What’s in an NZ name

Great timing by Victoria U of Wellington, that’s WELLINGTON!

In July VU of W wanted to change its name to UoW, to avoid confusion with other unis around the world named for the late queen. This upset people who liked the established name but the university was adamant – until it wasn’t.

After months of argument on Tuesday the university’s council decided the name would stay the same, although branding would change to emphasise the city. This was a day ahead of NZ education minister Chris Hipkins announcing universities would now need approval of parliament for name changes.


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