Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Victoria University of Wellington is one of New Zealand’s oldest and most prestigious tertiary institutions with a proud tradition of academic excellence.
It is particularly well known for its programmes in law, the humanities, and some scientific disciplines, and offers a broad range of other courses. Being located in New Zealand’s capital city, the University plays an important role by contributing to public policy in local and global issues. New Zealand’s only School of Government undertakes teaching and research on public policy and public administration/management. In recent years, Victoria has had to expand out of its original campus in Kelburn, and new campuses have been set up in Te Aro (architecture and design), Pipitea (opposite Parliament, housing the law, and commerce and administration schools) and Karori (education). The Wellington College of Education, established in 1880, merged with the University to become its revived Faculty of Education on 1 January 2005.
Why study at Victoria?
- Victoria is New Zealand’s top ranked University for research quality.
- About 3,000 international students from more than 100 countries study at Victoria.
- The university connects and engages with the Government, the business sector, the community and other academic institutions throughout New Zealand.
- As a capital city university Victoria has strong links with government departments and agencies, international organisations, industry, regional and local government and environmental organisations, as well as some of New Zealand’s major research institutes.
- The University has a range of internationally focused research centres spanning all faculties. These generate many interactive ventures (including research collaboration) with leading universities around the world, as well as with governments and private sector entities.
- Victoria is the only New Zealand university to host an institute specifically devoted to enhancing links with Latin America. The Victoria Institute for Links with Latin America (VILLA) was established in 2008.
University of Canberra, Australia
The University of Canberra (UC) is a public university that is located in Australia’s capital city, Canberra, which is located just 3 hours from Sydney and 2 hours from the South Coast. The University of Canberra is a young vibrant university with a focus on learning and creativity, as well as creating rewarding opportunities and positive outcomes for its students. UC has students from over 80 different countries worldwide. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses covering six main learning areas: Applied Science; Health; Art and Design; Business, Government and law; Education and Information Sciences and Engineering.
Why study at Canberra?
- A comprehensive, modern University engaged in innovative teaching and research to support the future needs of the professions, business, industry and government in the region as well as internationally.
- 2013 QS WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS by subject already ranks the university’s work among the best in the world in two categories: Politics and International Studies and Agriculture and Forestry.
- UC has a strong relationship with Australian government and it appoints famous governing figures as UC Academics
- It is a single-campus University set on 120 hectares of native bush land with kangaroos with easy access to the full range of facilities and services within the university, the local community and city centre. It is a diverse and inclusive community of over 12,500 students, including 2,500 international students from over 100 countries.