School of Government

School of Government

New Zealand's only School of Government undertakes teaching and research on public policy and public administration/management.

Through Victoria Business School, we offer a complete range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and professional programmes. Based at the Pipitea Campus in Rutherford House, directly across the road from the seat of government, Parliament, Ministerial Headquarters and Government Departments, the School is ideally placed to help build capacity in the public sector of New Zealand.

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Oct4Dilmah's Philosophy of Caring and Sharing: A conversation with Merrill Fernando
Date: 4 October 2016
Time: 5.45 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 1 (GBLT1), Lecture Block, Old Government Building, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University, 55 Lambton Quay, Wellington
When Mr Merrill Fernando joined the tea industry in Sri Lanka in the 1950s, he… Read more

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8 September 2016 Governance of citizens' data reaches "critical point"
In a recent public lecture Professor Webster outlined how 'Big Data' – the complex use of large data sets to reveal patterns and trends – is playing an increasingly bigger role in the direction and delivery of public services. Read more
1 September 2016 Restorative responses to cyber-harm
Professor Chris Marshall hosted a recent roundtable session of over 40 invited participants to consider the role of restorative practices in combatting the problem of cyber-aggression amongst young people. Read more
24 August 2016 Victoria University health researchers honoured
School of Government researcher Dr Kirsten Smiler was one of two Victoria academics recognised by the Health Research Council of New Zealand for work into understanding social issues of health and wellbeing. Read more

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2016: Building Policy Capability in Auckland

The School of Government is offering postgraduate study options in Auckland for the first time, commencing in 2016.

Now is the time to upgrade your professional competencies, by enrolling in one or more courses to build skills in Public Policy or Public Management.

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Career View

Check out the new Career View for Public Policy and Public Management, for careers and employment information to prospective and current students, graduates and friends in the community.

2016 Prospectuses

Our 2016 Undergraduate and Postgraduate prospectuses are now available to download, so find out more about our qualifications, courses, and teaching staff.

Study@Victoria Day Information Session Presentation

Why study Public Policy at the Victoria Business School?

See our 2016 Study@Victoria Day information session presentation for why you should study Public Policy at the Victoria Business School.

Policy Quarterly

Check out Policy Quarterly, the journal of the School of Government's Institute for Governance and Policy Studies.

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Policy Online

Explore our NZ Governance & Policy Online collection which includes policy research, commentary, audio, video, websites and other content related to New Zealand and/or published by New Zealand authors and organisations on all topics.