Capital City Universities Initiative

Harnessing the advantages capital city universities gain through their privileged access to leaders, influencers and decision makers.

More than most of their peers in other locations, the scholars and leaders of capital city universities interact regularly with politicians, officials and cultural leaders.

As a result of this privileged access, they are in a powerful position to understand and influence state decision making.

The Capital City Universities Initiative brings together scholars from prestigious universities in selected national capitals to explore the opportunities they share through their institutions’ proximity to public sectors.

Working with each other and with influential capital city stakeholders, their universities can shape scholarly, state and civil society thinking on the pressing social, economic and environmental issues of our time.

The Initiative provides a forum for leading capital city universities to share the experiences and insights gained through their engagement with the public sector.

Capital city academics come together for new initiative

Professor Grant Guilford
Vice-Chancellor

Victoria University is located in a vibrant capital city, with direct access to New Zealand’s decision makers.

This is one of our advantages as a capital city university, and it’s one we share with universities located in other national capitals.

I am proud to announce Victoria University’s creation of a Capital City Universities Initiative.

This initiative is about creating a community of scholars based in capital cities, who will work together to address the pressing challenges of our time.

Symposia and events

A number of events are planned under the Capital City Universities Initiative. These events will be held around themes that are integral to engaged capital city universities and of great public interest and pressing importance to states.