Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington is New Zealand’s world-ranked capital city university. Victoria’s connections and influence are strengthened by our capital city status, providing opportunities for staff and students internationally, and helping us take New Zealand’s perspective to the world. The University has a distinctive academic emphasis, underpinned by excellence and with a particular focus on advancing Wellington, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region.

Central to Victoria’s mission is the cultivation of creative capital—the capacity of individuals and communities to imagine—to express new possibilities through creative activity. This is the genius behind art, music and writing. It is also the curiosity and insight that finds new solutions to complex social and environmental issues. It is the entrepreneurship that establishes new businesses. It is leadership, innovation and inspiration.

Victoria consistently ranks among the world’s best universities across a range of subjects. The Law Faculty is in the top 50 in the world according to QS, which ranks Victoria in the top 4 percent of the world’s universities. We also rank comfortably within the top 100 universities in the world in Education, Arts and the Humanities, and in the top 150 universities in Earth Sciences. In addition, Victoria Business School is among a small group of institutions with the highly sought-after ‘triple crown’ of international commerce accreditations (EQUIS, AACSB – business and AMBA).

At Victoria you will find a vibrant, highly creative, supportive and inclusive work environment. We encourage the recruitment, development and retention of a diverse community of eminent academic staff and talented and valued general staff. Join us, as we reach for our vision of becoming one of the world’s great global-civic universities.

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KEY FACTS

OUR STAFF

1,990 (55% female 45% male) full-time equivalent staff. About half of Victoria’s academic staff were born outside New Zealand.

OUR VALUES

Victoria’s core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity and empathy. We prize intellectual rigour and independence, academic freedom, critical inquiry and excellence.

OUR GLOBAL RANKING

Top 1% of the world’s 7,000 universities’ in law, humanities, social sciences and management disciplines (QS World Rankings by subject).

OUR STRUCTURE

Victoria has nine faculties, which are divided into schools. The University’s numerous research centres and institutes are aligned to these faculties and schools.

OUR STUDENTS

Nearly 17,000 equivalent full-time students including over 3000 international students.

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