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.
Building a more sustainable future for housing
Dr Adele Leah, who graduated this month with a PhD in Architecture, has established a method for the investigation of the relationship between the environmental impact of the building materials in a house and the lifestyle ...
Dynamite explosions reveal secrets about what happens under tectonic plates
(Phys.org)—Professors Tim Stern and Martha Savage and Drs Simon Lamb and Rupert Sutherland from Victoria's School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences—along with scientists from GNS Science and universities in ...
Research finds strategies to overcome ethnic discrimination in accounting industry
George Huang, from the School of Accounting and Law, has found accounting graduates from an ethnic minority have a harder time entering the accounting industry in Wellington than New Zealanders.
Baby boomers open up about old age
Kathy Glasgow, who is graduating with a PhD in Social Policy this week, interviewed mid-life baby boomers around New Zealand to explore their views about old age and compare their expectations and values with current policies ...
Alternative exchange systems operating outside of the traditional waged economy
Gradon Diprose, who will graduate from Victoria in May with a PhD in Geography, studied two alternative exchange networks in Wellington—the Wellington Timebank and an arts collective called Letting Space.
New research indicates homosexuality prevalent in early Christian Rome
Dr Mark Masterson, from Victoria's School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies, has analysed communications of all kinds from the late fourth and early fifth centuries to develop a fuller picture of late-ancient ...
New measure evaluates human impact of Canterbury quake
A new way of evaluating the immediate impact of natural disasters by a professor from Victoria University of Wellington shows that each person in Canterbury lost approximately 150 days of 'healthy life' in the aftermath of ...
Revealing the real risks of a recently active volcano in southern Chile
A study by a Victoria University earth scientist has revealed the frightening potential risk posed by a recently active volcano in southern Chile, and provides insight into what could happen in New Zealand.
Unique animal communities may need special protection
New Zealand's underwater mountains are home to unique animal communities which need careful environmental management, research from Victoria University of Wellington and the National Institute of Water & Atmospheric (NIWA) ...
Survey reveals signs of tuatara recovery (w/ Video)
Since the early 1990s, an intensive tuatara conservation recovery programme has been run on the island, where the species had not been seen for 10 years.