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.

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.

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

The NZCCRI undertakes in-depth climate change research that can inform policy debates in New Zealand and internationally.

Research links and collaboration

The Wellington Faculty of Science also has strong links with: