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About the University

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington is one of New Zealand’s oldest and most prestigious tertiary institutions with a proud tradition of academic excellence. Learn more about our 125 years of rich history.

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Our story

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington, originally known as Victoria College, was founded in 1897, the year of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Our story

Campuses and facilities

About our faculties and schools, as well as the facilities and services across our three campuses in the thriving capital city.

Campuses and facilities
The Hub, Kelburn Campus
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Mahi ana i konei—Working here

Information about current vacancies, our University's mission, and the benefits of joining us.

Working here
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Our national and global rankings

We are New Zealand’s top-ranked university for research intensity, and we consistently rank among the world’s best universities in the QS World Rankings.

Our rankings