School of Environment

Te Kura Mātai Taiao | Our teaching and research address the Earth system and the natural and social processes that impact our environments.

UG Environment students

We combine a diverse range of courses, programmes and research interests to explore the social and natural worlds in which we live.

Haere mai | Welcome
Students doing fieldwork surrounded by ice capped mountains

Field work with the School of Environment

Join some of our masters students on their field trip to Kaikoura and find out why our students often say that fieldwork was a highlight of their studies.

Underwater shot of a turtle.

Scientists have compiled the most comprehensive assessment to date of how ocean warming is affecting the mix of marine species in our oceans.

Pānui tonu | Read more
An aerial image of a grass covered New Zealand volcano

Bruce Hayward has written the perfect guide to take with you if you’re exploring Auckland’s volcanoes.

Kimihia te roanga atu | Find out more
An image of student Charlotte Milne by a blue river, standing on a rocky river bed.

Meet our student

Charlotte Milne is currently studying a Master of Science in Geography and uses drone technology to investigate changes after the 2016 Kaikoura Earthquake.

Kimihia te roanga atu | Find out more

Environment student taking measurements

Explore our range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Geography, Environmental Science, Geographic Information Science and Earth Sciences.

Hōpara kowhiringa | Explore options
Barb Lyon, Environment

Meet our students and find out where their School of Environment degree has taken them.

Pānui tonu | Read more
Environment researchers working in the desert

Our staff are engaged in a wide variety of groundbreaking research which is recognised internationally.

Tūhuratia | Discover
An image of an Environment student in a hard hat and fluorescent orange builders shirt.

Discover some of the exciting research happening in the School with our selection of interviews from early-career and up-and-coming academics.

Hōparatia | Explore
Map room detail

Learn more about our strong collaborative research relationships with local and international organisations.

He whakamārama atu anō | Learn more