Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington is New Zealand’s globally ranked capital city university. The University is one of New Zealand’s oldest and most prestigious tertiary institutions with a proud tradition of academic excellence.
The vision of Te Herenga Waka is to be a world-leading capital city university and one of the great global-civic universities. As such, the University is committed to ensuring our communities benefit from our internationally respected academic excellence. We place a strong emphasis on ensuring our research informs policy and leads thinking on major questions and issues. The University’s areas of academic distinctiveness address local, national and global challenges, with a focus on Wellington, New Zealand and the Asia—Pacific.
The University consistently produces high-quality graduates who are well equipped for the international workforce and follow in the footsteps of the many alumni who have become scholars, inventors, creators, entrepreneurs and civic leaders throughout New Zealand and around the world.
Victoria University of Wellington is home to the Adam Art Gallery Te Pataka Toi, New Zealand’s leading university art gallery, which runs a highly regarded programme of exhibitions and manages the University’s nationally significant art collection.