University of Waikato

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The University of Waikato is a comprehensive university located in Hamilton, New Zealand. It is an internationally recognized university committed to delivering a world-class education and research portfolio, providing a full and dynamic university experience, distinctive in character, and pursuing strong international links to advance knowledge. UoW’s students learn from award-winning lecturers and researchers that deliver world-class, innovative education, which has been recognized in the 2021 QS World University Subject Rankings. The University has internationally recognised research capabilities and facilities across numerous disciplines. It delivers innovative and pioneering research and is successful in transferring its knowledge to business and government sectors.

  • The university was established in 1964, and has an additional campus located in Tauranga.
  • The University of Waikato is one of New Zealand's major research organizations, playing a key role in the economy and making a significant contribution to the international innovation system.
  • The University partners with industry, government, and other educational institutions, and continues to develop new research partnerships.
  • UoW has a student population of more than 12,500,including almost 2000 international students from more than 70 countries.
  • With a continuous drive for academic excellence, the university is proud to be an innovator in engineering, environmental science, computer science,and applications of artificial intelligence, in marine and freshwater science, and in law.