The University of Waikato punches above its weight in research commercialisation. It is part of a group combining creativity knowledge and innovation to develop new and high-quality products, including world-leading, functional foods and biomedical and biohealth products.
Businesses in the region include the Gallagher Group, based in Hamilton, a global leader in security, employing more than 1000 people in 130 countries. Pacific Aerospace is designing and manufacturing rugged and reliable aircraft that perform where others can't. NDA Engineering is a world-class fabricator of high precision stainless steel vessels and vats primarily for the dairy and wine industries and exports to Europe, Asia and the Americas.
Businesses today need innovative people and the University of Waikato is dedicated to graduating outstanding graduates who are committed to "making a difference".
To prepare you for the job market we provide work experience while you are studying, and many courses have components that mirror real-life situations so you are prepared for the challenges you will face in the workplace.
The UK-based Times Higher Education rankings place Waikato in the top 2% of universities around the world. The same organisation has also ranked the University of Waikato first in New Zealand and seventh in the southern hemisphere for universities less than 50 years old.
The faculty is truly international, which gives vitality to the campus and a greater understanding of the needs of international students. There are also services on campus that cater specifically for students who come from overseas to study at Waikato.
The University of Waikato experience encourages you to challenge the status quo, to think boldly, hone your creative problem-solving skills and prepares you to take on the world.