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The sky’s the limit

Wednesday, 23 April 2014, 12:06 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University has strengthened ties with Chinese astronomers, as part of the University's participation in one of the world’s largest science projects. More >>

Students create their own league to find legends

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 3:56 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington will play host to an e-sport tournament over the holidays, with students both co-ordinating and competing in online games. More >>

It ain’t over ’til it’s over—winning back customers

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 11:02 am | Victoria University of Wellington

It ain’t over ’til it’s over—winning back customers A sales firm inevitably loses customers no matter how well it is doing—but is it worth trying to win them back? A recent study by Dr Annie Liu from Victoria University of Wellington and Mark ... More >>

Many computer users “too lazy” to protect online security

Monday, 14 April 2014, 9:32 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Around 80 percent of home computer users who admit that they don’t take measures to protect their online security cite laziness as the reason, a PhD study from Victoria University of Wellington has found. Nicole Braun, who will be graduating in May with ... More >>

Addressing misconceptions about psychopaths

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 12:16 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Psychopaths are often portrayed as untreatable supercriminals but Professor Devon Polaschek from Victoria University will question these depictions in her inaugural professorial lecture next week. More >>

Climate change impacts tuatara population

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 12:02 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

A new study involving researchers from Victoria University of Wellington shows climate change could ultimately result in the extinction of a population of tuatara. More >>

Climate change film goes global

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 11:24 am | Victoria University of Wellington

A global agreement for the educational market has been secured for Thin Ice – the Inside Story of Climate Science, a film that features a number of Victoria University of Wellington climate change scientists. More >>

Upcoming Public Policy Lectures at Victoria University

Monday, 7 April 2014, 4:35 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Systems Change in the Manufacturing Sector: Innovation and Access to Technologies for Sustainable Development Date: Friday, 11 April Venue: The Treasury, 1 The Terrace, Level 5, Rooms 510-511 Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm More >>

A new voice for schizophrenia

Friday, 4 April 2014, 11:04 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Personal circumstances inspired a Victoria University of Wellington student to invent new technology that helps family members of people with schizophrenia understand what it’s like hearing voices. Me_04As part of her Master’s in design innovation, ... More >>

Keeping tabs on those who leave

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 12:42 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

A Victoria University of Wellington researcher is playing a key role in the first major international study into emigration policies around the world, led by Oxford University. More >>

Best New Zealand Poems now online

Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 2:01 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Best New Zealand Poems 2013 has been published online, showcasing work from award-winning poets, including the current Poet Laureate, to new and emerging talents. The 2013 edition includes work from award-winning poets such as Fleur Adcock, current Poet ... More >>

Children overlooked in the transition to primary school

Thursday, 27 March 2014, 9:30 am | Victoria University of Wellington

A Victoria University researcher has found that parents and teachers working through the transition from early childhood services to primary school sometimes forget to ask children for their input. Maggie Haggerty, a senior lecturer at Victoria University ... More >>

Victoria University Student Completes Coveted Internship

Tuesday, 25 March 2014, 1:24 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

This summer, Victoria University of Wellington student Mathew Rex did an internship at the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) in Sydney, Australia. More >>

Regaining trust key to restorative justice

Friday, 21 March 2014, 2:48 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

An inaugural professorial lecture by Victoria University of Wellington’s new Chair in Restorative Justice will argue that the need to restore trust is at the core of restorative justice. More >>

New Zealanders’ online privacy behaviours under microscope

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 11:24 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Age, ethnicity, income and education are significant factors in how people manage their personal information online, a Victoria University of Wellington study has found. More >>

Research gets gold

Monday, 17 March 2014, 9:23 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Described as “the equivalent of a desktop version of a mainframe computer” the smart red Spinsolve machine sitting on a lab bench at Victoria University is evidence, say its designers, that the vision of the late Sir Paul Callaghan is coming to fruition. More >>

Making the most of windy Wellington

Friday, 14 March 2014, 1:02 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Windy Wellington is providing the perfect backdrop for two postgraduate students from Victoria University to research the potential of wind power. Daniel Akinyele and Hatem Alzaanin are part of a newly formed and rapidly expanding power and renewable ... More >>

Victoria University hosts international trade union expert

Friday, 14 March 2014, 12:52 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

The future role for trade unions will be the focus of an internationally respected trade union expert from Harvard University, hosted by Victoria University of Wellington from 17 March. More >>

PHARMAC’s “hardball” approach a money saver

Friday, 7 March 2014, 3:08 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

The tough bargaining stance of PHARMAC, New Zealand’s drug purchasing agency, has reduced costs to the taxpayer, but not without consequences, a recent Victoria University of Wellington study concludes. More >>

Their Honours do the honours

Friday, 7 March 2014, 12:44 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Their Honours do the honours The Faculty of Law at Victoria University of Wellington has a proud record of its alumni achieving high office in the public service, the academy and the judiciary. Its current judicial alumni have clubbed together and ... More >>

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