Royal moniker vexes Vic­to­ria

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Vic­to­ria Univer­sity of Welling­ton is con­sid­er­ing chang­ing its name, to end con­fu­sion with other sim­i­larly named uni­ver­si­ties and boost its international stand­ing. Grant Guil­ford, the univer­sity’s vice-chan­cel­lor, said that anal­y­sis had shown that the “very high qual­ity” of the univer­sity’s re­search and teach­ing “isn’t be­ing as well recog­nised off­shore as it should be”, the New Zealand Her­ald re­ported. He added that the “con­fu­sion” with other uni­ver­si­ties in­clud­ing Vic­to­ria in their ti­tle “means 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”.

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