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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Aug5'You Say You Want A Revolution': Does public sector reform have a happy history?
Date: 5 August 2016
Time: 12.00 pm
Venue: Grand Ballroom, Rydges Hotel, 75 Featherston Street, Wellington
International public management scholars frequently make their way to Wellington to admire the rigour, comprehensiveness… Read more
Aug7-914th JCPA and ICPA Forum Workshop - Transferable Learning: Advances in Comparative Methodologies and Practice
Date: 7 August 2016 = 4.00pm-7.00pm / 8-9 August 2016 = 9.30am-7.00pm
Time: 4.00 pm
Venue: 7 August 2016 = Clyde Quay Wharf, Wellington / 8-9 August 2016 = Boardroom, Level 12, Rutherford House, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University, 23 Lambton Quay, Wellington
Presented by the International Comparative Policy Analysis Forum, affiliated with the Journal of Comparative Policy… Read more
Aug9School of Government Auckland seminar series: Has Opening Up Data Promoted Open Government?
Date: 9 August 2016
Time: 12.15 pm
Venue: VUW in Auckland, 50 Kitchener Street, Auckland
New Zealand has been a world leader in opening up its public data for legal… Read more

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27 July 2016 New prescription for community pharmacies
The changing role of local pharmacists will be examined in a new research project led by Professor Jackie Cumming, director of the Health Services Research Centre. Read more
21 July 2016 A renewed Australian Policy Online partnership and enhanced service in New Zealand
School of Government re-joins with ANZSOG to support NZ content in Australian Policy Online Read more
18 July 2016 Dr Girol Karacaoglu new Head of School of Government
Dr Girol Karacaoglu has been appointed to the role of Head of School of Government in Victoria Business School, and will take up the role on 3 October. 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.

2016 Prospectuses

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


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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Policy Quarterly

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

See our latest issue »

Policy Online

The School of Government is a partner with Australian Policy Online.