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Investing in our Innovators

Further cementing Victoria University’s reputation for innovation, three of its researchers were recently awarded $20,000 each from KiwiNet[http://www.kiwinet.org.nz]’s Emerging Innovator Fund. The fund is designed to help early stage career scientists build a prototype...

Getting hybrid planes off the ground

A team of Victoria University of Wellington researchers is hoping to use their technology to help build the world’s first hybrid-electric jet plane.   The Robinson Research Institute[http://www.victoria.ac.nz/robinson] in Victoria's Faculty of Engineering is...

Speaking of English

When Hugo Garcia (from Timor-Leste) and Su Kalayar Htun (from Myanmar) arrived in Wellington in January this year to begin 20 weeks of intensive English Language Training for Officials (ELTO),...

Curbing the cost of pads and tampons

Two Victoria Entrepreneur Bootcamp Alumni have created a company that aims to alleviate the cost of sanitary items for school girls.   Businesses that subscribe to Dignity pay for tampons and pads...

Finding favour in China

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Beijing Jiaotong University is already reaping rewards for Victoria, including access to some of the highest echelons of the Chinese Government.   In January, Dr Rod...

Collaborations key in Victoria’s commercial success

Victoria University of Wellington is celebrating its success in science and innovation with two finalists in the 2017 KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards.   Professor Richard Furneaux, director of Victoria’s Ferrier Research Institute,...

Young entrepreneur takes up residence

When it comes to talking about the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship for students, there’s no-one quite as credible as someone who has walked the talk.   That’s the thinking behind the recent...

Anti-bullying programme successful in schools

The anti-bullying programme KiVa has successfully reduced bullying in New Zealand schools and online, a preliminary evaluation from Victoria University of Wellington shows. The report, led by Professor Vanessa Green from...

Drug for hard-to-treat lymphomas approved

Japan has become the first country to approve an anti-lymphoma drug developed following initial research from Victoria University of Wellington.   The new oral drug, called Mundesine®, treats patients with a type...

Targeting tiny Terrors in the Pacific

Ants in New Zealand might be annoying, but in the Pacific, invasive ant species are tiny terrors that are destroying food crops, blinding pets and livestock, and forcing people off...

Video fingerprinting research wins KiwiNet grant

Innovative research on video fingerprinting for border control scanning has resulted in a $25,000 KiwiNet grant for Victoria University of Wellington research scientist Dr Nick Monahan.   The grant from the KiwiNet...

Positive results for anti-bullying programme

A bullying prevention programme, introduced in New Zealand by Viclink subsidiary Accent Learning is generating strong results from primary schools, which have reported a drop in the number of bullying...