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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22 June 2016 Big success for Antarctic research team
It’s a trifecta of success for the Antarctic Research Centre (ARC) at Victoria University of Wellington, which is home to three researchers who are recipients of one of New Zealand’s most prestigious fellowships. Read more
15 June 2016 New Zealand’s biosecurity threat from corrupt and poorly governed countries
New Zealand could dramatically reduce outbreaks of invasive species if it selectively chose its international trade partners, research from Victoria University of Wellington suggests. Read more
15 June 2016 Million-dollar funding to fight antibiotic resistant superbugs
Victoria University of Wellington researchers have been awarded nearly $1.2 million in funding to find new and improved antibiotics from previously untapped sources 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.