Joint graduate schools

Our joint graduate schools are partnerships between the University of Auckland and some of NZ’s world-class research institutes.

They aim to provide greater employment opportunities for our postgraduate students, create more collaborative relationships for University staff and increase scholarship potential.

Joint Graduate School in Biodiversity and Biosecurity

The Graduate School in Biodiversity and Biosecurity is a partnership with Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research, a leading research organisation in environmental science and ecology.

Help protect and enhance New Zealand's biodiversity by undertaking postgraduate research on some of our toughest environmental and ecological problems.

Joint Graduate School in Coastal and Marine Science

The Coastal and Marine Science graduate school is a partnership with the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), an expert in water and atmospheric research.

Undertake critical coastal and marine research alongside some of New Zealand’s leading scientists.

Joint Graduate School in Plant and Food Science

The Graduate School in Plant and Food Science is a partnership with Plant & Food Research.

Postgraduate students can undertake masters or PhD research to benefit New Zealand primary production and food industries.

Joint Graduate School Cawthron Institute

The Joint Graduate School is a partnership with Cawthron Institute.

This is an opportunity for postgraduate students to work with New Zealand’s largest independent science organisation, and experience first-hand being part of a professional team of researchers working to make a difference for our environment