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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Mar30Nuclear Weapons: The State of Play 2015
Date: 30 March 2015
Time: 6.00 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 323 (HULT323), Hunter Building, Kelburn Campus, Victoria University of Wellington, Kelburn Parade, Kelburn, Wellington
Five years ago hopes were high that the world was at last seriously headed… Read more
Apr9The year the Gorge stood still: a natural disaster’s impact on travel time to health services and their use
Date: 9 April 2015
Time: 12.30 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 3 (GBLT3), Ground Floor, Old Government Building, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University, 55 Lambton Quay, Wellington
Presented by the Health Services Research Centre, School of Government, Victoria University of WellingtonThe Manawatu… Read more
Apr10The Use of Science in Difficult Political Decision-Making
Date: 10 April 2015
Time: 12.30 pm
Venue: Room RWW 501, Level 5, Railway West Wing, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University, Wellington Railway Station, Bunny Street, Wellington
IGPS is pleased to invite you to an informal seminar with Sven GrundmannSven is a… Read more

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11 March 2015 New book seeks to address child poverty
A new book co-authored by Professor of Public Policy Jonathan Boston sends some clear messages around what can be done to alleviate child poverty in New Zealand. Read more
23 February 2015 Study finds need for education about privacy online
The final report of a major national study on how New Zealanders manage their personal… Read more
23 January 2015 Lifetime of achievement in public administration awarded
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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?

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Policy Quarterly

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

CUE - the School of Government e-Magazine

CUE is the quarterly magazine from the School of Government. Keep up to date with our school news by reading the December issue.