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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Aug20To purchase or not to purchase Low Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound: Using evidence-based practice to inform clinical decision making within ACC
Date: 20 August 2015
Time: 12.30 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 3 (GBLT3), Ground Floor, Old Government Building, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University, 55 Lambton Quay, Wellington
This talk focuses on how evidence-based practice in ACC has been used to guide clinical… Read more
Sep2Investing for Success: Social Impact Bonds and the future of public services
Date: 2 September 2015
Time: 12.30 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 3 (GBLT3), Ground Floor, Old Government Building, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University, 55 Lambton Quay, Wellington
In June 2015, the Ministry of Health announced New Zealand’s first social bond will focus… Read more

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13 August 2015 Call for audit of public sector's ability to provide "free and frank" advice
Dr Chris Eichbaum says the Office of the Auditor-General needs to conduct an inquiry into whether the public service is providing government with "free and frank" advice. Read more
12 August 2015 Workplace whistleblowing research to chart new territory
Dr Michael Macaulay will lead work in New Zealand on a three-year, trans-Tasman research project into whistleblowing practices in the workplace that has been granted over $500,000 in funding by the Australian Research Council Linkage. Read more
5 August 2015 School of Government appointees to OGP Advisory Group
Professor Miriam Lips and A/Prof Michael Macaulay have been appointed to a new Stakeholder Advisory Group formed to provide input into New Zealand's Open Government Partnership Action plan. 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.