Faculty of Science

Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science presents 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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Jun17Public LecturesPublic Lecture Series - Nelson
Date: 17 June 2015
Time: 5.30 pm
Venue: Rutherford Hotel, 27 Nile Street West, Nelson
The Faculty of Science invites you to a free public lecture on pharmaceuticals and gene therapy. Read more

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27 May 2015 Cigna awards inaugural Actuarial Scholarship
Navin Patel has been awarded $5,000 towards his studies as recipient of the 2015 Cigna Actuarial Scholarship. Read more
26 May 2015 Victoria University graduate to study with world’s best
Master’s of Physics graduate Luke Pratley has been awarded over a quarter of a million dollars in scholarships to undertake a PhD at one of the best universities in the world. Read more
21 May 2015 New company to advance potential treatment for cancer and other diseases
An immunotherapy technology for treating cancer and other diseases has been patented and will be the initial focus of a newly-formed company. Read more

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Biological Sciences students with a waterbath

Leaders in Research

In the latest PBRF Victoria University of Wellington was ranked first overall and number one in a range of science subjects.

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Victoria Professor joins world's top scientists

Congratulations to Professor Colin Wilson, who has been elected to fellowship of the Royal Society of London—one of the highest honours a scientist can receive.