Research at Victoria
Victoria University of Wellington is one of New Zealand’s top research institutions. Our university is in the capital city, and our researchers enjoy collaborating with people from government agencies, business, and major scientific and cultural institutions in Wellington and around the world. Our research strengths are broad – and range from biotechnology, earth sciences and nuclear magnetic resonance to Māori knowledge, linguistics and law. A number of our researchers are also successful entrepreneurs who have partnered with business to bring new products and ideas to commercial markets.
Our PhD students are at the heart of our research culture and as well as having a Faculty of Graduate Research to provide support to our graduate students we offer a range of scholarships to help fund their work. We also have specialist staff available to help our researchers access funding from within the university and from external funding agencies.
We are committed to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and their implementation in research which is by Māori, for Māori, involves Māori or is relevant to Māori.
Victoria University is committed to developing a strong research culture that generates new knowledge with a major social, economic or scholarly impact. You can find out more about our recent research in these areas: