FACTS & FIGURES
Founded in 1897
2,200 Faculty Staff
Point of Contact:
Chairman, New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre
Confucius Institute at Victoria University of Wellington
Victoria University is characterised by the depth, consistency and effectiveness of our culture of domestic and international engagement. Our commitment to reciprocal, high-quality relationships springs from identifying and understanding the need for New Zealand to achieve sustainable development.
Victoria has developed close ties with a wide range of businesses and government organisations, and several recent initiatives are aimed at improving the University's engagement with industry. Victoria's historic strength in public policy has been fully demonstrated by substantial contributions to major government projects, and entrepreneurship education is an emerging strength on which we intend to build. Victoria also gives high priority to engagement with Māori and Pacific communities. We aim to produce graduates whose learning has been developed inside and outside of the classroom, experientially, and informed by a global perspective.
Victoria University is one of New Zealand's oldest and most prestigious tertiary institutions with a proud tradition of academic excellence. Discover more about Victoria University's 115 years of rich history.
In Research, Victoria University is New Zealand's top ranked university for research quality (2012 Performance-Based Research Fund). More than 2,021 publications resulting from our researchers' work were published in 2017. Global rankings: Victoria University consistently ranks among the world's 18,000 universities. In 2018, Victoria ranked 221 in the QS World University Rankings.
In the QS Stars top universities ranking, Victoria University has five stars overall and five stars in each of the eight categories—arts and culture, discipline ranking and accreditations, employability, facilities, inclusiveness, internationalisation, research, and teaching. Overall, Victoria University is in the top 2 percent of the world's 18,000 universities. In 17 subject areas, we are among the top 1 percent of the world's universities (2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject).
Victoria Business School is one of an elite group of commerce faculties worldwide that hold the Triple Crown of international accreditations of EQUIS, AACSB (Business) and AMBA. We have 10 faculties, eight of which conduct teaching and research—each faculty is divided into schools.
Victoria University has three main campuses in Wellington. We also have premises in Auckland and we teach a joint programme from premises at a partner university in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. In addition to the main campuses, we have a number of research centres and institutes.
Victoria University is committed to a range of international initiatives and connections—many of these through our global programmes and partners.