24 November 2021 at 12:19 pm

Waikato and Cardiff Universities launch strategic partnership

The University of Waikato and Cardiff University in Wales are joining forces to deliver world-class collaborative research.

The two institutions have launched a strategic partnership that will open up new opportunities, and a new seed fund will offer $240,000 a year to their  researchers and professional services staff for collaborative projects.

Speaking at the launch of the partnership, Education New Zealand’s Chief Executive Officer Grant McPherson said university partnerships are key building blocks to international engagement and connecting New Zealand to the world.

“Sharing academic and research best practices while developing global citizens through the mobility of students and scholars is a proven method of delivering mutual benefits to all parties,” he said.

“It is great to see two forward-looking universities ... seeking out tomorrow’s leaders to offer them a new future.”

The initiative follows several years of successful cooperation between the universities in the areas of artificial intelligence, biochemistry and environmental law.

That collaboration now extends to a wide range of disciplines from climate change, engineering, agritech and data science to management, psychology, education and nursing.

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