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. 


Jul24Public LecturesStephen Hawking and black holes; and Unveiling the universe
Date: 24 July 2014
Time: 5.30 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Eastern Institute of Technology, Gloucester Street, Taradale, Napier
Victoria University of Wellington invites you to a free public lecture. Read more

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22 July 2014 Using synthetic biology to make new antibiotics
Research at Victoria University of Wellington could lead to a new generation of antibiotics, helping tackle the global issue of ‘superbugs’ that are resistant to modern medicine. Read more
18 July 2014 2013 New Zealand's warmest winter on record
The world continued to warm last year, according to the State of the Climate in 2013 report, with some Southern Hemisphere countries, including New Zealand, having one of their warmest years on record. Read more
15 July 2014 Public talk to explore black holes and radio galaxies
Best known for his contributions to the theory of traversable wormholes, chronology protection and analogue spacetimes, Professor Matt Visser from the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research, will give a talk titled Stephen Hawking and black holes. Read more

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Science in Context

Develop your appreciation of the role of science in society with our new Minor "Science in Context".

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Enrol now for summer courses

From Geographies of New Zealand to Popular Psychology, enrolments for undergraduate and postgraduate summer courses in the Faculty of Science are open now.

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