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Living within our limits

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 9:55 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Evaluating whether Wellingtonians are living within the resource limits of their region is the focus of new research by a Victoria University of Wellington graduate. More >>

Victoria graduate helps ensure survival of rarest kiwi

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 9:51 am | Victoria University of Wellington

A Victoria University of Wellington PhD graduate’s work on the reintroduction of a critically endangered species of kiwi is helping ensure they remain in our forests for generations to come. Rachael Abbott’s PhD research examined the best ways to ... More >>

Teaching robots to see at Victoria

Monday, 15 December 2014, 2:03 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Robots may soon see the world differently thanks to work being done at Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Engineering and Computer Science. More >>

Victoria University commended for student-focused initiative

Monday, 15 December 2014, 12:58 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington’s latest academic audit commends the University for a large number of initiatives, particularly those focusing on Māori and Pasifika students. More >>

Recognition of quality for Victoria Business School

Monday, 15 December 2014, 10:39 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria Business School has had its EQUIS accreditation confirmed for a further three years, endorsing the School’s high international standing. EQUIS is the accreditation system of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) and is one of ... More >>

Twin ambitions for twin brothers

Friday, 12 December 2014, 11:44 am | Victoria University of Wellington

They live together, are studying for the same degree at Victoria University of Wellington and now twin brothers Isaiah and Tré Ratahi are getting ready to travel overseas together, following their dream to be international entrepreneurs. More >>

Victoria University appoints new Dean of Law

Friday, 12 December 2014, 11:06 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington has appointed a leading Wellington public and Māori law issues specialist, Dr Mark Hickford, as Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean of Law. More >>

Hobbit trilogy audience survey ‘most ambitious ever’

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 11:46 am | Victoria University of Wellington

The release of a worldwide survey on the Hobbit trilogy, designed to understand what fantasy means to people around the world, will coincide with the launch of the third movie on 12 December. More >>

Best film scripts awarded prizes at Victoria

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 10:34 am | Victoria University of Wellington

A Victoria University of Wellington Masters student has won the annual David Carson-Parker Prize for his feature film script The Sun At Night, set in Wellington's youth and drug culture. Jack Barrowman, a Masters student in the Creative Writing programme ... More >>

Earth science draws UK siblings to Victoria

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 2:17 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

The sister of a sibling duo from the United Kingdom will be back in Wellington to graduate with a PhD in Geology this week, reuniting with her brother who also studies earth sciences at Victoria University. More >>

Justice inconsistent across New Zealand

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 12:58 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

The severity of sentences imposed in New Zealand’s District Courts can differ dramatically between regions, PhD research from a Victoria University of Wellington graduating student reveals. Wayne Goodall, who will graduate with a PhD in Criminology tomorrow ... More >>

Turbine 14 highlights new and established literary talent

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 2:03 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

New writing from emerging and established writers and the latest graduates of Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML) is featured in the 2014 edition of literary journal, Turbine . More >>

Fans expect personal relationship with musicians

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 12:40 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Music fans want to feel a personal connection with musicians on social networking sites rather than communicate with other fans, PhD research from Victoria University of Wellington has found. More >>

Young Adult novel wins Adam Prize

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 11:44 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Young Adult novel wins Adam Prize A young adult novel, described by leading United Kingdom children’s author Mal Peet as “richly imagined, sinisterly futuristic and morally complex,” is the first of its genre to be awarded the 2014 Adam Foundation ... More >>

Victoria graduands celebrate their success

Monday, 8 December 2014, 11:46 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Nearly 1250 students, including 84 who are graduating with a PhD, will mark the successful completion of their studies at Victoria University of Wellington during graduation ceremonies and a parade in Wellington this week. More >>

Mood-altering chemical increases risk of drug addiction

Friday, 5 December 2014, 10:12 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington research has shown that the mood-altering brain chemical, serotonin, makes some people more susceptible to drug dependence than others. More >>

Third generation to cross the stage

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 11:30 am | Victoria University of Wellington

A Victoria University of Wellington graduand will follow in the steps of her mother and grandmother as she walks across the stage to collect a Tohu Māoritanga/Diploma in Māoritanga during graduation next week. More >>

Fellow to explore finance’s contribution to inequality

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 11:20 am | Victoria University of Wellington

The question of whether banks do more harm than good will be the focus of a public lecture by this year’s Reserve Bank Professorial Fellow in Monetary and Financial Economics. More >>

Student work to feature in Pacific exhibition

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 2:39 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

Work by a Victoria University of Wellington third year architecture student will feature in a virtual exhibition by New Zealand-based Pacific artists. More >>

Debating innovation and entrepreneurship

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 10:16 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Debating innovation and entrepreneurship Next week two teams of experts will debate how innovation and entrepreneurship can be complementary drivers for New Zealand’s growth. The idea behind the event came from Margaret Maile Petty, Head of Victoria ... More >>

 

 

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