion Māori language programme, Te Tohu Paetahi, is celebrating 30 years since its establishment with more than 1600 students supported on their te reo Māori journey.
Waikato researchers receive massive boost for environmental projects
Researchers from the University of Waikato will now be able to advance projects to model the ecosystems of New Zealand’s 3820 lakes, seek keys to climate change in our deepest caves and bring nature back to our cities and towns. These projects will be made possible by funding of over $12 million recently awarded by the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) Endeavour Fund.
Waikato research recognised for international impact in latest world rankings
The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, released today placed the University of Waikato in the top 401-500 universities worldwide, out of more than 1,500 universities from 93 different countries. The University has moved up a band from being ranked in the 501–600 band, in 2020.
World’s first Bachelor of Climate Change launched at the University of Waikato
The world’s first Bachelor of Climate Change degree has been launched by the University of Waikato, delivering graduates that will lead future climate change solutions, as New Zealand works to meet its target of net zero emissions by 2050
Inspiring more Māori students into science and technology career pathways
Hundreds of Māori high school students will soon be inspired to take up STEMM subjects and careers, as part of a new collaboration agreement announced today between the University of Waikato and Pūhoro Charitable Trust, and supported by the Ministry of Education.
International students return to Wintec
Dawei Wang has returned to Wintec from China as one of 1,500 international students invited to complete their study in New Zealand after 18 long months of waiting.
From zero to Xero this Waikato-born virtual assistant and her creators are ready to help millions
On 3 July 2021, a voice-activated accounting service, Tania.ai went live in New Zealand, Australia and the United States, a dream come true for a small Kiwi company and its employees, including Wintec IT graduate, Elysia Wanakore.
World-leading data quality assurance project finalist in Excellence in Govtech Award at 2021 New Zealand Excellence in IT Awards.
The team behind the world’s first national roading performance reporting and data quality assurance tool was a finalist in the Excellence in Govtech Award at the 2021 New Zealand Excellence in IT Awards.
Artificial intelligence diagnoses pneumonia, wins international award
A prototype app using artificial intelligence to diagnose pneumonia has won the developer an international award. Company-X senior software developer Jiadong Chen built the prototype for an international competition run by Microsoft.