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Trip of a lifetime for first year student 30th September 2015

A first-year University of Waikato student is preparing for the internship of a lifetime; travelling to Antarctica in February as part of the Antarctic Youth Ambassador programme.

Waikato University staff member wins international cooperative education award 21st September 2015

University of Waikato's Dr Karsten Zegwaard has won the Donald MacLaren Jr Academic Award for Professional Achievement in Cooperative & Work-Integrated Education.

Old methods produce new data 21st September 2015

Old fishing methods are providing the raw data that modern techniques can't match in the Rotorua Lakes.

Tricks of the light 14th September 2015

Bridgette Farnworth is unashamedly nerdy and a self-confessed tree-hugger. She's also the recipient of a University of Waikato Research Institute doctoral scholarship.

Professor makes Kudos finals 7th September 2015

With more than 20 years' experience working in the Waikato environment, biological sciences Professor Brendan Hicks has covered a bit of ground.

University of Waikato receives nearly $10 million in MBIE Research Funding 4th September 2015

The University of Waikato has received nearly $10 million in new funding from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. The funding was announced by Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce.

Gallagher gift to enhance Waikato University's engineering programme 3rd September 2015

A significant gift from the Glenice and John Gallagher Foundation will be used to establish a new chair in engineering at the University of Waikato.

Dynamic duo makes KuDos finals 31st August 2015

Two University of Waikato technicians - Dudley Bell and Aaron Wall - have been selected as finalists in the 2015 KuDos Hamilton Science Excellence Awards.

New Suez Canal opens door for marine invaders 6th August 2015

When the new and enlarged Suez Canal opens on Saturday, two University of Waikato academics will not be cheering quite as loudly as the population of Egypt.

Mangroves buffer the effects of rising seas 22nd July 2015

Mangroves could play a critical role in preventing rising sea levels from eating away at vulnerable parts of the coast, according to a study by Kiwi and UK scientists being published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society A in August.

Doctoral student wins $40K for Antarctic research 20th July 2015

A University of Waikato doctoral student has been awarded a top national scholarship to do research in Antarctica.

Enemy at my port! Lecture to look at marine biological invasions 17th July 2015

Humans have greatly influenced the distribution of marine species worldwide which has had significant effects.

Alumna on the road to curing cancer 9th July 2015

After completing a Master of Science in biological sciences (with first class honours) at the University of Waikato, Alice Chibnall made the move south from Hamilton to Wellington.

Science and engineering demos a hit with gifted kids 6th July 2015

The New Zealand Association for Gifted Children held its 40th anniversary conference at the University from 3-5 July.

Volcanic pilgrimage for Fulbright scholar 2nd July 2015

A Fulbright Science and Innovation Graduate Award has paved the way for Ben Simons to research persistently active volcanic systems.

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