The University of Waikato and George Mason Charitable Trust have joined forces to support in-depth research into Taranaki ecosystems. The plan is to get a coherent approach to research in an often-neglected part of the country.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research at the University of Waikato Professor Bruce Clarkson is one of the scientists behind the project to provide scholarships for postgraduate students to study issues in marine and fresh waters and on the land. The Trust is donating $100,000 a year for five years and the university will match that.
Professor Clarkson says the George Mason Trust has long been a supporter of the university, funding scholarships and research projects. "But it’s been in an ad hoc way, so we’ve worked together to design a high-quality integrated model." Read more.