New School of Government launched

The Faculty of Business & Economics, the Faculty of Arts and the Law School at the University have come together to launch the Melbourne School of Government (MSoG).

The School aims to develop innovative responses to contemporary public policy and governance questions, foster a culture of public debate and help train the Asia Pacific’s next generation of political leaders.

The MSoG Director, Professor Helen Sullivan, said it will work with policy makers and the general public. “We will have an ongoing, genuine and robust dialogue with business leaders, government department, agencies and NGOs, as well as the world’s best think-tanks and academic institutions,” she said.

Dean of the Faculty of Business & Economics, Professor Paul Kofman, highlighted the opportunities the school will bring ‘the Melbourne School of Government creates a unique opportunity to more effectively exploit our teaching and research strengths in the economics and business aspects of public policy. By collaborating we can begin to explore interdisciplinary solutions to pressing multi-dimensional public policy problems in areas like ageing and health, food security, resources taxation, population growth and urban planning.

Watch the video below to learn more about MSoG

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