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Using your head

Suspected head injuries or strokes could now be diagnosed within minutes of arriving at an emergency department (ED) as a result of an international collaboration between researchers from New Zealand,...

Tracing a path to success

A prototype medical device that uses magnetic (rather than radioactive) tracers to detect complex head and neck cancers, is now one step closer to reaching the patients it has been...

On track to success

A joint project involving Victoria University research—which is set to revolutionise high-speed train travel and have a massive impact on climate change— was recognised last night at the KiwiNet Research...

Turning vision into reality

Associate Professor Taehyun Rhee was recognised last night at the KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards 2018[https://kiwinet.org.nz/Awards/Awards2018Finalists] for his innovative and collaborative work in the worlds of virtual and augmented reality.   Associate Professor...

Gaining Momentum in Wellington

One of the biggest challenges that student entrepreneurs face when trying to develop their ideas into marketable products or services is finding funding to support their projects in the very...

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,...