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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22 April 2015 Victoria designs transportable MRI machine
Staff and students have designed an ‘MRI Ambulance’ to speed up the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients. Read more
20 April 2015 Chemistry student wins Australasian Rheology Award
PhD student Davoud Zare is the first New Zealander to win the ‘Howard See Young Rheologist Travel Award’. Read more
15 April 2015 Promising numbers at annual Maths Challenge
Over a hundred high school students were put to the test this week during a day-long maths competition. 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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