Victoria University of Wellington is one of New Zealand’s oldest and most prestigious universities. It started in 1897 as Victoria College and became Victoria University of Wellington on 1 January 1962. The university is ranked amongst New Zealand’s top universities for research quality. It has around 22,000 students with more than 3,000 being international students. About half of the more than 2,000 strong staff is born outside New Zealand.
In 2013 Victoria was ranked first among New Zealand universities based on the research performance of its academic staff in the national PBRF Evaluation. Holding the ‘Triple Crown’ from AACSB(Business) (www.aacsb.edu), EQUIS (www.efmd.org) and AMBA (www.mbaworld.com), the international accreditations, the university is among the 58 business schools from all over the globe.
Victoria University Press (VUP) is New Zealand’s leading publisher of new fiction and poetry, and a scholarly publisher specializing in New Zealand history, biography and essays. Founded in the 1970s, VUP now has a backlist of over 200 books in print and issues on average 25 new titles every year.VUP has also recently expanded into the realm of music by integrating with Rattle Records.
The university has 4 campuses:
Transport and Location
The university provides bus passes to all the existing students travelling between campuses for free. The passes can be obtained from the offices in Kelburn, Karori and Pipitea campuses. There are cycle racks and showers available at all campuses for the students who want to reach by bikes. All the university campuses are located close to the bus stops.