Faculty of Science

Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science offers an exciting range of study options, exploring the origins of the universe, to the depths of the Antarctic ice sheets, to the processes of the human brain, and more.

Victoria University has a central place in Wellington, the Science Capital of New Zealand. We make the most of ongoing collaborations with local research institutes, healthcare providers and government departments to give our students access to the breadth of opportunities that a career in science offers.

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Aug4Science Careers Expo
Date: 4 August 2016
Time: 11.00 am
Venue: Alan MacDiarmid Building, Kelburn Campus
A chance for science students of all levels to meet with potential employers to discuss career opportunities. Read more

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25 May 2016 Studying the behaviour of potential rhino horn poachers
Victoria University of Wellington biology students are carrying out an experiment to learn about the behaviour of potential poachers of rhinoceros horns. Read more
24 May 2016 New steps towards understanding earthquake hazard
New earthquake forecasting methods could help us prepare for the next big one, two Victoria University of Wellington academics say. Read more
19 May 2016 Embracing a Boutiq opportunity
Chemistry graduate Dr Anna Henning has been named an Emerging Innovator finalist at the annual KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards. Read more

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Summer research

Three science students who participated in the Summer Scholars Scheme talk about their projects.


Why we fly to space

Dr Alexander Gerst, astronaut and Victoria alumnus, gave a popular public talk about his six-month mission on the International Space Station.

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Virtual tour

Take a virtual tour

A look at our facilities.