2013 News

  • Kiwi call in perfect harmony

    A group of researchers at Victoria University studying the little spotted kiwi are uncovering surprising results about our national bird’s behaviour.

  • Climate story

    Thin Ice – the Inside Story of Climate Science will screen first at Te Papa in Wellington and, subsequently, as Earth Day dawns around the world, on every continent.

  • Top research rankings

    Victoria has been ranked first among New Zealand universites based on the research performance of its academic staff.

  • Expanding research in fisheries science

    A new position, which will build a specialised research programme to inform and support New Zealand’s fisheries industry, has been created at Victoria University.

  • Front line of Climate Change

    Excerpts from a new feature film that paints an intimate portrait of the global community of researchers racing to understand the world’s changing climate will be shown at Victoria University tonight.

  • Toxic Algae

    Mark Heath, a PhD student, has spent the past six years studying the deadly algae, cyanobacteria, with a particular focus on the Hutt River.

  • Global climate research appointment

    Dr James Renwick, Associate Professor of Physical Geography, has been appointed to one of the world’s most influential global climate research bodies.

  • Creating technology entrepreneurs

    Victoria University has launched a unique Master’s degree that will see students start their own company and pitch to a Dragons' Den-style panel of investors.