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Proving the benefits of music therapy

Friday, 7 April 2017, 10:14 am | Victoria University of Wellington

A Victoria University of Wellington academic has been awarded nearly $100,000 in funding to research the effectiveness of music therapy for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The New Zealand IHC Foundation funded-project, led by Dr Daphne Rickson ... More >>

New Zealanders’ beliefs in climate change increasing

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 9:37 am | Victoria University of Wellington

New research from Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Auckland has found New Zealanders’ beliefs in climate change and that humans are causing it are increasing over time. More >>

Five-year research partnership targets breast cancer vaccine

Tuesday, 21 March 2017, 9:39 am | Victoria University of Wellington

A vaccine for breast cancer is on the horizon, thanks to a new partnership between Victoria University of Wellington’s Ferrier Research Institute and the Breast Cancer Foundation New Zealand (BCFNZ). More >>

Experts discuss improving governance for a better future

Monday, 20 March 2017, 12:20 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington’s Institute for Governance and Policy Studies is bringing together a range of experts for a one-day symposium at Parliament, to discuss how societies can exercise good governance not merely for today, but for ... More >>

Victoria establishes Faculty of Health

Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 10:35 am | Victoria University of Wellington

The Faculty will bring together existing researchers and teachers from across the University, and will focus on non-clinical, non-medical subjects such as health promotion, health policy and health service delivery as well as other subjects to be announced. More >>

New Zealand lags behind in international shipping law

Monday, 13 March 2017, 9:12 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Research from Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Law reveals New Zealand is lagging behind when it comes to international laws around ship emissions and air pollution. Dr Bevan Marten profile pictureDr Bevan Marten, a senior lecturer who ... More >>

First evidence of rhinos’ ability to correct sex imbalance

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 9:52 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Research led by Victoria University of Wellington has demonstrated the ability of rhinoceros to modify the sex of their offspring to avoid the dominance of one gender and limit severe competition for breeding. More >>

Mimicking evolution to treat cancer

Friday, 3 March 2017, 10:18 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Artificial forms of evolution are being used by a Victoria University of Wellington scientist to improve the ability of microbes to attack tumours. Research led by Associate Professor David Ackerley, director of Victoria’s Biotechnology programme, has underpinned ... More >>

New temperature extremes for Antarctica

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 10:16 am | Victoria University of Wellington

A Victoria University of Wellington scientist is part of an international group of experts who have identified the highest temperatures ever recorded in Antarctica. More >>

Victoria offers accredited courses for patent attorneys

Monday, 27 February 2017, 10:02 am | Victoria University of Wellington

In a first for a New Zealand university, Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Law is now offering accredited courses under the new trans-Tasman patent attorney registration scheme. More >>

Human rights is the new business risk

Friday, 24 February 2017, 10:10 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Globalisation has sharpened debate on the responsibility of corporations for their human rights footprint but the question of how they can be held liable for human rights violations remains. More >>

Adapting to New Zealand’s changing climate

Monday, 20 February 2017, 10:38 am | Victoria University of Wellington

A Victoria University of Wellington and University of Otago project has been awarded almost $400,000 in funding to investigate the impact of climate change on New Zealand’s frozen water resources. More >>

Explaining New Zealand’s “unusual” growing glaciers

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 10:42 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Newly published research shows regional climate variability caused an “unusual” period in which some of New Zealand’s glaciers grew bigger, while glaciers worldwide were shrinking. More >>

The impact of our warming world on Earth’s ice

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 10:25 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Top international scholars will gather at Victoria University of Wellington next week to discuss the connections between Earth’s frozen waters and the global climate system. More >>

Future sea-level rise from warming of polar ice sheets

Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 10:10 am | Victoria University of Wellington

One of the world’s most prominent glaciologists, who is behind a landmark report revealing the unstoppable collapse of a large part of Antarctica, is giving a free public lecture next week at Victoria University of Wellington. Professor Eric Rignot, ... More >>

University centre to open in the heart of creative industry

Friday, 27 January 2017, 2:32 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

A new state-of-the-art facility in the heart of Miramar’s film sector will be established through a collaboration between Victoria University of Wellington and Miramar Creative Ltd, directed by Weta companies Co-founder Jamie Selkirk. More >>

Partnership to strengthen legal research in New Zealand

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 10:30 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Law and Thomson Reuters have announced a new partnership to support and promote the Faculty’s leading legal research. The partnership will support authors from the Faculty of Law who are contributing ... More >>

Harnessing hope to treat rare disease in children

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 10:07 am | Victoria University of Wellington

New research from Victoria University of Wellington has provided insight into the effectiveness of a potential drug to treat a rare, fatal disease in children. Sometimes referred to as childhood Alzheimer’s, Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) disease is a genetic ... More >>

What will the wasp plague be like this year?

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 1:32 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

New research from Victoria University of Wellington has revealed the population of the common wasp is amplified by spring weather, with warmer and drier springs often meaning more wasps and wasp stings in summer. More >>

Māori constitutional law lies in stories not statutes

Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 11:34 am | Victoria University of Wellington

A Victoria University of Wellington law researcher studying Māori constitutional principles is focusing on traditional kōrero pūrākau (stories) rather than documents, statutes and court reports. More >>

 

 

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