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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Aug12Making Administrative Reform Work: Lessons learned from Indonesia
Date: 12 August 2015
Time: 5.30 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 2 (GBLT2), Old Government Building Annex, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University, 55 Lambton Quay, Wellington
Speaker: Professor Eko PrasojoFaculty of Social Science and Political Science, University of IndonesiaPublic Lecture -… Read more

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21 July 2015 Remembering Dr Seamus Hogan
We have received the very sad news that our valued colleague Dr Seamus Hogan passed away suddenly in Christchurch on Friday. Read more
9 July 2015 'Walking Away From Westminster?' A New Zealand perspective
Dr Chris Eichbaum presented a New Zealand perspective on governance at the recent 'Walking Away From Westminster?' conference held at University of Oxford's Blavatnik School of Government. Read more
18 June 2015 Emeritus Professor retains special interest in Hong Kong
Emeritus Professor Bob Gregory takes a professional interest in the politics and government of Hong Kong, and reflects on a complex political situation as the former colony adapts to its existence as a Special Autonomous Region of China. Read more

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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.

2015 Prospectuses

New prospectuses are now available. Find out more about our qualifications, courses on offer and our teaching staff.

New Graduate Pathway

Have you recently completed (or are about to complete) a Bachelor's degree? Are you looking for a vocationally-oriented programme of study leading to a Master of Public Management or Master of Public Policy?

Find out about our Graduate Pathway »

Policy Quarterly

Check out Policy Quarterly, the journal of the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies.

News and Views

Keep up to date with the School of Government's quarterly newsletter by reading the June 2015 issue.