Victoria University addresses global and local poverty through targeted research and practical local solutions.
Investigations conducted by our institutes and centres tackle the origins of poverty, identifying strategies to remedy issues such as unequal access to health and education.
Within the University, support for marginalised groups includes scholarships, academic-progression opportunities, and culturally safe spaces. Free food programs, crisis support funds and other practical assistance address short-term poverty in our University community.
More than 700 million people, or 10 per cent of the world population, still live in extreme poverty today, struggling to fulfil the most basic needs like health, education, and access to water and sanitation, to name a few.
– United Nations
Research, Engagement & Education 2020-21
Our cross-disciplinary research approach draws on the expertise of academic leaders to create solutions for today's social, economic, environmental and technological challenges.
Our partnerships with local councils and community groups respond to local needs for skills, knowledge and learning.
And we offer a range of courses focused on reducing poverty by addressing social problems, human rights issues, social justice and social development.