About the School

Our Joint Graduate School is a partnership between the University and Plant & Food Research.

Dr David Pattemore, Director of the Joint Graduate School
Dr David Pattemore, Director of the Joint Graduate School

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 Research's scientific expertise and research infrastructure across the country.

Dr David Pattemore

Plant & Food Research

At Plant & Food Research, we believe science can create a better future. By finding smarter, greener options today, we’re helping secure the world we want to live in tomorrow.

With our partners, we use world-leading science to improve the way they grow, fish, harvest and share food. Every day, we have 1000 people working across Aotearoa New Zealand and the world to help deliver healthy foods from the world’s most sustainable systems.

New fruits, better grains, smarter use of chemicals, stronger biosecurity, higher yields, exciting foods, great nutrition, reduced waste.

We answer complex biological questions; we design innovative products and technologies; and we look over the horizon for new ways to grow a smart green future.