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From lab to law

As a child, Stephanie Grant would often whip up concoctions in the bathroom sink when her mother wasn’t looking. This early fascination with mixing things together to see what she...

More than a job

When you discover that the students call her ‘Mama Africa’, and then you see that her office walls are almost completely papered over with photos of past graduates, you cannot...

Academics to deliver postgraduate nursing courses in Samoa

A unique initiative will soon see Victoria University of Wellington academics delivering post-graduate courses in Nursing, Midwifery and Health at The National University of Samoa (NUS).   A chronic shortage of qualified...

Anti-bullying programme more accessible than ever

A new licencing deal negotiated with KiVa in Finland by Victoria University of Wellington has halved the cost of providing the bullying prevention programme to New Zealand schools.   Originating in Finland,...

Producing veterinary drugs with the MIDAS touch

Researchers from Victoria University of Wellington’s Ferrier Research Institute, Callaghan Innovation, the University of Canterbury, and Massey University have developed cutting-edge gene engineering technology to help scientists more efficiently manipulate...

The science that’s mushrooming

It’s no secret that chemical pesticides can set damage in motion that reverberates through the environment for years. Now, scientists at Ferrier Research Institute are unlocking the bioactive properties of...

New Chair for Viclink's Board

David Smol has been appointed Chair of Viclink, and is expected to further accelerate Victoria University's commercilisation activities.   Mr Smol, who was the founding Chief Executive of the Ministry of Business,...

Building on the momentum

Viclink’s Dr Anne Barnett has moved from her role as General Manager, Commercialisation, and into a new role as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).    No stranger to the Intellectual Property (IP) commercialisation...

New appointment a ‘home coming’

Dr Janice Cheng says she’s looking forward to bringing her expertise and experience “from both sides of the coin” to help other Victoria researchers bridge the gap between research and...

The business of learning

1 March 2018   When this year’s Victoria Entrepreneur Bootcamp graduates pitched their business ideas to an enthusiastic audience at the BizDojo’s new premises last night, it was immediately obvious that the...

All Change

An idea developed at the Victoria Entrepreneur Bootcamp in 2016 looks set to change the way New Zealand students search for tertiary study courses—and the way education providers recruit those...

Well suited to making a difference

After years spent studying and working in fields focused on improving the way the world lives and works, Viclink’s newest recruit—Ashwath Sundaresan—is well suited to his role as Senior Commercialisation...