In 2022, Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington marks an important milestone: 125 years since our university was founded.
The original Victoria College was established on 22 December 1897, and teaching began two years later, with 115 students enrolled in the first year. The University now has more than 3,000 staff and more than 22,000 students, and has grown into a large network of campuses, research centres, and institutes.
The anniversary will be marked through a year-long programme of events and activities that will celebrate the University’s strong connection to Aotearoa’s capital city, the successes of its University community, and the many ways in which the University has contributed to the social, cultural and economic life of Wellington and beyond over the past 125 years.
We hope you’ll join us as we celebrate 125 years of our university.