Governing for the future

As a capital city university, Victoria advances better government by aiding interaction between world-class scholars, dynamic business communities and government agencies.

What we do

Victoria works with government, the judiciary and others to provide independent policy thinking—watch the video from theme chair Professor Mark Hickford.

Advancing better government

We have strong relationships with the public sector, business and the diplomatic community while retaining the independence to engage critically in a non-partisan way.

Victoria University’s capability in advancing better government positions it to be the pre-eminent centre for expertise, insight and engagement in the legislative and regulatory systems to protect the interests of the future.

We play a unique role by aiding interaction between world-class scholars, dynamic business communities and the three branches of Government—executive, legislative and judicial.

Our capability is world-class and multidisciplinary—there is a breadth of expertise drawn from many areas across the University—across research, teaching and engagement.


Collaborative research


NCEA and Transitioning to University

Victoria researchers are investigating how well New Zealand’s NCEA system prepares students for university study, and how the system might be improved.


Featured research


Living in the digital age

The internet is an increasingly important part of our daily lives—but do we understand how to protect our personal information and stay safe online?