Victoria University of Wellington
Vice-ChancellorProfessor Nic Smith
Location / campuses
- Kelburn campus
- Pipitea campus
- Te Aro campus
Numbers of students
- Student headcount: over 21,000
- Equivalent full-time students: nearly 17,000
- Advancing better government
- Cultivating creative capital
- Enabling our Asia-Pacific trading nation
- Enhancing the resilience and sustainability of our natural heritage and capital
- Enriching national culture
- Spearheading digital futures
- Stimulating a design-led, high-value manufacturing region
Rankings / awards
- Victoria ranks in the top 1% of the world’s 16,000 universities for arts and humanities, social sciences and management.
- Victoria ranks in the 2% in engineering and technology, and natural science disciplines.
- Victoria ranks 50th in the world in Social Policy and Administration.
- Victoria ranks in the top 100 in the world for 9 other subjects: Accounting and Finance, Development Studies, Education, English Language and Literature, Geography, History, Law, Linguistics and Psychology.
Victoria has eight faculties that conduct teaching and research:
- Faculty of Architecture and Design
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Engineering
- Faculty of Health
- Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Science
- Victoria Business School
In 2016, Victoria received $48.4m from external sources to fund research projects undertaken by its researchers.
In 2016, more than 1,416 publications resulting from work of Victoria researchers.
Victoria is also home to:
- Adam Art Gallery - Te Pātaka Toi, which presents a year-round programme of exhibitions, events and publications
- International Institute of Modern Letters, which hosts University’s Creative Writing programme and has seen many of its alumni establish successful writing careers
- New Zealand School of Music, the country’s preeminent tertiary institution for music study