Our teaching and research programmes are anchored in a passion for planet Earth and the geological, environmental, and social processes that affect the world around us.

Throughout New Zealand and across the globe, from the Earth’s deep interior to the communities we live in, our staff and students are working to understand the matters that most affect our planet.

QS World University Rankings by Subject

Want to know if what you’re studying in our School is top quality? The results from the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject show Development Studies is in the top 50, Geography is in the top 100, and Earth and Marine Sciences are in the top 150.

A blue river, in the centre of the photo, flows over rocks and into a pool, surrounded by greenery

Our Environment

The Environmental Science students share stories on topics of interest including didymo, mangroves and the fashion industry in this class blog.

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