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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Apr29Public LecturesIs there appetite for a sugar tax in New Zealand?
Date: 29 April – 29 May 2016
Time: 12.30 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Government Buildings, Pipitea Campus, 55 Lambton Quay
The British government announced the introduction of a sugar tax, meaning soft drinks with more sugar will be taxed at a higher rate. Could a similar tax work in New Zealand? Read more
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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27 April 2016 PhD student’s revolutionary cell research to fight brain diseases
A Victoria University PhD student hopes his Neurological Foundation of New Zealand scholarship will lead to new treatments for brain diseases. Read more
22 April 2016 Research funding to test the waters
A three-year research collaboration with Chinese partners has been granted $300,000 to develop tools to detect harmful molecules in the environment. Read more
15 April 2016 Health Research Council funding for Victoria University researchers
Victoria University of Wellington researchers have been awarded $300,000 in funding from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) for projects that will aid chronic pain suffers and the disabled. 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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