Victoria University is located in the Melbourne, Australia metro region. It began in 1916 and has steadily grown to be one of the largest institutions of higher learning in Australia with a diverse student body of approximately 50,000 students. Victoria University is known for its research institutes of Sustainability and Innovation, Center for Environmental Safety and Risk Engineering, Center for Telecommunications and Micro-Electronics, and its Applied Informatics Research Center. Media contacts are welcome.
Global index proposed to avoid delays on climate policies
Professor David Frame, Director of Victoria's Climate Change Research Institute (CCRI), has co-authored a paper published today in the high profile international scientific journal Nature Climate Change. The paper argues ...
Spreading risk for resilience in the urban system
First world cities have an unhealthy dependence on the "urban machine"—the modern engineering solutions within their infrastructure—making their inhabitants vulnerable to disaster.
Enhancing biosecurity against pest threats across the Pacific
Dr Monica Gruber has been researching invasive ants in the Pacific region since 2008 and is now heading the collaborative endeavour.
Researchers provide evolutionary explanation of crime
In their new book, "Evolutionary criminology: Towards a comprehensive explanation of crime," Dr Russil Durrant from the Institute of Criminology and Professor Tony Ward from the School of Psychology employ evolutionary theory ...
Power transformers can drastically reduce energy loss compared to conventional transformers
A transformer developed by the Robinson Research Institute, currently in factory testing in Christchurch, has successfully handled top current capacity—1390 amps—and measurements show the energy losses were half that ...
Opinion: Time of useful consciousness
Pilots know that there is a brief window of time between losing oxygen and passing out, a period in which some life-saving action is possible. With climate change, we are at that moment now. As climate destabilisation gathers ...
Opinion: The politics and gender of climate change belief
Some of my best friends are climate scientists. This is handy, because I'm not a climate scientist myself – I am just a nosy person, who can justify asking people what they think about their world by calling my nosiness ...
Wellington coastal plant could hold key to improving crop resistance
A chance observation along Wellington's south coast has led a Victoria University of Wellington PhD student to make a scientific breakthrough that could change the way other countries deal with increasingly saline soils devastating ...
Student dig uncovers hundreds of rare moa bones
Māori Studies staff and students from Victoria University of Wellington have excavated hundreds of moa bones from a central North Island site where few moa remains were known to exist.
Crossbreeding could create stronger future for coral reefs
The hybridisation of algae that live in reef corals could increase their rate of development and provide a means for corals to adapt to global warming, Victoria University of Wellington research has shown.