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Message from the Chairperson

The Department of Computer Science at the University of Waikato has a strong international reputation for both its teaching and research. We are Bernhard Pfarhingerproud to be recognised as among the best in the world in the area of Computer Science and Information Systems - with a top 200 world ranking by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).

We offer a comprehensive range of courses and are involved in a wide range of exciting and innovative research that transcend the boundary between theory and practice.

We enjoy a high international academic profile for our work in such areas as broadband communication, data compression, digital libraries, formal methods, human-computer interaction, machine learning and software engineering.

The computing facilities in the Department are among the best in New Zealand, ranking from phones and tablets for mobile app development to cluster computers for massively parallel processing.

We have an attractive campus in a city fringe setting close to restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Nearby are surf beaches, fishing, hiking and ski resorts; and just 90 minutes away is Auckland, New Zealand’s major population centre.

Computer use in industry, business, education and government is widespread, and the need for qualified professionals with a computing background continues to grow. Prepare yourself for a successful career in the computer science industry and study with us. Contact us today!

Professor Bernhard Pfahringer
Chairperson
Department of Computer Science