Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington is a university in Wellington, New Zealand. It was established in 1897 by Act of Parliament, and was a constituent college of the University of New Zealand. The university is well known for its programmes in law, the humanities, and some scientific disciplines, and offers a broad range of other courses.


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Unique insight into babies' cerebral fuel

Newly published research from a Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington-led study provides the first reliable data of its kind measuring normal patterns of plasma ketones and lactate levels in healthy babies shortly ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Research finds impacts of games psychologically complex

Florian first came to Wellington in 2014, for a trimester abroad from Göttingen University in Germany, and returned several years later to do his doctoral research. "In Germany it is rare that students can choose their own ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why we must decolonise mental health

In 2017, the UN Special Rapporteur Dr. Dainius Pūras noted that mental healthcare services around the world were in a crisis and rightly called for a 'revolution' in mental healthcare. He identified problems of power asymmetries, ...


The parenting myth revealed by lockdown

On Thursday, March 26 this year, working parents faced a dilemma—how were they going to work and care for their children during lockdown? The restrictions meant schools, early childcare centres, and kindergartens were closed. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What was once unthinkable becomes thinkable

Lockdown has been an experience of self-discovery for many Kiwis. A line I've heard from a couple of academics is that they were surprised how well their solitary scholarly habits had prepared them for self-isolation. They ...

Medical research

Researchers working on decoy molecule to fool COVID-19

A decoy molecule that fools coronavirus by attracting it before it can attach to lung cells may provide a way forward in the fight against COVID-19. Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington's Dr. Davide Comoletti, ...

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