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.



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

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Victoria is committed to enhancing New Zealand’s role as a trading nation in the Asia-Pacific region. An area of focus is helping kiwi companies do business in Asia.

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Great wall of china
3D printing versus live organs

If you can 3D print a playing violin, why not 3D print a pumping heart?

3D printing is transforming how we create things and pushing the boundaries of what is possible—could it be the way forward for manufacturing in New Zealand?

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Imagine converting sunlight into enough energy to power the world

Victoria is making advancements in capturing and utilising sunlight through low-cost solar cell technology that could sustainably meet the world’s energy needs.

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Solar power
MS cells under the microscope

What happens when your body's defences attack you?

Researchers at Victoria are devising ways to treat auto-immune disorders using repurposed medications.

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Ruthless villains?

Wasps are taking a heavy toll on our ecosystems and economy. Victoria scientists are devising novel ways to wipe wasps out—hopefully for good.

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Justice system

Does our justice system treat people equally?

Whether people are treated equally when it comes to welfare, pensions and sentences for financial crimes reveals a lot about New Zealand society.

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