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The Victoria University of Wellington ranked 5th in New Zealand, 558th in the global 2023 rating, and scored in the TOP 50% across 185 research topics. The Victoria University of Wellington ranking is based on 3 factors: research output (EduRank's index has 28,880 academic publications and 577,417 citations attributed to the university), non-academic reputation, and the impact of 328 notable alumni.

Ranking Category
#558 of 14,131 In the World
#28 of 59 In Oceania
#5 of 8 In New Zealand
#104 of 1,021 For Publishing
#125 of 1,015 For Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
#133 of 1,017 For Early Childhood Education
#376 of 7,446 For Alumni Impact
#742 of 14,131 For Non-academic Prominence
Top50% For 182 other topics

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Liberal Arts & Social Sciences rankings

The Victoria University of Wellington ranked 3rd for Liberal Arts & Social Sciences in New Zealand and 381st in the World with 17,411 publications made and 316,871 citations received. Main research topics: Political Science, Law, Sociology, Philosophy, History.

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences ranking Location
#3 of 8 In New Zealand
#22 of 54 In Oceania
#381 of 6,939 In the World

Victoria University of Wellington
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Publications & Citations

Year Liberal Arts & Social Sciences publications Liberal Arts & Social Sciences citations
1990 101 475
1991 86 444
1992 99 445
1993 115 498
1994 158 629
1995 143 604
1996 147 748
1997 167 703
1998 169 930
1999 198 1049
2000 187 1238
2001 188 1358
2002 201 1801
2003 207 2250
2004 263 2812
2005 279 3024
2006 313 3657
2007 380 4467
2008 422 5309
2009 508 6603
2010 570 7674
2011 654 9182
2012 629 11006
2013 729 13293
2014 669 14448
2015 737 15768
2016 810 16454
2017 923 17643
2018 888 18486
2019 965 21908
2020 1048 27851
2021 1389 39393
2022 1178 33386

The following table provides academic rankings for The Victoria University of Wellington in various areas of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences.

Environmental Science rankings

The Victoria University of Wellington ranked 5th for Environmental Science in New Zealand and 510th in the World with 13,775 publications made and 314,424 citations received. Main research topics: Geography and Cartography, Geology, Ecology, Paleontology, Oceanography.

Environmental Science ranking Location
#5 of 8 In New Zealand
#29 of 53 In Oceania
#510 of 6,683 In the World

Victoria University of Wellington
Environmental Science Publications & Citations

Year Environmental Science publications Environmental Science citations
1990 93 758
1991 85 749
1992 81 881
1993 77 858
1994 107 1070
1995 109 1035
1996 104 1069
1997 119 997
1998 104 1354
1999 144 1466
2000 118 1556
2001 137 1698
2002 153 2037
2003 137 2445
2004 188 2917
2005 214 3264
2006 262 3876
2007 281 4562
2008 301 5100
2009 344 6365
2010 451 7617
2011 490 8919
2012 462 10674
2013 564 13119
2014 555 13902
2015 569 15256
2016 610 16648
2017 691 18280
2018 741 19492
2019 749 22632
2020 844 27506
2021 1080 38091
2022 981 33596

The following table provides academic rankings for The Victoria University of Wellington in various areas of Environmental Science.

Environmental Science subfield New Zealand ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Petrology and Geochemistry 3 17 196
Earth science and Geophysics 4 15 211
Urban and Regional planning 3 19 259
Oceanography 4 21 370
Paleontology 5 23 448
Geography and Cartography 5 27 476
Geology 5 25 479
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 5 27 480
Ecology 6 31 519
Environmental Management 6 30 569
Meteorology and Atmospheric Science 4 26 626
Geotechnical Engineering 5 28 690
Mining Engineering 5 32 766
Environmental Chemistry 7 33 1028
Agricultural Science 7 37 1093
Forestry 8 42 1180
Environmental Engineering 7 38 1244

Biology rankings

The Victoria University of Wellington ranked 5th for Biology in New Zealand and 845th in the World with 12,865 publications made and 316,224 citations received. Main research topics: Paleontology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Botany, Neuroscience.

Biology ranking Location
#5 of 8 In New Zealand
#30 of 54 In Oceania
#845 of 6,663 In the World

Victoria University of Wellington
Biology Publications & Citations

Year Biology publications Biology citations
1990 83 821
1991 74 747
1992 78 908
1993 73 885
1994 85 1114
1995 89 1051
1996 113 1189
1997 91 1048
1998 88 1469
1999 116 1461
2000 106 1581
2001 117 1728
2002 138 2014
2003 124 2344
2004 217 2981
2005 196 3249
2006 247 3866
2007 288 4713
2008 303 5266
2009 336 6602
2010 448 8036
2011 453 9499
2012 464 11134
2013 563 13558
2014 544 14461
2015 552 15578
2016 590 17156
2017 659 18684
2018 662 20020
2019 675 22725
2020 785 27911
2021 975 38568
2022 889 34875

The following table provides academic rankings for The Victoria University of Wellington in various areas of Biology.

Biology subfield New Zealand ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Zoology 5 22 367
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 3 25 386
Paleontology 5 23 448
Evolutionary Biology 5 23 467
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation 5 27 480
Astrobiology 3 16 505
Entomology 6 26 536
Neuroscience 5 28 695
Botany 6 30 700
Nanotechnology 2 21 826
Bioinformatics and Computational biology 5 29 1000
Animal Science 8 40 1025
Genetics 5 30 1077
Agricultural Science 7 37 1093
Horticulture 7 34 1134
Molecular Biology 4 27 1162
Biochemistry 5 30 1163
Forestry 8 42 1180
Pharmacology 5 30 1191
Immunology 5 33 1242
Virology 5 37 1305
Oncology and Cancer research 4 29 1320
Biophysics 6 33 1331
Microbiology 7 38 1453
Nutrition and Food Science 8 42 1834
Biotechnology 8 44 2020

Engineering rankings

The Victoria University of Wellington ranked 6th for Engineering in New Zealand and 752nd in the World with 11,409 publications made and 250,161 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Networking.

Engineering ranking Location
#6 of 8 In New Zealand
#28 of 52 In Oceania
#752 of 6,555 In the World

Victoria University of Wellington
Engineering Publications & Citations

Year Engineering publications Engineering citations
1990 63 626
1991 61 548
1992 73 635
1993 57 611
1994 79 814
1995 85 690
1996 93 881
1997 90 796
1998 104 1065
1999 114 1190
2000 115 1263
2001 111 1435
2002 128 1611
2003 143 1861
2004 198 2273
2005 197 2583
2006 237 3226
2007 234 3737
2008 263 4365
2009 274 5196
2010 334 6116
2011 422 7248
2012 406 8420
2013 497 10035
2014 485 10964
2015 471 11938
2016 552 13013
2017 673 14242
2018 567 15375
2019 640 18083
2020 677 21504
2021 855 30129
2022 762 26530

The following table provides academic rankings for The Victoria University of Wellington in various areas of Engineering.

Computer Science rankings

The Victoria University of Wellington ranked 4th for Computer Science in New Zealand and 542nd in the World with 11,357 publications made and 242,697 citations received. Main research topics: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Computer Networking.

Computer Science ranking Location
#4 of 8 In New Zealand
#25 of 52 In Oceania
#542 of 6,597 In the World

Victoria University of Wellington
Computer Science Publications & Citations

Year Computer Science publications Computer Science citations
1990 52 232
1991 53 244
1992 57 253
1993 63 268
1994 77 338
1995 84 357
1996 90 481
1997 76 478
1998 97 620
1999 92 670
2000 108 839
2001 111 949
2002 123 1109
2003 138 1381
2004 199 1864
2005 179 2121
2006 228 2657
2007 242 3264
2008 301 3775
2009 326 4614
2010 354 5374
2011 460 6419
2012 410 7569
2013 528 8889
2014 472 10019
2015 509 10978
2016 592 11928
2017 631 12870
2018 627 14592
2019 674 17074
2020 728 21485
2021 906 29752
2022 769 26223

The following table provides academic rankings for The Victoria University of Wellington in various areas of Computer Science.

Physics rankings

The Victoria University of Wellington ranked 5th for Physics in New Zealand and 767th in the World with 10,157 publications made and 227,953 citations received. Main research topics: Quantum and Particle physics, Materials Science, Optical Engineering, Astrophysics and Astronomy, Acoustical Engineering.

Physics ranking Location
#5 of 8 In New Zealand
#27 of 52 In Oceania
#767 of 6,484 In the World

Victoria University of Wellington
Physics Publications & Citations

Year Physics publications Physics citations
1990 64 562
1991 72 571
1992 78 647
1993 58 626
1994 80 764
1995 64 682
1996 80 814
1997 83 774
1998 105 1037
1999 108 1189
2000 95 1291
2001 104 1442
2002 108 1600
2003 126 1810
2004 190 2323
2005 191 2670
2006 216 3230
2007 208 3850
2008 226 4361
2009 241 5124
2010 308 5990
2011 374 6908
2012 358 7943
2013 443 9286
2014 412 10015
2015 424 11088
2016 482 11818
2017 594 13162
2018 489 14663
2019 522 16364
2020 572 19541
2021 737 26552
2022 627 23436

The following table provides academic rankings for The Victoria University of Wellington in various areas of Physics.

Physics subfield New Zealand ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Theoretical Physics 2 10 454
Astrobiology 3 16 505
Astrophysics and Astronomy 4 19 516
Condensed Matter Physics 1 10 524
Acoustical Engineering 4 21 551
Atomic and Molecular physics 5 18 723
Optical Engineering 4 22 737
Quantum and Particle physics 5 26 757
Nanotechnology 2 21 826
Nuclear Physics 5 27 911
Materials Science 5 25 913
Applied/Engineering Physics 6 27 994
Biophysics 6 33 1331

Chemistry rankings

The Victoria University of Wellington ranked 5th for Chemistry in New Zealand and 1011th in the World with 8,790 publications made and 217,205 citations received. Main research topics: Materials Science, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Petrology and Geochemistry, Chemical Engineering.

Chemistry ranking Location
#5 of 8 In New Zealand
#30 of 52 In Oceania
#1011 of 6,327 In the World

Victoria University of Wellington
Chemistry Publications & Citations

Year Chemistry publications Chemistry citations
1990 68 743
1991 65 641
1992 68 834
1993 53 727
1994 78 970
1995 58 936
1996 71 1011
1997 73 912
1998 72 1209
1999 88 1256
2000 68 1389
2001 87 1429
2002 91 1594
2003 94 1755
2004 167 2239
2005 133 2427
2006 186 2982
2007 171 3449
2008 192 3831
2009 192 4611
2010 282 5531
2011 293 6553
2012 320 7690
2013 338 8770
2014 379 9467
2015 385 10415
2016 378 11688
2017 465 12801
2018 448 13622
2019 455 15966
2020 500 18688
2021 618 25182
2022 578 23219

The following table provides academic rankings for The Victoria University of Wellington in various areas of Chemistry.

Chemistry subfield New Zealand ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Petrology and Geochemistry 3 17 196
Nanotechnology 2 21 826
Computational Chemistry 5 23 863
Pharmacy 5 21 910
Materials Science 5 25 913
Chemical Engineering 5 25 1015
Environmental Chemistry 7 33 1028
Biochemistry 5 30 1163
Physical chemistry 5 28 1168
Organic Chemistry 6 31 1188
Inorganic Chemistry 5 28 1294
Radiochemistry 6 29 1583
Nutrition and Food Science 8 42 1834

Psychology rankings

The Victoria University of Wellington ranked 5th for Psychology in New Zealand and 492nd in the World with 7,523 publications made and 170,427 citations received. Main research topics: Social Psychology, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Child Psychology.

Psychology ranking Location
#5 of 8 In New Zealand
#26 of 52 In Oceania
#492 of 6,353 In the World

Victoria University of Wellington
Psychology Publications & Citations

Year Psychology publications Psychology citations
1990 32 161
1991 24 175
1992 20 159
1993 45 178
1994 40 214
1995 53 226
1996 48 354
1997 38 321
1998 43 399
1999 58 436
2000 60 498
2001 61 570
2002 61 698
2003 79 772
2004 100 1039
2005 91 1286
2006 118 1508
2007 157 1940
2008 173 2338
2009 225 2974
2010 240 3671
2011 310 4307
2012 310 5166
2013 367 6615
2014 343 7513
2015 360 8244
2016 392 8693
2017 421 9444
2018 422 9565
2019 446 11817
2020 532 15368
2021 710 21996
2022 602 19053

The following table provides academic rankings for The Victoria University of Wellington in various areas of Psychology.

Psychology subfield New Zealand ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 2 14 125
Education Majors 6 31 274
Sexology 5 21 295
Occupational Therapy 4 25 308
Child Psychology 4 23 316
Special Education 4 31 324
Social Psychology 4 24 324
Cognitive Science 3 17 349
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology 7 31 393
Clinical Psychology 5 31 522
Social Work 5 35 533
Neuroscience 5 28 695
Psychiatry 5 31 751

Medicine rankings

The Victoria University of Wellington ranked 6th for Medicine in New Zealand and 943rd in the World with 7,499 publications made and 158,903 citations received. Main research topics: Psychiatry, Pathology, Public Health, Nursing, Clinical Psychology.

Medicine ranking Location
#6 of 8 In New Zealand
#34 of 53 In Oceania
#943 of 6,552 In the World

Victoria University of Wellington
Medicine Publications & Citations

Year Medicine publications Medicine citations
1990 39 251
1991 21 268
1992 33 237
1993 39 282
1994 47 354
1995 38 358
1996 55 428
1997 64 435
1998 43 499
1999 52 514
2000 61 617
2001 58 657
2002 66 768
2003 77 894
2004 117 1199
2005 87 1487
2006 120 1620
2007 157 2081
2008 178 2619
2009 210 3173
2010 239 3912
2011 290 4696
2012 265 5605
2013 352 7052
2014 314 7693
2015 364 8394
2016 364 8935
2017 425 9808
2018 398 9955
2019 419 11842
2020 527 15138
2021 665 22217
2022 608 21258

The following table provides academic rankings for The Victoria University of Wellington in various areas of Medicine.

Medicine subfield New Zealand ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Forensic Science 2 18 183
Occupational Therapy 4 25 308
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 3 25 386
Paramedicine and Emergency medicine 6 29 485
Public Health 5 29 508
Clinical Psychology 5 31 522
Social Work 5 35 533
Nursing 6 35 562
Healthcare Management (MHA) 5 35 578
Respiratory Therapy 5 27 600
Health Science 6 40 601
Gerontology 5 34 676
Audiology 5 30 713
Psychiatry 5 31 751
Epidemiology 5 36 899
Pharmacy 5 21 910
Radiation Therapy 3 25 955
Sports / Exercise science 7 45 998
Family medicine 6 41 1002
Physical Therapy 7 45 1032
Anesthesiology 6 35 1097
Orthodontics 6 30 1097
Pediatrics 6 38 1103
Critical Care Nursing 6 40 1113
Ophthalmology 6 33 1114
Pathology 6 39 1140
Dentistry 5 29 1164
Pharmacology 5 30 1191
Immunology 5 33 1242
Urology 5 33 1301
Virology 5 37 1305
Oncology and Cancer research 4 29 1320
Veterinary 6 36 1326
Surgery 6 40 1349
Radiology and Nuclear medicine 6 41 1352
Anatomy and Physiology 7 43 1412
Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB-GYN) 7 40 1415
Cardiology 6 40 1421
Sports Medicine 7 45 1456

Business rankings

The Victoria University of Wellington ranked 4th for Business in New Zealand and 378th in the World with 6,561 publications made and 106,594 citations received. Main research topics: Management, Finance, Marketing, Management Information Systems, Accounting.

Business ranking Location
#4 of 8 In New Zealand
#24 of 52 In Oceania
#378 of 6,002 In the World

Victoria University of Wellington
Business Publications & Citations

Year Business publications Business citations
1990 30 96
1991 23 108
1992 28 101
1993 39 131
1994 51 140
1995 56 136
1996 45 179
1997 61 168
1998 57 255
1999 59 249
2000 67 352
2001 75 432
2002 74 529
2003 94 783
2004 99 894
2005 138 1174
2006 124 1404
2007 169 1695
2008 170 2139
2009 228 2459
2010 219 2899
2011 275 3391
2012 232 3899
2013 288 4473
2014 253 5092
2015 271 5582
2016 294 5636
2017 370 6161
2018 365 6258
2019 400 7759
2020 406 9797
2021 566 15454
2022 448 12907

The following table provides academic rankings for The Victoria University of Wellington in various areas of Business.

Mathematics rankings

The Victoria University of Wellington ranked 5th for Mathematics in New Zealand and 547th in the World with 5,575 publications made and 123,705 citations received. Main research topics: Statistics, Math Teachers, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Blockchain and Cryptography, Operations Research.

Mathematics ranking Location
#5 of 8 In New Zealand
#27 of 52 In Oceania
#547 of 6,132 In the World

Victoria University of Wellington
Mathematics Publications & Citations

Year Mathematics publications Mathematics citations
1990 20 102
1991 30 119
1992 27 141
1993 32 156
1994 41 183
1995 42 184
1996 33 206
1997 43 205
1998 53 324
1999 39 345
2000 62 465
2001 57 482
2002 55 618
2003 52 698
2004 89 852
2005 79 1051
2006 96 1287
2007 111 1595
2008 122 1802
2009 137 2204
2010 184 2734
2011 230 3184
2012 219 3951
2013 262 4648
2014 228 5327
2015 268 5817
2016 307 6097
2017 308 6288
2018 315 6878
2019 342 8323
2020 350 10395
2021 485 15417
2022 415 13478

The following table provides academic rankings for The Victoria University of Wellington in various areas of Mathematics.

Mathematics subfield New Zealand ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Math Teachers 3 18 172
Actuarial Science 4 23 403
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 5 23 434
Operations Research 3 22 622
Statistics 6 28 627
Blockchain and Cryptography 2 24 760
Applied Mathematics 6 30 999

Economics rankings

The Victoria University of Wellington ranked 4th for Economics in New Zealand and 389th in the World with 5,092 publications made and 77,603 citations received. Main research topics: Finance, Development Studies, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics, Political Economy, Investment Banking and Stock trading.

Economics ranking Location
#4 of 8 In New Zealand
#26 of 52 In Oceania
#389 of 5,789 In the World

Victoria University of Wellington
Economics Publications & Citations

Year Economics publications Economics citations
1990 28 72
1991 23 80
1992 25 73
1993 37 116
1994 50 114
1995 29 121
1996 32 146
1997 40 133
1998 58 161
1999 51 213
2000 60 310
2001 57 350
2002 54 457
2003 68 669
2004 74 688
2005 91 847
2006 84 1002
2007 116 1162
2008 121 1332
2009 146 1653
2010 162 1863
2011 189 2353
2012 201 2597
2013 232 3055
2014 182 3530
2015 200 3732
2016 246 3743
2017 283 4055
2018 276 4359
2019 317 5136
2020 348 7044
2021 429 10745
2022 345 9327

The following table provides academic rankings for The Victoria University of Wellington in various areas of Economics.

Economics subfield New Zealand ranking Oceania ranking World rank
International Relations and Diplomacy 4 15 230
Political Economy 3 15 230
Environmental Economics 2 19 314
International Trade 4 19 327
Actuarial Science 4 23 403
Development Studies 6 32 413
Finance 4 24 422
Econometrics and Mathematical Economics 5 23 434
Investment Banking and Stock trading 6 25 455
Agricultural Economics 7 29 463
International Economics 6 24 518

Art & Design rankings

The Victoria University of Wellington ranked 4th for Art & Design in New Zealand and 332nd in the World with 3,930 publications made and 55,390 citations received. Main research topics: Fashion Design, Literature, Aesthetics, Art History, Creative Writing.

Please note that our approach to subject rankings is based on scientific outputs and heavily biased on art-related topics towards institutions with computer science research profiles.

Art & Design ranking Location
#4 of 8 In New Zealand
#24 of 51 In Oceania
#332 of 5,426 In the World

Victoria University of Wellington
Art & Design Publications & Citations

Year Art & Design publications Art & Design citations
1990 17 83
1991 16 100
1992 16 73
1993 20 104
1994 26 84
1995 23 92
1996 27 120
1997 28 99
1998 33 116
1999 31 161
2000 31 200
2001 41 199
2002 42 327
2003 45 330
2004 65 507
2005 78 498
2006 74 658
2007 95 764
2008 99 895
2009 117 1138
2010 130 1266
2011 176 1632
2012 168 1914
2013 173 2235
2014 180 2583
2015 184 2917
2016 197 2941
2017 213 3142
2018 209 3396
2019 213 4082
2020 228 5061
2021 301 7169
2022 276 6267

The following table provides academic rankings for The Victoria University of Wellington in various areas of Art & Design.

Art & Design subfield New Zealand ranking Oceania ranking World rank
Photography 1 10 155
Creative Writing 4 18 158
Art History 3 13 211
Music 4 16 237
Cinematography 3 22 257
Game Design and Development 5 22 269
Singing and Vocal Performance 2 14 271
Performing arts 3 21 274
Entertainment Industry Business 4 27 281
Literature 3 21 289
Aesthetics 4 24 295
Fashion Design 4 24 365
Multimedia 5 24 371
Architecture 2 18 377
Graphic Design 5 25 443
UX/UI Desgin 4 20 444
Interior Design 6 31 610
Landscape Architecture 5 31 613
Painting and Drawing 3 26 740
Sculpture 3 26 740
Illustration and Concept Art 5 30 774
Animation 4 24 779
Computer Graphics 6 26 831