Keep up to date with the latest news and research developments from Victoria’s science community.

  • research vessel in poor knights island

    The secrets of the Poor Knights Sponges

    The Victoria University of Wellington Sponge Ecology Group, led by Associate Professor James Bell, recently visited the Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve to uncover the secret life of sponges in New Zealand water environments.

  • Aaria Dobson-Waitere

    Learning the lay of the land

    A Victoria University of Wellington alumna is combining her knowledge of mātauranga Māori with modern science for the benefit of her whānau, hapū and iwi.

  • Cécile Massiot in her graduation dress

    The science of hot fluids in cracked rocks

    Research by a Victoria University of Wellington PhD graduate has improved understanding of how underground hot fluids flow through fractured rocks, which will help in the development of geothermal energy.