Vice-Chancellor Adam Shoemaker is responsible to the University Council for leading and managing the University well, promoting its educational excellence, and securing its financial sustainability.
Professor Adam Shoemaker

Learn more about VU fourth vice-chancellor and President of Victoria University.

Welcome to Victoria University

"We have always done things differently at Victoria University. This is what makes us uniquely VU.

As one of only six dual-sector universities in Australia, we offer flexible, complementary studies to students at multiple points in their learning journey.

This brings together the best of our higher education qualifications, through the multi-award winning VU Block Model®, and leading vocational training. Together, with our real-world research and distinct partnerships approach, we are championing a culture of equity and excellence.

This is who we are. A university with heart. An institution with an unyielding focus on creating positive solutions for people, place and planet. A place where our students, our colleagues, and our communities can realise their full potential.

We are all proud of where VU has been. We are even more proud of where it is headed."

– Professor Adam Shoemaker
Vice-Chancellor and President

Strategic Plan 2022–2028

Our Strategic Plan 2022-2028: Start well, finish brilliantly has a clear purpose and strong vision: to be a global leader in dual-sector learning and research.

Learn more about our strategic plan

People of VU podcast

Get to know change-makers, leaders and storytellers - the people shaping Victoria University.

Hosted by Vice-Chancellor Professor Adam Shoemaker, meet staff, students, graduates, and industry partners and explore everything from leadership journeys and career changes to passion projects and childhood memories.

Listen to the podcast today on the platforms listed below: