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 Geographic Information Science.

Study in New Zealand

Professor Kathleen Campbell's research is focussed on trying to understand the origins of life on earth and life elsewhere in the cosmos. The geologist and astrobiologist talks about the advantages of studying in NZ.

Predicting the future of coral coastline flooding

Where will coral reef-fringed coastlines become uninhabitable from wave-driven flooding? Scientists have developed an efficient and accessible tool to find out.

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.

  • Distinction awards presented to top environment researchers
    02 October 2018
    The School of Environment hosted its annual Research Distinction Awards evening on Tuesday 2nd October 2018.
  • Women in science – a celebration of NZ pioneers
    19 September 2018
    Pioneering women scientists who helped pave the way for others are being honoured as part of Women’s Suffrage 125 celebrations by having the University of Auckland’s science departments and schools named after them for one week.
  • Major funding for University of Auckland science research
    13 September 2018
    A non-invasive laser probe to detect prostate cancer and developing high-value products from seaweed are just two research projects at the University of Auckland awarded funding from this year’s Endeavour and Smart Ideas science fund allocation.
  • International honour for Professor Le Heron
    03 August 2018
    Professor Richard Le Heron has been awarded an International Geographical Union Lauréat d’honneur by the IGU Commission and is being presented with this award at the IGU-CAG Regional Conference in Quebec, Canada.