From the Vice-Chancellor
Professor Roy Crawford
Kia ora and welcome to the latest issue of the Alumni & Friends E-Newsletter.
It is testament to the hard work of our staff that the University of Waikato's growing reputation has been further boosted with the recent announcement that we are now ranked among the very best young universities in the world. This is good news not just for our students, but for our alumni too as our rankings directly contribute to the value of your Waikato degree on an international level. The rankings, by the highly-regarded Times Higher Education, has Waikato as the 46th best university under 50 years old. The same organisation ranks us in the top 2% of universities worldwide, a great achievement in such a short time. Read more
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Waikato Management School Excellence in Practice Series: These free seminars feature industry leaders from NZ and overseas talking about their experiences and how they have navigated through the ever-changing business landscape. 9 August, 1-2pm, Sir Henry van der Heyden; Chairman Elect, Auckland International Airport and Chairman, Tainui Group Holdings discusses issues of governance. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Waikato in Samoa, 6pm, 6 August: Chancellor Rt Hon Jim Bolger and Vice-Chancellor Professor Roy Crawford will host Samoan alumni and friends at the Orator Hotel in Apia for networking and the local school student business case competition. To register and find out more, email email@example.com
Faculty of Education Alumni event, 13 August in New Plymouth: Join us to hear from Education Dean Professor Roger Moltzen as he discusses the exciting developments taking place in the Faculty of Education and reconnect with fellow alumni and Faculty of Education staff. Find out more
Bay of Plenty Young Alumni event 15 August: Join us at the Mount for the second in a series of Young Alumni events being held throughout NZ. Hear WMS' Dr Heather Connolly explain the ins and outs of effective networking, then put those tips into practice for the rest of the evening. Find out more
Combined NZ Alumni event, 29 August in San Francisco: Education New Zealand are hosting alumni from New Zealand universities at the Emirates Team New Zealand cup base in San Francisco. Alumni will have the opportunity to tour the ETNZ base and hear from crew members, as well as connect with fellow ex-pats. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register and find out more.
Inaugural Professorial Lectures 2013: This lecture series introduces the University's newest professors to the community. Come along to find out what our people are doing and how their work is having a real impact on the world around us. 17 September: Prof Chris Branson, Faculty of Education.
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