Research success

The success of our researchers is demonstrated by our top rankings and the prestigious awards, grants and partners we attract.

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington is a world-class, research-intensive university that is number one in New Zealand for the proportion of academics conducting high-quality research (2018 Performance-Based Research Fund).

Our research is robust, relevant and multidisciplinary, drawing together expertise from across the University to address local, national and global challenges.

In 2017, we attracted around $57 million in external research funding from grants, partnerships and individuals—testament to the skills of our researchers and their support teams.

Celebrating collaborative partnerships

A core element of our research success is the productive, vibrant partnerships we have formed in New Zealand and internationally.

Research awards

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington celebrates outstanding researchers for their achievements.

Research impact

Research taking place at the University impacts on the lives of people regionally, nationally, and globally. Learn more about our research and why it matters.

Performance and rankings

Victoria University of Wellington is proud to be in the top 1% of universities in the world for 19 subjects and in the top 2% of universities overall.