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Phoning home helps threatened languages live on

Friday, 26 August 2016, 10:42 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Mobile phones, computers and other technology are often thought to erode the unique cultural identities of small communities, but Victoria University of Wellington Professor of Linguistics Miriam Meyerhoff argues the opposite can be true. More >>

Victoria University health researchers honoured

Friday, 19 August 2016, 2:30 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Two Victoria University of Wellington researchers have been recognised by the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) for their work into understanding social issues of health and wellbeing. Professor Kevin Dew and Dr Kirsten Smiler were honoured ... More >>

Victoria offers unique international trade degree

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 12:17 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

In a trans-Tasman first, a new international trade degree, launching at Victoria University of Wellington in 2017, will encourage students to work beyond traditional academic divides and succeed in the global economy. More >>

New Zealand decision on Paris agreement welcomed

Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 3:14 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

A climate change expert from Victoria University of Wellington says New Zealand's decision to ratify the Paris agreement this year shows a welcome commitment to addressing climate change. More >>

The influence of Māori and Pasifika ancestry on health

Monday, 15 August 2016, 12:06 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

European and Polynesian genepools are different and should be treated differently when matching tissues for transplants or prescribing medicines, says a Victoria University of Wellington researcher who has just completed an extensive 30-year study. More >>

Former Prime Minister calls for new constitution

Wednesday, 10 August 2016, 8:37 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Former Prime Minister and Victoria University of Wellington Distinguished Fellow Sir Geoffrey Palmer is calling for a modern written constitution in New Zealand to boost public confidence in government. More >>

The immune system—when does a friend become an enemy?

Wednesday, 3 August 2016, 11:01 am | Victoria University of Wellington

The immune system—when does a friend become an enemy? The immune system is designed to protect our bodies against disease, but it can have a darker side, says a Victoria University of Wellington researcher. Professor Anne La Flamme has spent over 20 years ... More >>

Promising Alzheimer’s research takes a step forward

Monday, 1 August 2016, 9:07 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Scientists from Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Liverpool have been awarded more than $850,000 to advance a potential treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Professor Peter Tyler and Drs Olga Zubkova and Ralf Schwrer from Victoria’s ... More >>

New prescription for community pharmacies

Monday, 25 July 2016, 11:24 am | Victoria University of Wellington

The changing role of local pharmacists will be examined in-depth in a new research project led by Victoria University of Wellington. More >>

Survey shines light on working conditions

Friday, 22 July 2016, 11:23 am | Victoria University of Wellington

A survey of over 2,000 collective employment agreements from Victoria University of Wellington shows that while gains are being made for unionised workers, the benefits are having a wider effect as collectively agreed terms and conditions are often extended ... More >>

Measles, melanoma and ripples in the deep

Friday, 15 July 2016, 12:04 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

From how the universe began to how our immune systems can be used to treat cancer, two researchers at Victoria University of Wellington will this month discuss their work at the forefront of scientific research and discovery. More >>

Troubled waters ahead for marine life

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 9:47 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Research from Victoria University of Wellington is investigating how coastal marine species may struggle with Earth’s increasingly intense storms. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has forecasted that rising global temperatures will mean ... More >>

Conference focuses on law’s future role

Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 4:52 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

From “generation rent” to artificial intelligence, robotics and driverless cars, experts from around the world will tomorrow converge at Victoria University of Wellington to grapple with topical and challenging legal issues. More >>

Pasifika law and culture experts lift lid on hard issues

Friday, 1 July 2016, 2:41 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Academics, law practitioners, university and secondary school students will gather at Victoria University of Wellington next week to take part in the Pasifika Law and Culture Conference. More >>

Cabinet paper proposes Treaty of Waitangi breaches

Friday, 24 June 2016, 9:47 am | Victoria University of Wellington

A paper prepared for Cabinet proposing the introduction of a freshwater allocation work programme would breach the Treaty of Waitangi and ignores recent Waitangi Tribunal and Supreme Court decisions in relation to Māori rights to freshwater, say two academics ... More >>

New Zealand Defence White Paper under the microscope

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, 2:50 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington’s Centre for Strategic Studies (CSS) and the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs are hosting a one-day symposium to examine the 2016 New Zealand Defence White Paper. More >>

Million-dollar funding to fight antibiotic resistant bugs

Wednesday, 15 June 2016, 10:38 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington researchers have been awarded nearly $1.2 million in funding to find new and improved antibiotics from previously untapped sources. More >>

Multiple sclerosis trial begins at Wellington Hospital

Monday, 13 June 2016, 12:42 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

A Victoria University of Wellington researcher is leading a clinical trial which may offer new hope to multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferers. More >>

Professor of Law appointed Queen’s Counsel

Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 10:13 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Law is now home to four Queen’s Counsel. Professor John Prebble is the latest Faculty member to be appointed to the prestigious rank in an announcement last night by Victoria alumnus and Attorney-General ... More >>

Leading sustainability expert joins Victoria

Wednesday, 1 June 2016, 3:14 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

An academic at the forefront of thinking about sustainability joins Victoria University of Wellington today as New Zealand’s most senior university figure devoted to what she calls “one of the biggest global challenges of our time”. More >>

 

 

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