The University of Waikato
The University of Waikato sits among the top 3% of universities world-wide. Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings from late 2016 placed the University at 324 in the world – up from 338 in 2015, based on a range of criteria including reputation, research, teaching, employability and internationalisation. Times Higher Education ranked Waikato 68 out of 100 “most international” universities in the world. Within its seven faculties, the university strives to provide a future-focused curriculum and is committed to ongoing investment in technology, and campus and programme development. It offers a broad range of qualifications for undergraduate and graduate students, priding itself on the flexibility of its degrees. Teaching methods at Waikato prepare students to think critically and to show initiative in their learning. All programmes are taught with a balance of theoretical knowledge and the practical application of that theory. As one of New Zealand’s major research organisations, the university works collaboratively with researchers throughout New Zealand and across the world.
Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
The Faculty of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (FCMS) at the University of Waikato strives to challenge students, preparing them for a wide variety of careers in what is a rapidly changing world. In 2014 the Faculty celebrated the 25th anniversary of the internet in New Zealand - an achievement made possible in 1989 with the help of the FCMS. In 2013 the Faculty launched New Zealand’s first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) and have introduced the country’s first Cyber Security Lab and Master of Cyber Security. In 2016 the Faculty became the first and only New Zealand member of the international group of iSchools - a partnership of the world’s leading information schools. World-class researchers and facilities underpin unique collaborations within the Faculty, across campus, and internationally. These collaborations bring together creative minds, unique technologies, and degree structures tailored to students’ interests and skills.