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Research at Victoria

As New Zealand’s number one university for research quality, we are committed to research excellence and to work that will have a positive impact.

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Research impact

Our researchers are passionate about finding solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems. Their contributions have impact—translating into real improvements for local, national and global communities.

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Research news and commentary

  • Restorative values and practices will be part of staff and student life, as Victoria University of Wellington leads the way among New Zealand universities in transitioning to a 'Restorative University'.

  • Early childhood education in the outdoors may offer hope for reversing the pillage of our planet, write Associate Professor Jenny Ritchie and Dr Sophie Alcock from Victoria University of Wellington's School of Education.

  • Janepicha Cheva-Isarakul, PhD candidate and teaching fellow in anthropology at Victoria University of Wellington, on a country where unevenly applied regulations distribute citizenship via combinations of blood, soil and paper.

Areas of research strength

Our researchers work at the forefront of significant areas across a variety of disciplines. These research strengths are the foundation of our international reputation.

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Study with us

Explore a topic you’re passionate about, create new knowledge and become an expert in your research area with a PhD, professional doctorate or Master’s by research.

We offer a research environment with highly experienced and engaged supervisors and with extensive connections to industry, government and communities.

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Partner with us

At Victoria we are committed to research that will have an impact in the real world. We work with businesses, organisations and entrepreneurs on world-class innovation.

Organisations across a diverse range of industries and communities have benefited from our research. Let us help you to make a difference.

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Engage with our students

Victoria students shine in whatever capacity you engage with them. There are many ways that our talented students and graduates can add value to your organisation.

Discover how you can collaborate with research students, on work placements, internships, short-term projects and student or graduate employment.

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Support for researchers

Victoria’s Research Office provides professional research support services, including help with research grants, development, ethics, policy, performance and reporting.

It provides advice for new researchers, information on Māori research practices, commercialisation and research administration.

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Centres, institutes and chairs

Our research centres, institutes and chairs are having a wide-reaching impact in their specialist areas. Their links to industry and government allow our academics to conduct relevant and effective research.

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