Research rankings

The University' Wellington Faculty of Science consistently ranks highly for research quality.

Victoria University of Wellington’s commitment to world-class scientific research has positioned it first among New Zealand universities.

In the most recent Performance Based Research Fund (PBRF) Quality Evaluation the Tertiary Education Commission ranked Victoria University of Wellington number one in New Zealand for research quality.

Within the Wellington Faculty of Science:

  • Earth Sciences was ranked first among New Zealand universities for research quality.
  • We ranked in the top three universities for Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour, Molecular, Cellular and Whole Organism Biology, and Pure and Applied Mathematics.

Global recognition

  • Development Studies, Earth and Marine Sciences, Geography and Psychology at this University were all ranked in the top 100 in the most recent QS World Rankings.
  • In 2017, our collaboration with GNS science was ranked ninth worldwide in the prestigious annual Nature Index.