Read the latest news from the Ferrier Research Institute.

  • University excels in research grants round

    Victoria University of Wellington has confirmed its place in the front row of research, with more projects supported than any of the 20-plus other institutions in the 2018 round of New Zealand's largest contestable research fund.

  • The not-so-humble bee

    A unique research collaboration involving two Victoria University of Wellington scientists and a determined start-up hopes to create a bio-plastic derived from native bees within the next few years.

  • $1.8million in funding to combat malaria

    Scientists at Victoria University of Wellington’s Ferrier Research Institute are working on developing new drugs and vaccines to combat malaria—a mosquito-borne disease that can cause flu-like symptoms. Left untreated, there is a risk of severe complications and even death.