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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May9Has Opening Up Data Promoted Open Government in New Zealand? with Keitha Booth REPEAT SEMINAR
Date: 9 May 2016
Time: 12.30 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 3 (GBLT3), Ground Floor, Old Government Building, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University, 55 Lambton Quay, Wellington
The original seminar on 21 April 2016 is now FULL, so due to high demand,… Read more
May12Harkness Health Care Policy and Practice Fellowship 2016 Report-Back Seminar
Date: 12 May 2016
Time: 12.30 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 4 (GBLT4), Level 1, Old Government Building, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University, 55 Lambton Quay, Wellington
The Commonwealth Fund, a U.S.-based foundation, brings promising mid-career professionals- government policymakers, academic researchers, clinical… Read more
May20Texas of the South? Economic Development, Petroleum and Environmental Conflict in New Zealand
Date: 20 May 2016
Time: 12.30 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 1 (GBLT1), Old Government Building Annex, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University, 55 Lambton Quay, Wellington
Shortly after the National government came to power in 2008, it set out a policy… Read more

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14 April 2016 The Panama Papers and New Zealand's "politically-exposed persons"
The so-called Panama Papers leak also raises questions about New Zealand's 'ratification' of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, writes Emeritus Professor Bob Gregory. Read more
12 April 2016 Study finds small businesses challenged by government interactions online
A study by Professor Miriam Lips has found that many small businesses in New Zealand would like to do more online business with government, but it is not the technology that is holding them back. Read more
6 April 2016 Research association awards VBS professor's scholarship
Congratulations to Professor Evan Berman, who received the American Society for Public Administration's award for Outstanding Scholarship in Public Sector Human Resources Management. 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.

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