Advancing better government
We have strong relationships with the public sector, business and the diplomatic community, while retaining the independence to engage critically in a non-partisan way.
Victoria University of Wellington’s commitment to advancing better government positions it to be the pre-eminent centre for expertise, insight and engagement in the legislative and regulatory systems to protect the interests of the future.
Our expertise is world-class and multidisciplinary, and is drawn from many areas in the University—across research, teaching and engagement.
Te Kawau Mārō—Advancing Better Government
This refers to a military tactic where a war party advances in a particular way. It is also used to describe an advocate or promoter. This dual meaning symbolises the role of government in advocating for the people but also the politics and interactions of groups.
The verdict on jury reforms
If, in the past 15 years, you have sat on a New Zealand jury for a criminal trial and appreciated the judge’s guidance about how to reach your verdict, Associate Professor Yvette Tinsley is one of the people you can thank.Find out more
Parliamentary insights for the University interns
Numerous students have seen the inner workings of Parliament over the years thanks to the Victoria University of Wellington’s Parliamentary Internship Programme.Find out more
Our world-class scholars combine expertise across a diverse range of disciplines to explore how government can best function to improve the lives of citizens.Find out more
Centres, institutes and chairs
The multidisciplinary research centres, institutes and chairs at the University provide a platform for our world leading researchers to collaborate and focus on significant research challenges related to Advancing Better Government.