Victoria University of Wellington

This is the mandate upon which Victoria University of Wellington was founded approximately 120 years ago. It remains just as important today and is central to the University’s Strategic Plan.

Consistent with the civic university tradition, the University engages closely with New Zealand’s capital city. Our staff and students enjoy privileged access to the nation’s archived heritage, its cultural taonga, and they benefit from our strong and unique links with government departments and agencies, business, iwi, the judiciary, research organisations, cultural and environmental organisations, and the diplomatic community.

In the twenty-first century, however, the University of Wellington now views civic engagement in a contemporary, global context. As well as engaging with the Wellington region we also contribute to New Zealand, to the Asia–Pacific region and to the world.

Global-civic universities are those in which:

  • the virtuous cycle connecting great universities with healthy communities is actively fostered in a sustainable and intergenerational manner
  • community engagement is a core function alongside teaching and research and is seen in both a local and global context
  • the university’s international agenda is one of partnership—linking the local to the global and the global to the local—and the provision of knowledge to enhance global governance and the global commons
  • public good values dominate over market values
  • securing the intellectual potential put at risk through experience of disadvantage is a collective priority
  • research quality and research impact are co-priorities and intellectual property processes foster innovation and partnership
  • ranking with the world’s best universities is the shared expectation.


Programs Location
Master of Tourism Management (by Coursework and Research) Wellington
Master of Tourism Management (by Thesis) Wellington


Victoria University of Wellington

Kelburn Parade
6012 Wellington
New Zealand


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