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 post-experience 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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May6People, Productivity and High Performance
Date: 6 May 2014
Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: Intercontinental Hotel, Lambton Rooms 1 & 2, 2 Grey Street, Wellington
Keynote Speaker: Professor Deborah Blackman, Professor of Public Sector Management Strategy, University of NSW, Canberra,… Read more
May8Globalization & Sovereignty: How to Have Both?
Date: 8 May 2014
Time: 5.40 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 3 (GBLT3), Ground Floor, Old Government Building, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University, 55 Lambton Quay, Wellington
Speaker: Dr Inge Kaul, Associate Professor, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, and ANZSOG Visiting Scholar… Read more
May9-10The Global Commons, Public Goods & Governance UNANZ Conference
Date: 9–10 May 2014
Time: 8.00 am
Venue: 9 May = Legislative Council Chamber, NZ Parliament / 10 May = Lecture Theatre 1 (RHLT1), Ground Floor, Rutherford House, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University, 23 Lambton Quay, Wellington
Keynote Speaker: Dr Inge Kaul, Associate Professor, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, and ANZSOG Visiting… Read more

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20 March 2014 Online privacy behaviours under the microscope
Age, ethnicity, income and education are significant factors in how people manage their personal information online, a study by the Chair in e-Government has found. Read more
4 March 2014 Media commentary from IGPS
The Institute for Governance and Policy Studies provided material for two inteviews on National Radio during February, featuring Professor Jonathan Boston and visiting academic Simon Biggs, professor of gerontology and social policy at the University of Melbourne. Read more
19 February 2014 Professor Miriam Lips appointed to Data Futures Forum
Professor of e-Government Miriam Lips has been appointed to the New Zealand Data Futures Forum, which will advise ministers on how the collection, sharing, and use of business and personal information will impact on public services in the coming years. Read more

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New Master of
e-Government programme for 2014

The School of Government is pleased to announce a new Master of e-Government programme commencing 2014.  For more information, click here

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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.

2014 Prospectuses available now!

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Undergraduate/Honours for Public Policy prospectus

Postgraduate (Post-Experience) for Public Policy and Public Management prospectus

Master of e-Government brochure