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Smoking to self-medicate

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 11:07 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Smoking to self-medicate New research from Victoria University of Wellington into high rates of smoking among people with schizophrenia has found that patients may be using it to alleviate symptoms of the disorder. The smoking rate among individuals ... More >>

Family violence perpetrators need better response

Friday, 25 November 2016, 9:06 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Better responses to perpetrators of family violence are needed if New Zealand’s high rate of family violence is to be cut. More >>

Satellite observations provide new insight into sea levels

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 10:52 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Parts of New Zealand are sinking at faster rates than others and will be subjected to higher levels of future sea level rise, new research from Victoria University of Wellington suggests. More >>

The side of diagnosis we don’t talk about

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 11:47 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Medical diagnosis is typically viewed as an important part of the process in identifying and curing illnesses, but Victoria University of Wellington’s Professor Annemarie Jutel says the experience has a strong social impact that is too often ignored. More >>

Putting New Zealand on the front page

Monday, 21 November 2016, 11:43 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington scientists have featured on the cover of a leading international journal with an image of bacteria grown in the shape of New Zealand. More >>

Turning that frown upside down with creative coding

Friday, 18 November 2016, 2:13 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

A Victoria University of Wellington researcher is using an internet robot to investigate what it means to be creative in an increasingly computerised world. More >>

Tuiloma Neroni Slade to receive honorary doctorate

Tuesday, 1 November 2016, 10:38 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Tuiloma Neroni Slade to receive honorary doctorate Victoria University of Wellington’s Council will confer an honorary doctorate on distinguished lawyer, statesman and jurist Tuiloma Neroni Slade as part of the University’s December graduation ceremonies. ... More >>

24 hour race to find climate change solutions

Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 12:25 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

An upcoming 24 hour event co-hosted by Victoria University of Wellington and Wellington City Council aims to identify new ways for Wellington to adapt to climate change. More >>

Ocean is responding to climate change

Monday, 17 October 2016, 11:10 am | Victoria University of Wellington

The appearance of white blooms of plankton east of New Zealand suggests the ocean is responding to climate change, according to research by Victoria University of Wellington scientists. As part of her Master’s study, Bella Duncan investigated ... More >>

Sponges potential ‘winners’ in the face of climate change

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 11:13 am | Victoria University of Wellington

New research from Victoria University of Wellington suggests some sea sponge species are likely to go the distance in the face of global climate change. More >>

A man on a drug discovery mission

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 10:48 am | Victoria University of Wellington

A Victoria University of Wellington professor, whose work has led to trials for the treatment of cancers and gout, says New Zealand is carrying out world class research in drug discovery. More >>

Logical methods to interpret evidence in the courtroom

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 9:50 am | Victoria University of Wellington

How much evidential weight should be put on DNA results of blood traces in criminal cases? More >>

New book asks how much power the government should have

Friday, 16 September 2016, 10:58 am | Victoria University of Wellington

The authors of a new book are seeking New Zealanders’ views about whether this country should have a written constitution and, if so, what should be in it. More >>

Euripides’ The Trojan Women A New Translation

Friday, 16 September 2016, 10:06 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Troy has fallen. Waiting, lost in the burning ruins of the once famous city, are the spoils of war: the final few whose fates are held in the hands of the Hellenic victors. Those who must await the certainty of despair: the women of Troy. Euripides’ ... More >>

Victoria researchers win multi-million-dollar funding

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 12:56 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

A Victoria University of Wellington-led team developing devices to make methamphetamine testing of homes and motorists more efficient has been awarded $1 million in the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s 2016 Endeavour Fund science investment ... More >>

Victoria joins prestigious online course provider

Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 11:45 am | Victoria University of Wellington

In a first for a New Zealand university, Victoria University of Wellington is partnering with some of the world’s top academic institutions in a respected online platform that provides high quality education around the globe. Founded in 2012 by prestigious ... More >>

Digital disruption: a Wellington case study

Wednesday, 14 September 2016, 9:38 am | Victoria University of Wellington

The challenges facing Wellington’s fast-growing digital industry will be explored in an upcoming seminar hosted by Victoria University of Wellington. More >>

Top appointment to head Victoria cybersecurity partner

Tuesday, 13 September 2016, 2:29 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington has welcomed the appointment of NZX Chief Operating Officer Mandy Simpson as head of Cyber Toa, Victoria’s partner in developing a centre of excellence to strengthen New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific’s resilience ... More >>

The link between nature, nurture and brain disorders

Tuesday, 13 September 2016, 10:22 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Two Victoria University of Wellington researchers have published a new book in an effort to highlight the complexities of understanding the development of brain disorders like schizophrenia. More >>

Studying billions of small fish in a big pond

Tuesday, 13 September 2016, 9:57 am | Victoria University of Wellington

A Victoria University of Wellington professor is helping to unlock one of the great mysteries of the ocean by investigating the fate of billions of baby fish. More >>

 

 

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