Professor Adam Shoemaker is the fourth Vice-Chancellor and President of Victoria University.

He is responsible to the University Council for leading and managing the University well, promoting its educational excellence, and securing its financial sustainability.

Welcome to Victoria University

We have always done things differently at Victoria University.

As one of only six dual-sector universities in Australia, we are uniquely positioned to offer flexible, complementary studies to students at multiple points in their learning journey. This brings together the best of our University qualifications and VU Poytechnic's leading vocational education and training.

For two years in a row, we have been Australia's top university for employability skills — in every degree; every program. Since 2018 our revolutionary learning models have also led the way, ranging from the finest of new and emerging skills education to the Australian-first curricular transformation of the First Year College and the multi-award winning VU Block Model.

Never before has the world needed education and research with more impact. Driving our input, and underpinning all that we do, is our commitment to Protecting Country. We have a commitment to host ethical industries on every campus; to diversity and inclusivity; to the aspirations of First Nations people and culture; and to essential care of the environment that we share. 

This is who we are — a university with heart that meets and exceeds local and global challenges, for the benefit of people, place and planet.

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


Read our Strategic Plan

People of VU Podcast

Each week the Vice-Chancellor introduces listeners to some of the people shaping Victoria University.

Get to know change-makers, leaders and storytellers - the people of VU who make the University a thriving place to work and study.

Listen here:

Podcast also available on Spotify, Google and Apple.

Access transcripts of People at VU podcasts.

Left to right: Igor Asmaryan, Vice-Chancellor Adam Shoemaker, Stuart Clegg, Dr Mary Woessner
The Vice-Chancellor in the studio with VU Hive producers Igor Asmaryan and Stuart Clegg and podcast guest Dr Mary Woessner.