Australia and China Center of Public Administration and Governance
Australia and China CENTRE of Public Administration and Governance (ACCPAG)
A collaborative research and professional development initiative between the School of Humanities and Law, Northeastern University of China and The Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra.
This Centre's purpose is twofold. Firstly, to compare processes of public sector reform in Australia and China to identify appropriate lessons therein to help build a Chinese public policy perspective on the incremental shift from government to governance. Secondly, to develop a range of collaborative postgraduate programs at the Masters and PhD levels focusing on governance and public policy themes. Students in these postgraduate programs will focus their research orientation on looking beyond 'new governance' to instead look at how administrative reform can create new opportunities for policy innovation.
The School of Humanities and Law and the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis (IGPA) have reached the following understanding:
The Centre's activities will focus on three areas:
- Training Program and Consultancy
- Both Institutions will implement a collaborative postgraduate program beginning with the International Masters in Public Administration Partnership Program (IMPAPP), which is a '1+1.5' program.
- Both Institutions will encourage collaboration between researchers in research areas including: administrative reform, adaptive leadership, strategic communication, policy learning, and post crisis leadership for recovery.
- Both of Institutions will co-design appropriate conferences, forums and visiting scholars programs to facilitate collaborative research.
Applied Research Program
The School of Humanities and Law and IGPA will promote and facilitate collaborative applied research on governance and public policy themes.