Netball is New Zealand’s most popular women’s sport, but foot injuries are common. Wintec student Terrina Chapman's foot research is helping to reduce injury through a partnership with Hamilton City Netball.
Research and innovation at Wintec
Research at Wintec is characterised by:
- Applied research projects that are responsive to the needs of industry and communities and have a real-world impact.
- Relationships of trust with local communities, including Māori and Pacific communities, as well as with a global network of research collaborators.
- Rangahau, undertaken by Māori, for Māori, as Māori, and in pursuit of conveying a Māori empirical perspective of the world.
- Transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary work that brings together a range of perspectives, knowledge and understanding to solve complex theoretical and practical challenges.
- Collaboration across the institute and with national and global partners, with the dual aim of learning from best research and innovation practice at all levels, and projecting Wintec and New Zealand’s capabilities into the global arena.
The Wintec research aspirations go well beyond this. Driven by the research office, the institution proactively seeks to open spaces for research and innovation through:
- A focus on the formation of transdisciplinary teams and research groups across the institution
- Networking and development of collaboration opportunities, including through a research fellowship fund
- Monitoring and identification of external funding opportunities and support to the proposal development process
- An HRC-accredited Human Ethics in Research approval process and other processes in support of high-quality research
- Profiling and sharing of Wintec research and researchers
Wintec offers postgraduate and master’s level programmes in media arts, sport and exercise science, midwifery, nursing and social practice, business informatics, and innovation.
As a postgraduate student, you will learn from the best and will be well supported throughout your studies by our experienced and respected supervisors, academic staff and dedicated support staff. The Wintec postgraduate programmes are designed with the 21st-century workforce in mind.
An eco-friendly research experience in New Zealand is a highlight for students from South Korea and Taiwan who are at Wintec to complete a research internship.
Engineering is one of the Waikato’s most robust industries so it’s apt that the regions two largest educational providers have joined forces to host the Australasian Association for Engineering Education’s (AAEE) annual conference in December this year.