2016 News

  • Uta Waterhouse stands in front of No Smoking sign

    Smoking to self-medicate

    New research from Victoria University of Wellington into high rates of smoking among people with schizophrenia has found that patients may be using it to alleviate symptoms of the disorder.

  • A Kiwi Einstein visits Victoria

    The world-renowned mathematician who found the exact solution of Einstein’s field equation of general relativity, will speak next week as part of the New Zealand Mathematical Society Colloquium held by Victoria University of Wellington.

  • Scientific response to shakes explained

    The following commentary by Associate Professor John Townend from Victoria University's School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences was originally published in The Press on 28 November. The geophysicist explains the scientific response beyond the recent magnitude 7.8 earthquake to strike New Zealand.

  • image of bacteria growing in the shape of New Zealand

    Putting New Zealand on the front page

    Victoria University of Wellington scientists have featured on the cover of a leading international journal with an image of bacteria grown in the shape of New Zealand.

  • Victoria scientists scoop sought-after awards

    Three Victoria University of Wellington researchers are among a small group of emerging New Zealand scientists to receive highly sought-after Rutherford Discovery Fellowships from the Royal Society of New Zealand.

  • Research for Life grants for Victoria researchers

    Six Victoria University medical researchers have received grants in the second funding round of the year from Research for Life, formerly known as the Wellington Medical Research Foundation.

  • Victoria research flourishes in Marsden funding

    Victoria University of Wellington researchers have received 26 prestigious Marsden Fund grants worth $14.3 million, the largest number ever received by the University and more than 22 percent of the total funding awarded in 2016.