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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No time to waste on tackling fentanyl in New Zealand

Fentanyl has been circulating the international illicit drug market since about 2013 and is responsible for approximately half of all overdose deaths in the U.S. So it was perhaps inevitable it would eventually cause problems ...

Oncology & Cancer

Using artificial intelligence to diagnose cancer

During her Ph.D., Dr. Qurrat Ul Ain developed a computer-aided diagnostic system that can identify certain characteristics of the disease from a photograph of a skin lesion.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Aotearoa's maternity system found to privilege whiteness

A study undertaken as part of Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington's Whānau Manaaki research program shows that evidence-based medical care is systematically advantaging and privileging outcomes for some women ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Study shows preventability of adverse fetal or neonatal outcomes

A study led by a Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington researcher shows more than half of adverse fetal or neonatal outcomes linked to women with life-threatening complications in pregnancy could have been prevented.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

First NZ study to diagnostically validate COVID-19 saliva testing

Scientists at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington have used real-world samples to confirm the 98.7 percent accuracy of a saliva test for COVID-19. This is the first, and currently the only, COVID-19 saliva ...

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