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 the 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 carbohydrate, analytical, and bio-chemistry experts working to bring better drugs, materials, and technology to the world.

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 network of leading researchers partnering with industry and government to address global challenges such as clean water, renewable energy, and climate change.

New Zealand Climate Change Research Institute

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

Research links and collaboration

The Wellington Faculty of Science also has strong links with: