Research centres and institutes

We are at the heart of science discovery in New Zealand, with our own research centres and strong links to many other organisations and universities.

Centres and institutes

These research centres and institutes are affiliated with the Wellington Faculty of Science or a school within the Faculty.

Antarctic Research Centre

A world-leading research centre enhancing knowledge on the Antarctic's response to climate change and the consequences, both globally and for New Zealand.

Centre for Applied Cross-cultural Research

A centre based in Victoria University of Wellington's School of Psychology researching globalisation, migration and cultural diversity.

Centre for Biodiscovery

An interdisciplinary centre which aims to enhance human health and wellbeing through discovery of unique natural products and biological pathways and processes.

Centre for Biodiversity and Restoration Ecology

A conservation management and sustainability research centre based in the School of Biological Sciences.

Centre for Science in Society

Researchers interested in the relationship between science, scientists, society, the history of science, and the communication of scientific information.

Ferrier Research Institute

A team of expert carbohydrate chemists and analysts carrying out research on drugs, materials and technology.

Institute of Geophysics

A centre based in the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences researching geophysics, meteorology and tectonics.

MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology

A group building materials and devices from atoms and molecules, developing and applying cutting edge techniques in physics, chemistry and engineering.

Malaghan Institute of Medical Research

A leading medical research institute focused on finding cures for cancer, asthma & allergy, arthritis, multiple sclerosis and infectious disease.

New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute

Researchers and policy thinkers working on climate change science, issues and decisions.

Victoria University Coastal Ecology Laboratory

An active research facility based in Island Bay studying coastal-based organisms.

VILLA—Victoria Institute for Links with Latin America

VILLA is a cross-disciplinary institute aiming to encourage our university's expanding links with academics, diplomats and policymakers in Latin America.

Research links and collaboration

The Wellington Faculty of Science also has strong links with: