Welcome to Victoria University of Wellington

Welcome to Victoria University of Wellington

October 14, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


Kia ora, and welcome to Victoria University
of Wellington, New Zealand’s globally ranked capital city university. Ranked within the
top two percent of the world’s 18,000 universities, we have a proud tradition of academic excellence
stretching back more than 100 years. Our vision is to be a world leading capital city university
and one of the great global-civic universities. Located alongside the seat of Government,
we are ideally positioned to speak truth to power and to lead thinking on major societal,
cultural, economic, and environmental issues. Our staff and students enjoy privileged access
to the nation’s archived heritage and benefit from our strong and unique links with Government,
the judiciary, the diplomatic community, and business. We are known for the quality and
excellence of our research and provide a student experience that is second to none. We play
a leading role in promoting sustainability, equity, and diversity, and our excellence
in research naturally transfers to and enriches the learning we offer, so that what we teach
is at the cutting edge of human knowledge. Ours is a warm, open, and diverse community
of students from over 100 countries and we work carefully to ensure our students are
safe, well mentored, and supported in practical ways. We want our students to enjoy their
experience at Victoria University of Wellington and to leave as resilient, capable, and globally
confident graduates who are well prepared for dynamic careers. Wellington is located
in the geographic, political, and cultural heart of New Zealand. It is a vibrant and
welcoming city. It is a great place to live and study. It is packed with leaders, with
creators, with thinkers, with dreamers, with doers, and with lovers of life, and the opportunities
here are limitless. Whether in purpose built halls of residence right in the centre of
the city, or in other accommodation, our students find Wellington a place they can easily make
friends and quickly feel at home. I encourage you to explore our website to find out more
about our university and all that we have to offer. Ngā mihi nui.