Our digital future

Leadership and vision for the digital age—imagining, exploring and enabling the possibilities of our digital future.

What we do

Victoria is uniquely placed to help Wellington and New Zealand prepare for the digital future—watch the video from founding theme chair Professor Benoit Aubert.

Spearheading digital futures

The possibilities presented by the digital age are multifaceted, exciting and complex. From information-sharing, shopping and learning, to how we work, travel and live, our world is increasingly impacted by digital technologies.

Victoria University will be a leader in imagining and exploring the possibilities of a digital age. We have the knowledge and capability to design technologies that will enable a digital future, the expertise to understand and communicate what a digital future will mean for individuals, organisations and society and a mandate to prepare young people to be educated citizens in a digital society.

Researchers from all disciplines at Victoria University are collaborating to explore and find solutions to the many challenges and opportunities associated with our digital future.

Te Aumatihiko – Spearheading Digital Futures

This is literally drawing on ‘au’ meaning current and movement, in this case in to the future. Matihiko is the Māori word for digital.

Education in 2050

Education and computing experts from Victoria University offered glimpses into the future of education in 2050 at a workshop considering the impact of digital technologies on education over the next 30 years.

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Professor Neil Dodgson and Education in 2050 workshop.

Living in the digital age

The internet is an increasingly important part of our daily lives—but do we understand how to protect our personal information and stay safe online?

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Collaborative research projects

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Our research

Victoria draws expertise from across the University. Our capability covers a wide range of relevant areas including digital government, education, film, design, science, engineering and computer science, maths and statistics and law.

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Professor Mengjie Zhang

Learning from nature to create the future

Professor of Computer Science Mengjie Zhang is applying biological evolution theories to the artificial to create more effective AI and improve machine learning.

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Centres, institutes and chairs

The multidisciplinary research centres, institutes and chairs at Victoria provide a platform for our world leading researchers to collaborate and focus on significant research challenges related to Spearheading digital futures.