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.

The Inside Word

Are you wanting to know what life is REALLY like at uni? Classes, events, money, studying, stressing… Get the Inside Word, straight from the people who are experiencing it. Follow the blog to find out about your first year of study.

Vibrant volcanic research community

Doctoral candidate Benjamin Simons talks about his research community's love of volcanoes, their knowledge of geology and the volcano "World Cup" - a knock-out-style tournament pitting volcano against volcano.

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.

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.

  • The Veterinary Care of Kākāpō Event as iCalendar
    23 April 2018, 1 - 2pm
    Dr Richard Jakob-Hoff (wildlife veterinarian and manager, Auckland Zoo Conservation Science and Research) will share some of the challenges of providing veterinary care for Kākāpō in both field and hospital settings, and describe some ongoing research projects aimed at a better understanding of the factors contributing to their state of health.
  • Apply now for a 2018 graduate teaching assistant opportunity
    01 February 2018
    The Faculty of Science invites expressions of interest from postgraduate students for Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) positions in 2018.
  • Register now | Three-Minute Thesis Competition 2018
    19 April 2018
    Could you explain an 80,000 word thesis in just 180 seconds? This year's 2018 Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition challenges postgraduate students to communicate their research to a general audience in just 3 minutes with a single presentation slide. The Faculty of Science heats will be held on 21 May. Register now.