What we do
Hear about Victoria’s capability in advancing New Zealand’s relations with the Asia-Pacific region—watch the video from theme chair Professor Bob Buckle.
Enabling our Asia-Pacific trading nation
The Asia-Pacific region has increasing relevance for New Zealand. Many of our most important economic trading partners are located in the region, and especially on the Pacific Rim. Politically and culturally, our ties to the Asia-Pacific are strengthening and deepening.
Victoria University is ideally positioned to be New Zealand’s internationally recognised centre for expertise, learning, engagement and capacity building for advancing our economic relations with the Asia-Pacific. We are undertaking research, teaching and analysis that addresses contemporary issues and challenges. Our breadth of knowledge and diverse expertise allows us to take a holistic approach in these areas, further enabling New Zealand to be a significant force in the Asia-Pacific region.
Victoria draws expertise from across the University. Our capability in strengthening New Zealand’s connections in the Asia-Pacific region ranges from trade, investment, finance and politics to languages, history, culture and law.