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The University of Waikato stories

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University of Waikato awards contract to global education technology SaaS provider
Fri 21 Jan 2022
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Tribal Group, a global provider of education technology SaaS solutions, has been awarded a three-year contract with the University of Waikato to deploy the Tribal Student Marketing & Recruitment solution.
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University of Waikato says it's 'game on' for esports
Fri 17 Dec 2021
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In what might just be a New Zealand first, budding esports stars can now study this booming industry as part of their university degrees.
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Roadmap launched to grow New Zealand's robotics industry
Tue 14 Dec 2021
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"There is a lot of work happening in the sector in New Zealand but currently it is quite scattered and not very well connected."
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Aotearoa's cyber skills shortage: The tug-of-war between talent supply & demand
Wed 1 Dec 2021
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Like any balance of supply and demand, there's a frustrating gap between what graduates are taught and what the market needs.
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University of Waikato launches AI research institute 'Te Ipu o te Mahara'
Wed 28 Apr 2021
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Te Ipu o te Mahara, which means ‘A Receptacle of Consciousness’, is an institute that will explore real-time analytics in big data and machine learning.
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Arista Networks to build networking infrastructure for University of Waikato
Wed 21 Apr 2021
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The build, which covers the university’s data centre, campus, and wireless environments, will support more than 12,000 students and 1,600 staff.
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University of Waikato installs NVIDIA supercomputer to advance AI research
Tue 20 Apr 2021
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A supercomputer dubbed ‘The Ferrari of computing’ has been installed at the University of Waikato.
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Researchers to examine Māori perspectives on ethical data management
Thu 1 Oct 2020
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"We need a profoundly different approach to individual data rights and protection - one that recognises collective identities."
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Kordia Women in Tech scholarship awarded to Kaitlin Te Rito
Fri 17 Jul 2020
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Bachelor of Engineering student Kaitlin Te Rito has scooped the Kordia Women in Technology scholarship for 2020.
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NZ data scientists receive $13m to solve environmental problems
Thu 24 Oct 2019
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Data scientists at leading New Zealand universities have gained $13 million in government funding for a project that will help to solve critical environment problems facing New Zealand.
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Waikato Uni opens NZ's first esports arena
Fri 16 Aug 2019
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"People are still of the opinion that gamers are the nerds in the corner who have no social skills, doing something that won’t take you anywhere in life. But this initiative is a step towards showing people that esports can lead to many opportunities in a billion-dollar industry.”
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University of Waikato's Cyber Challenge kicks off
Thu 30 May 2019
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"There is a definite shortage of cyber security professionals in the industry and through the cyber security challenge, we hope to create a more aware and cyber-ready generation in the face of the growing cyber security threats."
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Meet the future of women in IT
Mon 25 Mar 2019
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Emily Sopers has just won Kordia’s first ever Women in Technology Scholarship, which was established to address gender imbalance in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector.
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Dr Ryan Ko steps down as head of Cybersecurity Researchers of Waikato
Tue 18 Dec 2018
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Dr Ko is off to Australia to become the University of Queensland’s UQ Cyber Security chair and director.
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Kordia launches Women in Tech scholarship at the University of Waikato
Mon 12 Nov 2018
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The scholarship is established to acknowledge and support up-and-coming female talent and future technology leaders.
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This app can tell if your Wi-Fi is 'NetStinky'
Tue 16 Oct 2018
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A researcher at the University of Waikato has created a ‘NetStinky’ way of telling whether your home internet network has been breached.
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Waikato businesses great at ideation but stumble at commercialisation, says expert
Mon 8 Oct 2018
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The Waikato might be one of the best at producing innovative ideas, but it’s not so good at commercialising them.
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NZ Cyber Security Challenge confronts issues facing women in cybersecurity
Wed 11 Jul 2018
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“A lack of diversity means a lack of important voices in these decisions and will ultimately lead to harmful blind spots in our near future."
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Industrial revolution will shape NZ's dairy and farming industries
Wed 27 Jun 2018
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“With IoT, data is coming so fast and being produced so quickly we need to be very, very efficient."
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Kiwi partnership keeping a 'vigilant' eye on fraudsters
Tue 26 Jun 2018
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"While some systems claim to be using artificial intelligence to analyse transactions, this is the most sophisticated tool available in New Zealand."
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Waikato Uni researcher travels to NATO's cybersecurity hub
Thu 10 May 2018
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"Militaries can be very closed bubbles, so that’s why I think having a centre for research excellence is a good thing."
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Aura InfoSec & University of Waikato seek talent for new Aura Professor of Cyber Security role
Wed 7 Mar 2018
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The new Aura Professor of Cyber Security will focus on risk assessment research and delivery, particularly in penetration testing.
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University of Waikato scores 'InfoSec milestone' as NZ's first (ISC)² training provider
Tue 6 Mar 2018
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“The University of Waikato will be the first (ISC)² OTP in New Zealand, which will be a milestone for the information security community here."
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Waikato Uni academic says cybercrime is now bigger than drug trafficking
Wed 29 Nov 2017
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“Every half-second a unique malware or virus is created somewhere in the world," says Dr Ryan Ko.
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