The Melbourne School of Government hosts a key number of publicly engaged programs aimed at the key political and governance issues of our times. Working with significant philanthropist, we blend our leading research expertise and apply it to these real-world challenges.
Pathways to Politics Program for Women
In Australia, less than one-third of all parliamentarians and one-fifth of all ministers are women. The Pathways to Politics Program for Women will address this under-representation by providing hands-on training and networking opportunities for women who aspire to elected office.
The new McKinnon Prize in Political Leadership aims to recognise political leaders who have driven positive change and encouraged a national discussion about the role of leadership.
Industry and International Engagement
The School has enduring links with some of the nation's largest employers of public policy, administration and management graduates.
The John Button Fund
The John Button Foundation was established in 2009 in memory of John Button, the late Industry Minister, Senator and writer. In 2016 the Foundation donated the fund to The University of Melbourne to be managed within the Melbourne School of Government.
Next Generation Engagement Project
The Next Generation Engagement Project aims to identify and address the key challenges and knowledge gaps in engagement, social risk management and social licence for Australia’s infrastructure sector.
Election Watch draws on the expertise of University of Melbourne staff and students to provide non-partisan, fact-based, expert analysis of elections around the world.