Research impact

The research that takes place at our University impacts the lives of people regionally, nationally and globally. Learn more about research and why it matters.

At Victoria University of Wellington, we’ve created a research environment where academic rigour, innovation and delivery are made possible by talented people, outstanding facilities and strong collaborative networks.

We have an established history of research excellence globally and internationally. Our researchers are dedicated to finding real and practical solutions to major issues and are focused on improving social, economic and environmental wellbeing.

"Victoria University of Wellington has an outstanding track record in converting research funding into business or licensing opportunities. We generate a new piece of intellectual property for every $1.5 million of research funding received, one of the highest rates of return of any New Zealand university."

Dr Anne Barnett, CEO-Wellington UniVentures

Making our mark internationally

Multidisciplinary collaborations, along with active national and international relationships, are a core element of our research success. Our expertise in uniting ground-breaking research teams with problem solutions, changes and improves the world.

Global climate change report

Our academics author international report to assess impacts and mitigation of climate change.

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Raising awareness of the important issues

Our research initiatives raise public awareness about health, social, science education and economic issues within New Zealand and overseas.

Influencing understanding and raising awareness in a range of important areas makes a significant impact on the ways that communities support themselves and each other.

Sharing knowledge and expertise

Our researchers share their specialised expertise through collaborative consultation and capability building. Our researchers use their knowledge to help communities to address real-world issues.

We invite you to tap into our research knowledge-base and work with our academics and start-up companies to bring about real change at individual, community and national levels.

Immunology breakthroughs

Read about the breast cancer vaccine in development by our leading researchers.

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Ground-breaking discoveries licensed

We can licence new technologies to you through our commercial office (Wellington UniVentures), support new initiatives and handle intellectual property, delivering impact through ground-breaking technological innovations.

We have numerous projects in our pipeline and are always seeking new partners. Let us help you solve your problems.

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Research Office

Our office works with research staff to support engagement with our New Zealand and international partners. We help develop ideas, attract investment and build relationships between partners and our experts.

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Wellington UniVentures

Wellington UniVentures connects researchers with the road to commercialisation, making ideas become reality.

Commercialisation support