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University appoints new research manager 29th June 2015

The University has appointed a full-time Auckland-based Research and Innovation Manager, Dr Eric Walton.

Lectures shed light on light 26th June 2015

Are lasers part of your life and you don't even know it? As part of the New Zealand Institute of Physics conference being held at the University of Waikato in July, there are two free lectures on lasers and microwaves that are open to the public.

Antarctic life – highly diverse, unusually structured 25th June 2015

The variety of plant and animal life in the Antarctic is much greater than previously thought, reveals an assessment of Antarctic biodiversity published by a team of scientists in the journal Nature this week.

Safer driving with engineering know-how 24th June 2015

Visits to automotive manufacturing sites McLaren Formula 1, Volkswagen and Bentley are a regular occurrence for Leon Henderson at the moment. It's all part of the job for the mechanical engineering graduate, who works as a research associate at Cambridge University in the UK.

Hamilton Boys’ High makes its mark at Waikato chemistry challenge 23rd June 2015

A Hamilton Boys' High School (HBHS) team was awarded first place at the annual NZIC Analytical Chemistry Competition on Wednesday 17 June.

Awards back research which benefits community 12th June 2015

University of Waikato students whose research is making a difference to the lives of the people of the Waikato community have received Trust Waikato Community Grants.

FSEN postgraduate scholarships launched 11th June 2015

Want to work with top scientists and engineers on ground breaking research projects delivering genuine benefits?

Stand attracts top visitors at Fieldays 11th June 2015

Fieldays opened on Wednesday under threatening skies and more than 28,000 visitors with the University of Waikato stand attracting plenty of attention.

A PhD project is set to make harvesting easier for the forestry industry 2nd June 2015

A University of Waikato graduate student has devised a system that looks set to enhance forestry planting processes.

Waikato professor appointed to help build NZ Antarctic science 28th May 2015

Professor Cary and Dr Vonda Cummings from NIWA in Wellington are well known to the Antarctic science community and Antarctica New Zealand, which have supported their work on ice over many seasons.

Agri-event to strengthen links between research and industry 26th May 2015

On the eve of Fieldays, the University of Waikato will host agri-stakeholders at an event to showcase its latest research and strengthen links with the agricultural industry.

Scholarship winner's research likely to benefit New Zealand's kiwifruit industry 26th May 2015

This year's Fieldays Scholarship winner, Danielle Lelievre, is conducting research that looks likely to benefit New Zealand in an increasingly competitive global industry – kiwifruit production.

Research findings signal a promising start for PhD student 22nd May 2015

Preliminary findings from a research project at the University of Waikato could mean good things for farmers dealing with the effects of ongoing drought.

Top biology student off to Denmark Olympiad 21st May 2015

Sixteen-year-old Waikato Dio student Nikita Lyons is one of four students representing New Zealand at the International Biology Olympiad (IBO) in Denmark this July.

Unique look at forest giants 14th May 2015

Spending a month in the forest taking photos of a tree may not be everyone's idea of a good time but Catherine Kirby thought it was great.

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