Professor Roy Crawford
Welcome to this latest issue of E-News. I enjoy these opportunities during the year to keep our alumni and friends informed about the University’s accomplishments.
At the present time we are operating in a very tight fiscal environment. In May we had the latest government Budget, which was generally neutral for universities, but we were pleased with the announcement of extra funding for science, research and technology. As our alumni know, research is an integral part of life at the University of Waikato, and I am proud of the contributions being made by our students and researchers to advance knowledge and contribute to innovation.
Universities contain more than half the country’s researchers, generate nearly all the postgraduate students, and develop research outcomes into commercial opportunities. In 2009, the University of Waikato signed new research contracts worth more than $38 million.
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Kea New Zealand is excited to launch Pass it On
An initiative designed to connect New Zealand businesses with the world using our global network of 1 million ex-pats, especially in the lead up to Rugby World Cup 2011, when the world will be watching New Zealand. Please visit www.passiton.co.nz to support the initiative by signing up and passing on the video content, which showcases the best of New Zealand.
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University of Waikato Celebrations
Faculty of Education Celebrates 50 Years of Teacher Education
The first student intake for the Faculty of Education, formerly the Hamilton Teachers’ College, was in 1960. It is now the No1 education school in the country according to government rankings.
Throughout 2010 there will be a series of symposia, which will be advertised on their website and on the University of Waikato online events calendar. For further information view the Waikato Faculty of Education website or contact them on (07) 838 4500 or email
Te Piringa - Faculty of Law - Upcoming Events
The University of Waikato's Law School is now known as Te Piringa - Faculty of Law. Te Piringa translates as "the coming together" and reinforces the University's distinctiveness, and the Faculty's commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi, to biculturalism and to teaching the law in its broader contexts.
The Faculty is planning celebrations for its 20th Anniversary in 2010 and in 2011 and is also planning an alumni event in Vanuatu and Samoa in 2010. For more information about the anniversary celebrations click here. For more information about the alumni event in the Pacific, please contact Linda Te Aho firstname.lastname@example.org. Do we have your updated contact details? Email them to email@example.com or use the online update form.
Join us in Shanghai on Monday, 14 June 2010, Sheraton Shanghai
University of Waikato Vice-Chancellor Professor Roy Crawford warmly invites you and a guest to the New Zealand Universities Alumni Reception.To register for the event please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series
The Inaugural Professorial Lecture Series is endorsed and championed by Vice-Chancellor Professor Roy Crawford, who sees it as an opportunity to give maximum exposure to the University, its academic staff, and the importance of their research and specialist areas.
From Idaho to Waikato: An American's View of U.S. Media and the Future of News in the Global Marketplace
Date: Wednesday 9 June 2010
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: S.G.02, University of Waikato Campus
Continuing Education – Hamilton programmes
Continuing Education - Tauranga programmes
University of Waikato Events
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