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Tackling climate change

Climate change is one of the key challenges facing the world today. From shrinking ice sheets to warming oceans to rising global temperatures—there’s growing demand for people with the knowledge to solve these issues.

Why you should study with us

#1 in climate action

We rank #1 in New Zealand for Climate Action and Affordable Clean Energy (Times Higher Education—Impact rankings)

Antarctic research

World-leading researchers study how the Antarctic is responding to climate change at the Antarctic Research Centre.

World-renowned experts

Work with some of the world's most renowned scientists and researchers and help tackle climate change and environmental issues.

Study options in climate change

Climate change can be tackled from many different angles. Whether you want to explore the science behind sea-level rise, design climate-resilient cities, or develop sustainable technologies to combat climate change, there is a programme for you at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.

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Climate change is not yet out of our control. I'm driven by the knowledge that we can actually get on top of it if we just put our minds to it.

Prof. James Renwick

World-leading climate scientist