The success of our researchers is demonstrated by our top rankings and the prestigious awards, grants and partners we attract.
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.
Development of technology to help build the world's first hybrid-electric passenger jet plane is among Victoria University of Wellington projects to receive nearly $29 million funding.
The development of drones able to fly close to active volcanoes, heralds a transformation in forecasting and monitoring volcanic eruptions.