Faculty of Science

Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science presents an exciting range of study options from nanotechnology to submarine volcanoes, the origins of the universe to how we think, 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 Crown 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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27 February 2015 Survey reveals signs of tuatara recovery
The tuatara population on Hauturu ō Toi/Little Barrier Island may be recovering, according to results from a recent survey. Read more
18 February 2015 Chemistry graduate to research green alternatives
A chemistry graduate aims to create safer and more stable natural hair dye, and help preserve handmade paper from China. Read more
11 February 2015 Populations benefit from having different kettles of fish
New research from Dr Jeff Shima shows having weaker individuals has positive effects on its population. Read more

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Leaders in Scientific 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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Office Hours

Please note our shorter hours until Friday 13 March—8.30am to 3.30pm (except Tuesdays opening at 9.30am).