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.

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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.

Past events

24 November 2016


Constitutional guardianship: The roles of public or state sector bodies

2016 Borrin Fellow Professor Dawn Oliver.

27–28 October 2016


Advancing Better Government Through Legislative Stewardship

Stewardship—active planning and management of regulation and legislation advice—is a statutory obligation for chief executives and, through them, the New Zealand public service. This conference will bring together leading drafters, officials and academics to address legislative stewardship—not only what it is but, most importantly, how we can all do it.

7–9 July 2016


Australasian Law Teachers Association (ALTA) conference 2016

On 7–9 July 2016, the Faculty of Law hosted the annual ALTA Conference. Some 146 participants from New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific Islands and Canada explored the conference theme Advancing Better Government, Sustainable Economies, Vibrant Communities: Law’s Role?