Welcome to the School of Environment


The School of Environment is the place to study and research in Geography, Earth Sciences (Geology), Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Geophysics and Geographical Information Science.

2018 Winter Lecture Series

Aotearoa in 2030. Six lectures, hosted by the Faculty of Science Sustainability Network and presented by local and international experts, delves into the pressing social and environmental challenges New Zealand faces.

Our subject is ranked 29th

According to the 2018 QS World University Rankings by subject, geography at the University of Auckland is ranked 29th in the world. Find out more.

Discover your Science with us

We’re much more than just New Zealand’s top ranked science faculty. We are a diverse collaborative community, full of budding scientists ready to help you discover your passion and what makes you tick.

Our research and teaching addresses the earth surface and subsurface, climate, social, economic and cultural processes that shape our world. Learn more by visiting Our school.

  • Our shrinking backyards Event as iCalendar
    27 August 2018, 1 - 2pm
    Using data from the Dunedin Garden Study, the Natural Neighbourhoods for City Children study, and the Nature Engagement in Older People study, Associate Professor van Heezik (Department of Zoology, University of Otago) will make a case for why we should be concerned about our shrinking backyards.
  • Entries open for New Zealand's most illustrious science prize
    20 June 2018
    Entries for the 2018 Prime Minister’s Science Prizes are now open, with New Zealand’s most talented established and emerging scientists, science teachers and science communicators able to apply for awards worth a combined value of $1 million across five categories.