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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Oct15Using categories in health care decision making: the household, the consultation room, and the multidisciplinary team meeting
Date: 15 October 2015
Time: 12.30 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 3 (GBLT3), Ground Floor, Old Government Building, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University, 55 Lambton Quay, Wellington
This presentation explores different ways in which category work is a resource for patients and… Read more

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6 October 2015 The digital divides persist in New Zealand
Professor Miriam Lips, the Chair in Digital Government, says research shows continuing divides between 'digital-rich' and 'digital-poor' people in New Zealand society in an opinion piece published by the Dominion Post. Read more
18 September 2015 Dr Jenny Neale made a Fellow of the Australasian Evaluation Society
At the recent Australasian Evaluation Society International Evaluation Conference, Dr Jenny Neale, a senior research… Read more
16 September 2015 Talking to Thailand: 'Public Leadership in National Departments'
Professor Berman was invited to deliver a presentation earlier this month in front of 900 people gathered as part of the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Graduate School of Public Administration in Thailand. 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.

Download our 2016 prospectuses

Our new 2016 undergraduate prospectus is now available.

Our 2016 postgraduate prospectus will be available soon.

Find out more about our qualifications, courses and teaching staff.

New Graduate Pathway

Completed (or about to complete) a Bachelor's degree? 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 School of Government's Institute for Governance and Policy Studies.