Annual report

The annual report provides an overview of Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s financial performance and a look back on the highlights of 2022.

The University’s 125th anniversary was marked with events and activities throughout the year, including the successful Whakanuia Celebrate 125—Heritage Open Day, which celebrated our rich history and connection to the capital city.

We ranked in the top 1 percent of the world’s universities for 18 subjects, the top 100 universities for 10, and the top 2 percent of universities overall.

From a research perspective, 2022 was a significant year for the University with staff contributions being recognised across a range of platforms. This included five of our researchers being recognised in the 2022 Research Honours Aotearoa Awards and three staff being named 2022 Ngā Ahurei hou a Te Apārangi Fellows, elected to the Academy of the Royal Society Te Apārangi.

With total external research income of over $88 million, our staff continued to contribute to research aimed at addressing key questions that society faces.

We awarded more than 4,000 qualifications during the year.

The University underwent the Cycle 6 academic audit by the Academic Quality Agency (AQA) with the panel’s final report documenting that we have met, and in some cases exceeded, the expectations of the audit framework. Many areas of good practice have been highlighted in the panel report, and the panel affirmed many University initiatives that are underway, or have been recently established.

The University completed a multi-year application and enrolment project, aimed at delivering a seamless experience for students, and launched Nuku, a new learning platform.

We undertook a detailed Tiriti self-review process, further to which 32 recommendations were made towards ensuring that activities across the University meet the eight principles in Te Tiriti o Waitangi statute. In keeping with our commitment towards ensuring success for our Māori students, four hundred and thirty scholarships were awarded to tauira Māori.

Our sustainability work was reflected in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, where we ranked 85th out of 1,400 institutions around the world and 12th for Climate Action.

The quality of our research and teaching makes Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington the university of choice in New Zealand and further afield, with students from around 100 countries part of our community in 2022.

By reflecting on our progress each year, we will continue to improve the education and experience we offer those students, while also conducting research and introducing innovations that respond to the challenges of our time.

Architectural drawing of new Living Pa building on Kelburn Parade.

Year in review

How research is thriving and the University is working to ensure a sustainable future are among the things captured by our review of the year.

A group of students climb the stairwell in Rankine Brown, with a view of Wellington city out the windows behind them

At a glance

Key facts about the University's performance on the national and world stage.

2022 annual report

Download the full 2022 annual report pdf 4.0MB including audited financial statements for the year to 31 December 2022.