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South Waikato District Council supports new engineering offerings at Waikato 1st June 2016

South Waikato District Council CEO Craig Hobbs says the University of Waikato’s new engineering offerings will go a long way to addressing New Zealand’s shortage of qualified engineers at local government level.

Rena research update 1st June 2016

Almost five years after the grounding of the MV Rena on Astrolabe Reef, a new body of research explores lessons learned and the ensuing chemical, toxicological, social and ecological studies of contamination and environmental recovery.

Scholarship supports agricultural research 30th May 2016

University of Waikato Masters student Rebecca Yeates is this year’s recipient of the $22,000 NZ National Agricultural Fieldays Sir Don Llewellyn Scholarship.

KiwiNet funding supports commercialisation 27th May 2016

Funding from KiwiNet and the University of Waikato of $285,000 will allow Electronics Engineer Associate Professor Nihal Kularatna to develop a new version of a power conditioner for Perth’s Thor Technologies Pty Ltd.

NZ peat bogs may hold climate change secrets 23rd May 2016

Sub-fossil kauri trees extracted from New Zealand peat bogs have helped an international team of scientists develop the first continuous atmospheric record of radiocarbon spanning the full Younger Dryas (YD) period.

In search of mussels 20th May 2016

What’s happening with Waikato’s freshwater mussels? University of Waikato student Michele Melchior’s 10-week summer research project looked at two species of native freshwater mussels to find out.

Engineering at Waikato set to grow 5th May 2016

The University of Waikato has had engineering courses on offer since 2002, and from B Semester 2016, will be adding civil and environmental engineering to the mix. B Semester begins 18 July.

Waikato University student awarded big Beef + Lamb scholarship 19th April 2016

University of Waikato second-year Bachelor of Science (Technology) student Emma Voss has been awarded a major Beef + Lamb New Zealand scholarship to help finance her university study. She’ll receive $5,000 a year for the next four years to put towards her tuition fees.

Nitrogen loss research benefits from scholarship 18th April 2016

Could feeding cows brassicas help reduce nitrogen loss from soil? That’s what University of Waikato second-year PhD student Sheree Balvert hopes to find out and recently landed a $10,000 scholarship to aid her research.

Astrolabe Reef Safety Video 11th April 2016

A new video has been created to show guidelines for safe and responsible boating and diving around the Astrolabe Reef / Otaiti in Tauranga.

Student proposes GMO 16th March 2016

At the official launch of the inaugural New Zealand Agri Investment Week, University of Waikato student Jack Keeys talked about how he sees the future of agri in New Zealand and, in what might be considered a touchy subject, he advocated the use of GMO – genetically modified organisms.

Hamiltonians score top university scholarship 2nd March 2016

Former Sacred Heart Girls' College student Erena Calder Hawkins is one of nine Hamilton locals to be awarded a top scholarship from the University of Waikato.

Refugees, conservation and science 19th February 2016

Andrea Dekrout’s job tackles two of the biggest issues the world is worried about right now – the refugee crisis and environmental conservation.

HRC scholarship to develop smart prosthetic hand 13th January 2016

A University of Waikato mechanical engineering student has been awarded a major scholarship to develop a brain-controlled prosthetic hand.

Climate change is warming our lakes - and fast 17th December 2015

Long-viewed as clean and green, it would appear New Zealand is not immune to the ongoing effects of climate change.

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