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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 >>

You and your 10 billion best microbial buddies

Friday, 9 September 2016, 9:28 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Two leading biomedical researchers, Professor Anne La Flamme from Victoria University of Wellington and Dr Elizabeth Forbes-Blom from the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, will discuss the role of the body’s microbes in shaping our immune system ... More >>

Governance of citizens’ data reaches “critical point”

Wednesday, 7 September 2016, 10:33 am | Victoria University of Wellington

An expert in the governance and regulation of data technologies says New Zealand, and most other western countries, are at a “critical point” in the way we regulate and protect digitally captured personal data. More >>

Victoria appoints senior leader in digital technologies

Monday, 5 September 2016, 12:27 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington has appointed Professor Steven Warburton, an internationally respected leader in digital learning and teaching, as its inaugural Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Digital Futures). More >>

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 >>

 

 

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