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Cambridge is less than half an hour's drive from Hamilton where more than 40,000 students attend the city's three main tertiary institutes.

They are:

University of Waikato

tertiarty-education cambridge-isiteThe University of Waikato has a student population of about 12,000, including 2,000 international students, and 4,000 complete a qualification annually.

The main campus is in the suburb of Hillcrest (19 kms and 18 mins drive from Cambridge) while a satellite campus is located nearby in Ruakura Rd (for Continuing Education courses).

The university employs almost 2,000 academic and support staff for five faculties (Arts and Social Sciences, Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Education, Law, Science and Engineering). The university also has a School of Maori and Pacific Development, and is home to the Waikato Management School, a leading business school.

Wintec: Waikato Institute of Technology

Wintec has three campuses in Hamilton, with its main campus almost in the centre of the city. Its Rotokauri Campus is about 10 minutes drive north of the CBD on a 56 hectare site, providing trades workshops, a specialist training restaurant and kitchens, and sports science labs.

The institute's Horticulture Education Centre is located at the Hamilton Gardens on the Cambridge side of the city.

Wintec offers programmes in the following subjects - Health and Social Practice; Business; Sport and Education; Science and Engineering; Visual Arts, Design, Communication and Music; Horticulture, Arboriculture, Agriculture and Animal Technology; Information and Communication Technology; Automotive, Construction, Plumbing, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering and IMC; Hospitality, Hair, Beauty, Tourism, Events, Fitness, Outdoor Recreation, Massage and Security.

Te Wananga o Aotearoa

Established in 1984, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is one of New Zealand's largest tertiary education providers offering a range of certificate to degree level qualifications to New Zealanders of all ages and walks of life.

Two of its 80 national locations are in Hamilton - Mangakōtukutuku, 254 Ohaupo Road, Glenview, Hamilton, and Raroera, 510 Te Rapa Road, Te Rapa, Hamilton.

Guided by Maori principles and values, TWOA provides courses in small business, computing, social work, teaching, Maori performing arts and te reo Maori.



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