2019 News

  • Nick Brettell headshot

    Rutherford Fellowship for mathematics research

    Researcher Dr Nick Brettell will be joining the University’s School of Mathematics and Statistics to undertake research on mathematical structures called matroids, supported by a Rutherford Foundation Fellowship. Dr Brettell is currently at Durham University in the United Kingdom.

  • Ellie Mestel, Martha Savage, Simon Barker, Finn Illsley-Kemp, with Tauhara volcano in the background

    Uncovering Taupō’s seismic secrets

    Despite their potential for large, dangerous eruptions, much remains to be discovered about the type of volcanoes known as caldera volcanoes. A Victoria University of Wellington, Massey University, and GNS Science research collaboration is aiming to help change that.

  • New Science Communication major in 2020

    In a world of ‘fake news’ and ‘alternative facts’ and with an increase in anti-science rhetoric, a critical understanding of science and science communication is more valuable than ever. In 2020, Victoria University of Wellington will become the first university in New Zealand to offer a major in Science Communication.

  • Developing zero-carbon aquaculture through data science

    A collaboration led by Victoria University of Wellington has received $13 million in funding to help New Zealand transition to a zero-carbon society by applying data science to the aquaculture industry.

  • Making memories

    Innovative research underway at the University’s School of Chemical and Physical Sciences could provide the breakthrough needed to develop next-generation, “green” supercomputers—and data centres—that use less power and operate at ultra-low temperatures.

  • $1 million for Krabbe disease research

    Dr Farah Lamiable-Oulaidi and her team from Victoria University of Wellington’s Ferrier Research Institute have been awarded $1 million from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Endeavour Fund to research a treatment for Krabbe disease.