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In 2020, Victoria University of Wellington will become the first university in New Zealand to offer a major in Science Communication.

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    Glacier loss likely to continue

    Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington and NIWA scientists are exploring the ongoing effects of climate change, including possible impacts from the Australian bushfires, on New Zealand’s glaciers.

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    Infectious diseases affect communities even when they're not present, with anticipation of disease and its aftermath having consequences for relationships, mental health, productivity, and more, writes Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington's Dr Courtney Addison.

  • Professor James Crampton. 
Photo credit: Luca Crampton.

    New light shed on ancient NZ

    Bit-player marine creatures step up to a starring role in the evolution story thanks to research led by Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington's Professor James Crampton.