About the School
Our joint graduate school is a partnership between the University and Plant & Food Research.
Our graduate school combines academic excellence with an industry perspective. It is hosted jointly by the University's Faculty of Science and Plant & Food Research.
We offer students access to the University’s research programmes and Plant & Food’s scientific expertise and research infrastructure across the country.
Professor Jo Putterill
Plant & Food Research
Plant & Food Research focuses on delivering applied science, supported by a strong fundamental science base. We have a network of scientific collaborations and industry partnerships, both nationally and internationally. The Institute works with plant and marine-based food industries to develop environmentally and economically sustainable production systems, and new whole foods and functional ingredients.
Plant & Food works directly with industry organisations, growers and companies to make sure our research is driven by awareness of issues that relate to the sector as a whole. We integrate our research across production, manufacturing, distribution and marketing platforms to ensure the value of New Zealand’s plant-based food industry is realised.