Victoria University of Wellington - Latest News [Page 2]

New Zealand lags behind in international shipping law

Monday, 13 March 2017, 9:12 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Research from Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Law reveals New Zealand is lagging behind when it comes to international laws around ship emissions and air pollution. Dr Bevan Marten profile pictureDr Bevan Marten, a senior lecturer who ... More >>

First evidence of rhinos’ ability to correct sex imbalance

Tuesday, 7 March 2017, 9:52 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Research led by Victoria University of Wellington has demonstrated the ability of rhinoceros to modify the sex of their offspring to avoid the dominance of one gender and limit severe competition for breeding. More >>

Mimicking evolution to treat cancer

Friday, 3 March 2017, 10:18 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Artificial forms of evolution are being used by a Victoria University of Wellington scientist to improve the ability of microbes to attack tumours. Research led by Associate Professor David Ackerley, director of Victoria’s Biotechnology programme, has underpinned ... More >>

New temperature extremes for Antarctica

Thursday, 2 March 2017, 10:16 am | Victoria University of Wellington

A Victoria University of Wellington scientist is part of an international group of experts who have identified the highest temperatures ever recorded in Antarctica. More >>

Victoria offers accredited courses for patent attorneys

Monday, 27 February 2017, 10:02 am | Victoria University of Wellington

In a first for a New Zealand university, Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Law is now offering accredited courses under the new trans-Tasman patent attorney registration scheme. More >>

Human rights is the new business risk

Friday, 24 February 2017, 10:10 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Globalisation has sharpened debate on the responsibility of corporations for their human rights footprint but the question of how they can be held liable for human rights violations remains. More >>

Adapting to New Zealand’s changing climate

Monday, 20 February 2017, 10:38 am | Victoria University of Wellington

A Victoria University of Wellington and University of Otago project has been awarded almost $400,000 in funding to investigate the impact of climate change on New Zealand’s frozen water resources. More >>

Explaining New Zealand’s “unusual” growing glaciers

Wednesday, 15 February 2017, 10:42 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Newly published research shows regional climate variability caused an “unusual” period in which some of New Zealand’s glaciers grew bigger, while glaciers worldwide were shrinking. More >>

The impact of our warming world on Earth’s ice

Thursday, 9 February 2017, 10:25 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Top international scholars will gather at Victoria University of Wellington next week to discuss the connections between Earth’s frozen waters and the global climate system. More >>

Future sea-level rise from warming of polar ice sheets

Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 10:10 am | Victoria University of Wellington

One of the world’s most prominent glaciologists, who is behind a landmark report revealing the unstoppable collapse of a large part of Antarctica, is giving a free public lecture next week at Victoria University of Wellington. Professor Eric Rignot, ... More >>

University centre to open in the heart of creative industry

Friday, 27 January 2017, 2:32 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

A new state-of-the-art facility in the heart of Miramar’s film sector will be established through a collaboration between Victoria University of Wellington and Miramar Creative Ltd, directed by Weta companies Co-founder Jamie Selkirk. More >>

Partnership to strengthen legal research in New Zealand

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 10:30 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Law and Thomson Reuters have announced a new partnership to support and promote the Faculty’s leading legal research. The partnership will support authors from the Faculty of Law who are contributing ... More >>

Harnessing hope to treat rare disease in children

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 10:07 am | Victoria University of Wellington

New research from Victoria University of Wellington has provided insight into the effectiveness of a potential drug to treat a rare, fatal disease in children. Sometimes referred to as childhood Alzheimer’s, Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) disease is a genetic ... More >>

What will the wasp plague be like this year?

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 1:32 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

New research from Victoria University of Wellington has revealed the population of the common wasp is amplified by spring weather, with warmer and drier springs often meaning more wasps and wasp stings in summer. More >>

Māori constitutional law lies in stories not statutes

Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 11:34 am | Victoria University of Wellington

A Victoria University of Wellington law researcher studying Māori constitutional principles is focusing on traditional kōrero pūrākau (stories) rather than documents, statutes and court reports. More >>

A free virtual field trip to Antarctica

Monday, 19 December 2016, 9:19 am | Victoria University of Wellington

It’s not every day you get the opportunity to explore Antarctica, but Victoria University of Wellington’s first massive open online course (MOOC) will allow anyone, anywhere, to do just that—and for free. More >>

Power to the people

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 1:02 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

A micro-grid system that could potentially provide power to the world’s most remote communities has been designed by a Victoria University of Wellington student, who was inspired by the situation in his home country of Nigeria. More >>

New Zealand seafloor needs protection from deep-sea mining

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 11:34 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Seafloor communities within New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) need better protection against deep-sea mining, according to a Victoria University of Wellington researcher working with NIWA scientists to investigate the environmental effects ... More >>

The far-reaching impact of Antarctic melting

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 11:22 am | Victoria University of Wellington

A new study published today in Nature reveals just how sensitive the Earth’s climate might be to changes taking place in Antarctica. More >>

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 >>

   

 

InfoPages Links

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL