Enabling our Asia–Pacific trading nation

Vice-Chancellor Professor Grant Guilford explores one of Victoria’s eight distinctive academic themes.

“One of Victoria’s eight distinctive academic themes, Enabling our Asia–Pacific trading nation, brings together more than 100 staff across a wide array of disciplines to focus on the flow of goods, services, people, cultures and ideas that constitute modern trade. This is an important role for an engaged global-civic university based in New Zealand’s capital city, given our country’s high dependence on the Asia–Pacific for our livelihood and security.

Victoria intends to be New Zealand’s internationally recognised centre for expertise, learning, engagement and capacity building for advancing our country’s relations with the Asia–Pacific. We are undertaking research and teaching that addresses the relevant contemporary issues and challenges.

It is a region in which we are making a difference.”

Victoria’s Vice-Chancellor
Professor Grant Guilford

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