Our teaching and research programmes are anchored in a passion for planet Earth and the geological, environmental, and social processes that affect the world around us.

Throughout New Zealand and across the globe, from the Earth’s deep interior to the communities we live in, our staff and students are working to understand the matters that most affect our planet.

Geology in Top 100 Rankings for QS

Do you think Geology rocks? It does here at Victoria University of Wellington! It's just been announced that Geology has joined Earth and Marine Sciences, Geography, and Psychology in the top 100 subjects in the 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject! Click on the link below to learn more key facts about the University's performance on the national and world stage.

A blue river, in the centre of the photo, flows over rocks and into a pool, surrounded by greenery

Our Environment

The Environmental Science students share stories on topics of interest including didymo, mangroves and the fashion industry in this class blog.

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  • Quiet time across the world

    You may have noticed New Zealand was significantly quieter during the COVID-19 lockdown. The noise from cars, emergency sirens, and children playing in the school yard faded away, leaving urban areas in particular much less noisy during March and April 2020.