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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26 September 2016 Getting a snapshot of urban wildlife
A Victoria PhD student is using the power of citizen science to help Wellingtonians discover more about the fauna in their backyard. Read more
21 September 2016 Logical methods to interpret evidence in the courtroom get a second hearing
Victoria University of Wellington Emeritus Professor Tony Vignaux has released a second edition of the book Interpreting Evidence: Evaluating Forensic Science in the Courtroom. Read more
19 September 2016 Research on Wellington’s former refugees wins national award
Amber Kale is just halfway through her Master’s degree, but her research on bridging the gap between Wellington locals and former refugees is already gaining attention. 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. Read more about Why we fly to space.

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