Graduate School of Government

Professor Geoff GallopThe University of Sydney's Graduate School of Government (GSG) aims to promote excellence and innovation in public administration.

Established in 2003 the GSG seeks to involve local, state and federal government as well as the community sector in its courses and programs. The importance of these sectors for our quality of life means that their administrators need to be exposed to and educated in best practice. To this end our courses and programs contain innovative modules that present real world issues and events as case studies, supported by the active involvement of the participants as well as leading academics.

The GSG has initiated a highly successful mentor program involving experienced practitioners from the ranks of the senior public service, the judiciary and the private sector. The GSG aims to become central to the daily life of government in NSW and to reach out nationally and internationally for partnerships and ideas. Just as the public sector itself must cross the traditional boundaries to be effective, so too must the GSG.

As Director I look forward to ensuring that the GSG plays a significant role in the life of the University and its supporting community.

Professor Geoff Gallop
Graduate School of Government.

Latest News

  • GDPA news - John Howard AC


    The Hon. John Howard AC, former Australian Prime Minister, visited the Graduate School of Government to deliver a lecture on Public Sector Leadership.

  • GDPA news - Dr Helen Caldicott


    Dr Helen Caldicott visited the Graduate School of Government to deliver a lecture on Public Sector Leadership, 1 May 2014.

  • Melbourne forum


    Professor Gallop addressed the Melbourne Forum on the Topic: "Where is the Australian Republic Today?”

  • Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations

    Professor Gallop was a discussant at a forum on the Oxford Martin Commission Report, responding to its Chair Pascal Lamy.

  • Meeting for Minds: Mental Health forum

    Professor Gallop was a panelist at Meeting for Minds 2014.

  • Executive Program news - Ethiopia


    An article on the Graduate School of Government's executive program appeared in The Ethiopian Sunday Edition on 11 May 2014.

  • CONSAD Brasilia, Brazil


    Professor Gallop delivered a keynote address “Public Sector Reform Today”. for the Brazilian CONSAD (National Council of State Administration Secretaries).