A wide range of research is undertaken within the School of Earth and Environment | Te Kura Aronukurangi, allowing our students to develop vital skills for further study or the workforce.
Our research groups and centres focus on collaboration with industry experts to give our students practical, real-world experience. Explore them below.
Engages in research connected to Antarctic governance from perspectives such as law, policy, political science and history.
Incorporates research on how Antarctic ecosystems are constrained by the unique Antarctic environment and how the species and communities will respond to environmental changes.
Atmospheric research conducted at UC has been commercialised and is used on projects throughout the world.
Climate and Environment research involves looking at global climate change and environmental responses.
Research work in this area concentrates on atmospheric, coastal, and snow and ice processes.
The Geothermal Resource Research Group involves researching geothermal systems and energy in collaboration with industry experts.
Geohazards and Tectonics focuses on finding ways to manage and mitigate risk of natural hazards.
We undertake applied research in the areas of health geography, spatial epidemiology and Geographical Information Systems.
Geospatial research is the study of geographic information, and how we collect, store, manage, analyse, and visualise it. We are tackling a range of topics in this area.
Our research focuses on how the social and physical environment interact to influence personal health outcomes and behaviours.