Victoria University of Wellington is one of the leading universities in New Zealand. It was founded through an Act of Parliament in 1897.
Victoria University has the following Faculties: Architecture and Design, Engineering, Education, Commerce and Administration, Graduate Research, Humanities and Social Sciences, Law, and Science.
The Faculty of Science is a leading New Zealand centre of scientific teaching and research, offering degrees and programmes through the following schools: School of Biological Sciences; School of Chemical and Physical Sciences; School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences; School of Mathematics, Statistics and Operations Research; School of Psychology.
Victoria's Faculty of Commerce and Administration is one of the nation's leading providers of quality knowledge and expertise in business related studies. The accounting programmes hold three accreditations: Accreditation from the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA); Accreditation from CPA Australia; Accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). The Master's of Business Administration (MBA) was awarded international accreditation by the Association of MBAs, or AMBA, in 2008.
Notable alumni include: Baron Cooke of Thorndon (former Law Lord), Sir Thomas Eichelbaum (former Chief Justice of New Zealand), Sir Michael Hardie Boys (former Governor-General of New Zealand), Hon. Sir Doug Kidd (former Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives), Sir Jack Marshall (former Prime Minister), Sir Brian Talboys (former Deputy Prime Minister), etc.
- Victoria University of Wellington is rated 4th in the country and 557th in the world (Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, January 2011).
- Ranked 225th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2010). It is placed among the world's top 150 for the following subjects: Arts & Humanities (134th), and Social Sciences (111th).
- Placed in the range 402-501st globally in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2009.
- Placed among Top 100 Asia Pacific Universities by ARWU (2007).
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World of University Ranking and League Table
In UK there are some university league tables published every year by The Times, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times and The Guardian. In Australia the Good Universities Guide rating is a very useful handbook for anyone choosing a tertiary institution. For more information please see University Ranking by Country.