Distinctive strengths

Victoria’s areas of academic distinctiveness address local, national and global challenges, with a focus on Wellington, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific.

Victoria’s eight, distinctive, multi-disciplinary themes span the University and reflect Victoria’s position as New Zealand’s globally ranked capital city university. They encompass areas where Victoria and Wellington have overlapping strengths and where Victoria can most effectively contribute to local, national and global challenges.

As a global-civic university, Victoria is committed to ensuring that our local communities benefit from our internationally respected academic excellence. We place a strong emphasis on ensuring that our research informs policy and leads thinking on major societal and environmental issues.