Top-ranked university for research

Victoria University of Wellington has a unique and proud history as the country’s globally ranked capital city university. Victoria is consistently ranked within the top 1.5 percent of universities internationally and we are New Zealand’s top-ranked university for research quality.

Victoria’s connections and influence at local, national and international levels are strengthened by our capital city status. As a global civic university, Victoria’s researchers lead thinking on the big questions facing society. Their work addresses global challenges for the benefit of communities in New Zealand and internationally.



Our research

At Victoria our staff are passionate about finding solutions to some of the world’s greatest problems—find out more about our research.

Public trust in the public service

Do New Zealanders trust politicians and government systems? Why might distrust actually be a healthy thing?

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If you saw this, what would you do?

Bullying is a life-long problem that can have a lasting negative impact—how can it be most effectively tackled?

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Who's keeping an eye on the kids?

Can any of us have a reasonable expectation of privacy in an age of mobile phones, drones and the internet?

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China or USA—do we have to pick sides?

The biggest strategic challenge facing New Zealand is how to maintain good relations with the competing powers of the United States and China.

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