Victoria University could be renamed the University of Wellington as the tertiary institute tries to eliminate confusion for potential overseas students.
Vice-chancellor professor Grant Guilford said a name change was on the cards to provide “clarity” and avoid other universities taking credit for work done at the Wellington campus.
“The achievements of our staff and students, and for that matter our city, can be attributed to other institutions and countries, dimming our international standing.”
Domestically there is no confusion at all. Everyone knows Victoria University and most of its degrees are held in very high esteem. The University of Wellington just sounds very small.