The University of Waikato is committed to positive change, where research helps tackle global challenges, teaching and learning has no borders, excellence is celebrated and all cultures work together as one.
The University of Waikato stands proudly on the world stage as a provider of future-focused, international education. Through strong connections with local, national and global industries, our Waikato executive courses are developed to help you apply knowledge and skills in real work environments.
Waikato is ranked among the top universities worldwide according to the QS World University Rankings and has been awarded #1 University in New Zealand for Research in 2023/24. The Waikato AHUORA Centre for Smart Energy Systems delivers world-class energy research and training for industry and the Waikato Business School, ranked #1 in New Zealand, is home to the Waikato Management School that is among 1% of global universities to hold Triple Crown Accreditation.
With a strong focus on academic excellence and innovation, Waikato’s internationally recognised applied courses are world-class and you’ll learn from lecturers known for making a big difference in the world around them.
Our mission is to help create more sustainable New Zealand industries that sit in harmony with taiko (environment) and tangata (people) through smart energy systems and integration
The University of Waikato Bachelors in Climate Science is the first of its kind in the world, combining scientific knowledge of the biophysical world with understanding of economic and political systems and the impacts on Māori, Pacific and Indigenous communities. This new innovative Waikato BSc provides a broad skill-set to contribute meaningfully into the future job market.