University of Waikato - Te Whare Wãnanga o Waikato
On 9 November 2021, Cardiff University and the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand entered into an International Strategic Partnership.
The strategic partnership builds on a successful student exchange agreement with the University of Waikato. We envisage the partnership will continue to provide mutual benefits for students, as well as leading to enhanced research collaboration and opportunities for our professional services to work together.
The initial areas of research/teaching focus for the partnership are listed below, although collaboration in all areas is welcomed.
- Language, Culture and Arts
- Artificial Intelligence and Data Science (Robotics)
- Business and Management
- Water, Environment and Climate Change
As part of the partnership we will explore short and long-term teaching opportunities with Waikato, as well as building international collaborative platforms across teaching and research.
With strong cultural and geographical ties, we hope that an international strategic partnership with the University of Waikato has the potential to present wider civic benefits for both Wales and New Zealand.
Background to the University of Waikato
The University of Waikato was founded in 1964 and has grown into a comprehensive, research-led university with a strong Māori identity, student community and a focus on sustainable development. It is an ambitious university with 13,000 students and 1,500 staff. The University of Waikato operates from two campuses on the North Island of New Zealand, Hamilton and Tauranga. It also has a Joint Institute in Hangzhou, China.
The University of Waikato is structured into five groupings of Schools and Faculties:
- Division of Arts, Law, Psychology and Social Sciences
- Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science
- Division of Education
- Waikato Management School
- Te Pua Wānanga ki te Ao – Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Studies
Like Cardiff University, the University of Waikato has established a number of interdisciplinary Research Institutes. A number of these have synergies with Cardiff University Research Institutes and our areas of strategic research strengths, including:
Collaboration seed fund
The fund has been established to support the development of the Strategic Partnership between Cardiff and Waikato. The fund will support staff to develop collaborative research, teaching and/or professional services projects that have clear outcomes and a pathway to develop and sustain the collaboration.